Koneswaram Temple was, and still is an incredibly fascinating place.
I love the intricacy of the design of Hindu temples, it's like layers and layers of detailed carving that is the antithesis to the extremely minimal Buddhist temple exterior. Even the relatively busy looking gothic churches have strongly defined vertical lines, while a hindu temple (I feel) is built upon the vertical stacking of horizontal elements (like plates). Does that make any sense?
And the colours! I mean where else do you get colours like this?!