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Thanjavur_places to visit

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Palace
The Palace, on the east main street is a series of large and rambling buildings of fine masonry, built partly by the Nayaks around 1550 AD, and partly by the Marathas.On the southern side of the third quadrangle is a Vimana like building, 190 feet high with eight storeys and it is the Goodagopuram. Madamaligai is the tower which rises from the palace roof beyond the Goodagopuram.

Sivagangai Garden
A very beautiful park, located north of the big temple. It has a good collection of beautiful flower plants and birds and animals.

Tamil University
Established in 1981, the university is engaged in research and advanced study in Tamil. Tamil University Museum has a collection coins and musical instruments.

Rajarajan Manimandapam
Constructed on the eve of the World Tamil conference held at Thanjavur. It is a beautiful park.

Schwartz Church
In the palace garden, this church was built in 1779 A.D by Rajah Serfoji in token of his affection for the Rev. C.V. Schwartz of the Danish Mission.

Museums
Archeological Museum:- houses an interesting collection of sculpture.
Tamil University Museum:- contains coins and musical instruments.
Saraswathi Mahal Library Museum:- one of the most important oriental manuscript collections in India, closed to the public, but by scholars from all over the world. Over eighty percent of its 44,000 manuscripts are in Sanskrit, many on palm-leafs, and some very rare or even unique.
Nayak Durbar Hall Art Museum and Rajaraja Chola Museum:- contains magnificent collection of Chola Bronzes-all discovered locally -fills the Nayak Durbar Hall Art Museum and next door, the Rajaraja Cholan Museum houses Chola stone sculpture etc.

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