23 September 2015

#980 India

Konark Sun Temple (also Konârak) is a 13th-century Sun Temple at Konark in OdishaIndia. It is believed that the temple was built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty around 1250 CE. The temple is in the shape of a gigantic chariot elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls. A major part of the structure is now in ruins. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also featured on NDTV's list of Seven Wonders of India and Times of India's list of Seven Wonders of India.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1984

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