Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area

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Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
Horyu-ji10s3200.jpg
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location Japan Edit this on Wikidata
Includes Hokki-ji
Hōryū-ji Edit this on Wikidata
Criteria i, ii, iv, vi[1]
Reference 660
Coordinates 34°36′51″N 135°44′03″E / 34.614275°N 135.734236°E / 34.614275; 135.734236
Inscription 1993 (17th Session)
Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area is located in Japan
Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area
Location of Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area

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. They 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.[2]

List of sites[edit]

Name Type Location Picture
Hōryū-ji (法隆寺?, Hōryū-ji) buildings Temple nahaIkaruga-chō, Ikoma-gun, Nara-ken Horyu-ji03s3200.jpg
Hokki-ji (法起寺?, Hokki-ji) pagoda Temple Ikaruga-chō, Ikoma-gun, Nara-ken Hokiji08n4500.jpg

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/660.
  2. ^ ICOMOS (1 October 1992). "Advisory Body Evaluation" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-08-03. 

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Coordinates: 34°36′51″N 135°44′03″E / 34.614275°N 135.734236°E / 34.614275; 135.734236