Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara facts for kids
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Deer at a construction site in Nara
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|Inscription||1998 (22nd Session)|
Nara was the capital of Japan from 710 to 784. The city's historic structures show what life was like in the Japanese capital in the 8th century.
All of the shrine and temple compounds have been recognized as "Historic Sites". The Nara Palace has been named as a "Special Historic Site". The Kasugayama forest is a Special "Natural Monument".
The several properties include 26 buildings which have been named by the Japanese Government as "National Treasures". Also, there are 53 buildings which have been named as "Important Cultural Properties".
In 1998, UNESCO listed parts of Nara as a World Heritage Site.
|Tōdai-ji (東大寺 Tōdai-ji, Eastern Great Temple)||Nara||cultural site|
|Kōfuku-ji (興福寺 Kōfuku-ji)||Nara||cultural site|
|Kasuga Shrine (春日大社 Kasuga-taisha)||Nara||cultural site|
|Gangō-ji (元興寺)||Nara||cultural site|
|Yakushi-ji (薬師寺)||Nara||cultural site|
|Tōshōdai-ji (唐招提寺)||Nara||cultural site|
|Heijō Palace (平城宮 Heijō-kyū)||Nara||cultural site|
|Kasugayama Primeval Forest (春日山原始林 Kasugayamagenshirin)||Nara||natural site|
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