Incredible India: Konark Sun Temple, Odisha

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The Konark Sun Temple, Odisha, East India is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument and was built around 1250 CE by Narasimhadeva I. The structure was built to resemble a giant chariot with wheels, horses, etc. but a large portion of it is in ruins now. This photo shows the surviving 30-meter high structure, but there was a larger, Temple-like structure (70-meter tall), right in front of it. This site is famous for its brilliantly carved intricate sculptures. See more pics from here, in this blog post.

Photo By Chaitali Chowdhury (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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