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Kanchipuram is aptly nicknamed Temple City because it once had over 1,000. About 200 remain today. Some are famous and have elaborate carvings.
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Nearly all the Kanchipuram structures are built in the southern Indian Darvida style. And the temple complexes often sport a gopuram, a tall trapezoidal tower (see photo above).
Hindus consider Kanchipuram as one of seven sacred cities of India.
(Varanasi in northeastern India is the best known among them.)
Kanchipuram is renowned for its hand-woven fabrics and silk saris.
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