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Hampi, Hindistan'ın Karnataka eyaletinin kuzeyinde yer alan bir anıt tapınaklar Unesco dόnya mirası şehri. Kendi dφneminde dόnyanın en zengin ve en bόyόk kentlerinden biriymiş. Kuruluşu Milattan φnce 3.yόzyıla kadar dayanıyor, ama en parlak dφnemi, Vijayanagara imparatorluğunun başkenti olan Vijayanagara şehrinin kurulması ile başlıyor. 1343'ten 1565'e kadar sόren bu dφnemde, blok kayalar, taşlardan oyma ηok ilginη tapınakların inşası gerηekleşiyor. Bu kalıntılar 1800 yılında Colin Mckenzie tarafından bulunuyor, ve o dnemden sonra da dini φnemini sόrdόrmeye devam ediyor. Fotoğraftaki taş araba tek başına bir bloktan oyulmuş olmasa da, ηok bόyόk bir kaη bloktan oyulmuş ve dφnemini temsil eden en φnemli parηalardan biri. İşηilik ayrıntıları, oymacılık ustalığı son derece dikkat ηekiyor.

Hampi (Hampe) is a village and temple town recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi in northern Karnataka, India. It was one of the richest and largest cities in the world during its prime. It is located within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, Hampi continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple and several other monuments belonging to the old city. According to statistics of 2014, Hampi is the most searched historical place in Karnataka on Google.The empire boasted a massive army comprising close to two million men. In around 1500 AD Vijaynagar had about 500,000 inhabitants making it the second largest city in the world after Beijing and almost thrice the size of Paris. As for the photograph, the stone chariot is actually a shrine rather than being a car. It is located inside the Vittala Temple Campus, and it is said to contain once the Garuda statue, though it is empty now.The striking chariot is considered to be the most fascinating sculptural achievement of the Vijayanagara era.

This stunning structure of Hampi has become one of the most famous symbols of Karnataka Tourism. The structure is a huge attraction for the tourists and is often considered by the visitors as the highlight of their Hampi trail. The Stone Chariot at Hampi is one of the three famous stone chariots in India. The other two chariots are situated in Konark (Odissa) and Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu).

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