Hampi Hopping, Royal Center: Other Palace Enclosures

Photos from some of the other palace enclosures in the Royal Center of Vijaynagar.One of the other main enclosures is labeled “the mint”, though there does not seem to be any mint there. Another is labeled “nobleman’s quarters”, which is probably closer to the truth.

Sultanate-style masonry audience/reception hall. This structure (or what remains of it) looks like a mosque at first glance, but it does not face towards Kaaba (nor does it have a mihrab niche). In the “mint” area

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Octagonal two-storied pavilion in “the mint”

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Other images from “the mint”

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Typical plinths of palace buildings with their superstructure of wood, brick and plaster missing

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“Noblemen’s quarters” area, with more palace building plinths

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Ruins near the archeological office, between the Lotus Mahal enclosure and Hazara Rama Temple. Looks like a gateway and/or parts of a royal compound with reception hall

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