FUN-travel: Historical Hampi

November 21, 2016 by  

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  • It was one of the richest…

…and largest cities…

…in the world…

…during its prime…

…with over 1600 surviving remains…

…that include forts…

…riverside features…

…royal and sacred complexes…

…temples…

…shrines…

…pillared halls…

…memorial structures…

…gateways…

…defense check posts.

  • Built between 1336-1570 AD…

…this temple town…

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…recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site…

…with an estimated population…

…of 500,000 inhabitants…

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…made it the second largest city in the world after Beijing.

  • Lakshmi Narasimha statue…ham5

…one of the most imposing sculptures…

…is the largest monolith statue in Hampi.

FUN-fact – An amazing ancient water network…

…with impressive and extensive…

…aqueducts and canals…

…supplied numerous stone tanks…

…pools…

…and small reservoirs…

…everywhere in the vast city.

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