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Konark Sun Temple, Konark

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Must see · World heritage site · Architectural Building · Religious Site
Take in the architectural prowess, well-preserved art, and historical relevance of Konark Sun Temple, a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of India. Believed to have been built by King Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty in 1255 CE, the temple honors the sun god Surya and takes the form of a large chariot, with 24 elaborately carved, 3 m (9.8 ft) stone wheels acting as sun dials. As you tour the complex, note the many erotic maithuna sculptures, and carvings adorning the main pillars, walls, and other features. Make Konark Sun Temple part of your personalized Konark itinerary using our Konark day trip planning site.
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  • Situated on the northeastern corner of Puri, Konark Sun Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the prime tourist attractions of Odisha. Built in the form of a giant rath or chariot of the.....  more »
  • It is in very bad shape now. I visited this place second time after 7 years. They open the museum. Temple is in very bad shape. There is ticket for museum and temple separately. You need to bargain.....  more »
  • Such a beautiful temple. Love it's architecture. So clean. Tourist guide always available better to hire so that you can get all the informations.  more »
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  • One of the best in the world...Good location...Good climate... Absolutely beautiful stonework.... Millions of questions to be solved about the temple...How it was built in 1250 AD... How the stones were brought...How they arranged such huge masses of rocks... It is just amazing... Mind blowing... Awesome
  • One of the finest piece of architecture on this planet! So magnificent! Please get a guide or else it is another historic place for you. They'll tell with tiniest detail about temple structure, sculpture and architecture. Every stone has a story behind it. Try experimenting with sun Dial, it will tell you the exact same time.
  • The temple is magnificent and stands out. The place is well maintained. The sculpture is marvellous and has stood the time though some of it is getting blurred. The highlight of the place is also light and sound show. It is well designed and gives some idea of history. Better to come little before to buy tickets and seat early to avoid queues.
  • This ancient Indian temple is a UNESCO world heritage and its construction and history is shrouded in a mystery. The temple displays invaluable and intricate architecture and portrays the social picture of the then India. Although in ruins and in constant repair its beauty and mystery can never be subdued by any other.
  • Museum was awesome. The movie show was very entertaining. And a perfect combination of history and latest technologies. Full 5 star for museum. Konark temple is in ever reconstruction mode.

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