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“an astonishing sculpture”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Konark Sun Temple

Konark Sun Temple
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Private Tour: Konark Sun Temple and Pipli Village Day Tour from Bhubaneswar
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Konark
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Owner description: The 13th century temple, also known as the Black Pagoda, is a monumental Hindu structure dedicated to the sun God or Surya.
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“an astonishing sculpture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Just hire a guide here (govt approved, Rs 150) to value the sculpture. Its an astonishing piece of Indian history especially the time clock calculated from sun rays.

Visited May 2014
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Sirsa, India
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“Very old historical place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

this was my 3rd visit in konark, we took a guide to know the history of the temple. amazing pictures on the walls of the temple. very artistic palace.

Visited November 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Amazing historical place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is my 3rd visit to the Konark Sun Temple. Take a guide to know the history and importance of the place. Otherwise you won't be able to feel the art in the wall of temple and magic of the history. I have great attachment with this place along with Puri. If you are going from Puri then you can take a day tour from any travel agency along with other tourist spot. Or else you can also go there from the Puri bus stand of market area by local public bus.

Visited January 2014
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Patna, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

this is just35km away from Puri and a must visit place for all.
You dont find any priest over there but u will find few guides.
a nice and amazing art u can witness.
Sun Temple is amazing and the scripture associated with the temple is also important.
Pictures of KamaSutra on wall of temple showing the importance of Life and pictures showing every details of Life cycle is simply superb.
There is also near by Boating facility also available u can try that they can show u bay of bengal beach. we charged 600 for 4 person in private boat for 1-1.5 hrs.
overall a soothing experience although i went in may but ideal time will be october to march

Visited May 2014
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Jaipur, India
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“Ruins Remaining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Konark sun temple is about 30 kilometers from Puri town in Odisha, India. It has been declared as world heritage by Unesco. The temple is shaped like a chariot, in which Sun God travels from east to west. Most popular sight in the temple is wheel of the chariot. There are beautiful women carved on the walls of the temple in inviting and seductive postures. The temple was mostly destroyed but the remains still looks very impressive.

One who visits Puri for Darshan of Lord Jagannath, can not miss this sight. On the way you can enjoy beautiful beach of Bay of Bengal.

Visited October 2013
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