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Byodoin Temple

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Identification

Byodoin Temple
217328

Structure in General

temple
existing [completed]

Facts

  • In 1994, the temple was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the world's few timber buildings to achieve this accolade.
  • The bronze phoenixes atop the crest of the roof are facsimiles of the originals.
  • The temple is notable for its use of sophisticated period wooden joints.

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Location

Byodoin
Uji
Japan

Technical Data

1053
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