Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area World Heritage Site

World Heritage Site in Nara Prefecture, Japan

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Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationIkaruga, Ikoma District, Nara Prefecture, Kansai region, Japan
Includes
CriteriaCultural: (i), (ii), (iv), (vi)
Reference660
Inscription1993 (17th session)
Area15.03 ha (37.1 acres)
Buffer zone571 ha (1,410 acres)
Coordinates34°37′N 135°44′E / 34.617°N 135.733°E / 34.617; 135.733Coordinates: 34°37′N 135°44′E / 34.617°N 135.733°E / 34.617; 135.733
Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area is located in Kansai region
Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area
Location of Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area in Kansai region
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Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area is located in Japan
Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area
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The UNESCO World Heritage Site Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area includes a variety of buildings found in Hōryū-ji and Hokki-ji in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. These buildings were designated in 1993 along with the surrounding landscape, under several criteria. The structures inscribed are some of the oldest extant wooden buildings in the world, dating from the 7th to 8th centuries. Many of the monuments are also National Treasures of Japan, and reflect an important age of Buddhist influence in Japan. The structures include 21 buildings in the Hōryū-ji East Temple, 9 in the West Temple, 17 monasteries and other buildings, and the pagoda in Hokki-ji.[1]

  1. ^ ICOMOS (1 October 1992). "Advisory Body Evaluation" (PDF). Retrieved 3 August 2009. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help); Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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