UNESCO World Heritage Site #16: Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area

From the World Heritage Inscription: There are around 48 Buddhist monuments in the Horyu-ji area, in Nara Prefecture. Several date from the late 7th or early 8th century, making them some of the oldest surviving wooden buildings in the world. These masterpieces of wooden architecture are important not only for the history of art, since [...]

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