The 11th century
Although the temple is situated in
Forget the political reasons; the
The World Heritage Committee quoted the following reasons for making the temple part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage:
The site is exceptional for three reasons:
- its natural situation on a promontory, with sheer cliffs overlooking a vast plain and mountain range;
- the quality of its architecture adapted to the natural environment and religious function of the temple; and,
- finally, the exceptional quality of the carved stone ornamentation of the temple.
You can read about the other Hindu Temples in UNESCO World Heritage List here.