Sunday, April 28, 2013

東大寺, 奈良, 日本 (Todai-ji, Nara, Japan)

Todai-ji (東大寺) is a Budhist Temple complex and consists of several temples and shrines.  A great place to visit for those who are interested in Japanese history and culture, but probably not as interesting for others. The site is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

stone marker outside the entrance

the main entrance gate

central gate that leads to the main temple


Great Buddha Hall (大仏殿 Daibutsuden)
Didn't have time to get interior shots :(

This is the world's largest wooden structure until the 1990s

Deer are considered sacred protectors and many tame deer wander around the area

large bronze bell

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