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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Japan - Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

"Nara was the capital of Japan from 710 to 784. During this period the framework of national government was consolidated and Nara enjoyed great prosperity, emerging as the fountainhead of Japanese culture. The city's historic monuments – Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and the excavated remains of the great Imperial Palace – provide a vivid picture of life in the Japanese capital in the 8th century, a period of profound political and cultural change." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Ancient Nara encompasses eight places in the old capital Nara in Nara Prefecture, Japan. Five are Buddhist temples = Tōdai-ji, Kōfuku-ji, Gangō-ji, Yakushi-ji, Tōshōdai-ji; Kasuga Shrine, Heijō Palace and Kasugayama primeval forest. Nara is one of the old capitals of Japan. The others are Kyoto and Kamakura. The new capital is Tokyo.


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