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Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara is a World Heritage Site in Japan. It celebrates the ancient structures of Nara, which served as the capital of Japan from AD 710 to 784. Inscribed are Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and the excavated remains of the great Imperial Palace. Together, they provide a picture of how life was like in Japan during the 8th century.


Yakushi-ji Buddhist Temple, Nara
Yakushi-ji Buddhist Temple, Nara
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Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 22nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Kyoto, Japan, on 30 November - 5 December, 1998.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 34 40 32 E 135 50 22
Inscription Year: 1998
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III, IV, VI

List of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

  1. Gango-ji Temple
    Buddhist temple in Naramachi district of Nara.

  2. Horyu-ji Temple
    Temple recognised as the cradle of Japanese Buddhism, and containing some of the world's oldest wooden structures.

  3. Kasuga Grand Shrine
    One of the most photographed Shinto sites, with its approach lined with some 3,000 Japanese stone lanterns.

  4. Kofuku-ji Temple
    One of the important temples in Nara dating back to AD 669.

  5. Todai-ji Temple
    The most important temple in Nara, which also includes the biggest wooden building and the largest bronze Buddha in the world.

  6. Toshodai-ji Temple
    Temple in Nishinokyo District founded in AD 759 by a blind Chinese sage.

  7. Yakushi-ji Temple
    Temple built by Emperor Tenmu as offering to the gods to cure his ailing wife.

  8. Heijo Palace

  9. Kasugayama Primeval Forest

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