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"Golden Temple complex" Amritsar Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

Amritsar Things to Do: 114 reviews and 269 photos

  The Golden Temple in the Pool of Nectare
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  • The Golden Temple in the Pool of Nectare - Amritsar
      The Golden Temple in the Pool of Nectare
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  • Main gatehouse and the Akal Takht - Amritsar
      Main gatehouse and the Akal Takht
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  • Northern clocktower - Amritsar
      Northern clocktower
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  • Akal Takht - Amritsar
      Akal Takht
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  • Dining Hall - Amritsar
      Dining Hall
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This was one of my must see things in India after seeing it on posters and paintings in Indian restaurants back home. Some people have said that it eclispes the Taj Mahal in terms of beauty and I think it's right up there with it. The temple itself is a shimmering sight set on a platform surrounded by water so its reflection shines on the surface with hardly a ripple to spoil it. It's really nice to sit in the shade by the side and take all of it in with the daily religious sights of the Sikh's praying and bathing. The whole complex itself covers a large area with a huge dinning hall, kitchen's, assembley hall, garden, museum, shops and 5 large accomodation blocks. Spend some time here and don't rush around. More photo's can be found in my travelogues.

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  • Written May 5, 2007
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