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It was really impresive to see the statues. They all have different meanings because of the different gods they have in Hindoeïsm. It’s a beautiful place to walk and take a look in the different temples.
We visited Grand Bassin as part of a day trip of the south tour. Maybe as a non Hindu I didnt really appreciate this place as much as a Hindu would. The temple was nice but not overly impressive, I've seen much more impressive temples...More
We visited as part of a tour of the South part of the island as recommended by our hotel; the highlight of the day was La Vallee des Couleurs. The temples were nice however in our opinion, not really worth the visit. Perhaps unfairly comparing...More
We visited the temple as part of a "Wild South" tour. Although many who visit are tourists, there are also many worshipers taking part in rituals.
It must be and incredible place during a sacred pilgrimage when 1,000's of Hindus descend on the site.
It's wonderful to see so many people enjoying a pilgrimage to what for them, is a holy place, but is is also wonderful to see the beautiful temple and statues (the two at the entrance are of the most spectacular I've seen!), hear the sounds...More
As part of a day-long tour we visited the Grand Bassin Sacred Lake and adjacent temple. Perhaps if one is a Hindu there is a spiritual sense at this site but otherwise, to my mind, there is nothing much to warrant a visit.
This is the biggest pilgrimage point for Hindu people outside India - it is said that Shiva spilt some of the water from the Ganges here which formed the basin - the statues to the gods have to be seen to be believed both for...More
The Bassin and Temple views are simply stunning. Great to go and get a blessing on the way too! When you climb up to the Monkey God at the top of the peak and look down on the Bassin, wow it is a view not...More