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Mahabalipuram is an UNESCO world heritage site. Home to beautiful beaches and magnificient rock cut temple, Mahabalipuram is a must visit place for someone who wish to explore the architectural wonders of the Pallava dynasty. Permanently exposed to the sea winds, these sculptures have withstood for more than 1500 years. Yes, this was a bustling seaport visited by Roman seafarers in 1st Century CE. Some sculptures are of Roman origin which testifies the above statement. Intricate carvings on almost every pillar in every temple and minute detailing on every sculpture in the temples talks about the artisanship of the Pallavas