Great Living Chola Temples


Great Living Chola Temples

Infobox World Heritage Site
WHS = Great Living Chola Temples


State Party = IND
Type = Cultural
Criteria = i, ii, iii, iv
ID = 250
Region = Asia-Pacific
Year = 1987
Session = 11th
Extension = 2004
Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/250

The Great Living Chola Temples are temples built during the Chola rule in the south of India. These temples are the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur, the Temple of Gangaikondacholisvaram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram. The Brihadisvara Temple was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1987; the Temple of Gangaikondacholisvaram and the Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram were added as extensions to the site in 2004. The site is now known as the "Great Living Chola Temples".

References

* [http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/250 UNESCO's World Heritage Site] listing the Chola temples


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