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Dawn and misty Madurai.. I walked so slow to appraoch this great temple..

Arrival in Madurai like 5:30AM.. I started traveling in this misty city without any cleaning up myself.. I couldn't find any restroom and I was too excited that seeing part of Sri Meenakshi Temple just in front of me..  In the end, that cause me leave the great temple earlier than I expected.. I must find a restroom to refresh myself...

I took off my shoses and went intothe first gate with ladys' security checking point.. This first time, I wore nothing and walk on stree.. my feet felt a bit itch, but mostly, I couldn't stop to think Indian spilt all the time, I must be careful.. When I, finally, went into the gate.. I found it's really big.. it is not only a temple, but also a "temple town".

must take off the shoes when entering the big temple~
. marvelous and astonishing~ And I had to queue a very long line with plenty of traditional dressing Indian. I felt funny among them, I seems the only foreginer on the line..  Few mins later, a man came close to me and told me, I shouldn't queue here, there is a line for foreigner.. The price is very different than local.. but, I, finally, went into the temple AGAIN!!! 

When I almost finished my sightseeing of Sri Meenakshi Temple, a tout came clost to me, tried to be my tour guide.. He seems a nice person, so I follow him to a handicraft shop for going to the roof and get the bird view of Sri Meenakshi Temple.. They told me it's free to go to their roof.. but I knew, of course they want me to buy something after.

I, finally, visit the place I desired to go in India..
.. I did have a look around.. the Kashmir wood scarf is really soft with traditional pattern.. In the end, I bargain a so so price.. the shop let me use their restroom.. the shop onwner is glad to get a not bad business.. I am delight that I got refresh, finally, and bought nice local scarf as souvenir to my mother.. and my tout is happy that he could get some commission.. I like this win-win situation, tho I paid a little bit more.. hahaha..

Because of the limited time, I decdied to hird the tout riding me around and visit another primiary sightseeing spot, Tirumalai Nayak Palace.. We had good time chatting together.. he told me the story of his name is the son of the shiva. He invited me come back to Maduria.. he said, he is going to buy a house, if I came back next time and he got his house already, he wants me to stay in his house.. if not yet, his wife cook very well, he will ask his wife cook for me.. I got so many warm invitation entire Indian trip.. How can I NOT enjoy India??

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Dawn and misty Madurai.. I walked …
Dawn and misty Madurai.. I walked…
must take off the shoes when enter…
must take off the shoes when ente…
I, finally, visit the place I desi…
I, finally, visit the place I des…
South gate!
South gate!
Sri Meenakshi Temple~ the reason I…
Sri Meenakshi Temple~ the reason …
With sleeping eyes and unclean bod…
With sleeping eyes and unclean bo…
nice and helpful tout..
nice and helpful tout..
Madurai Palace
Madurai Palace
What a celling~
What a celling~
Madurai
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