Central Gate & Pagoda, Horyuji Temple

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Horyuji Chumon Warizuka
published on 13 April 2017
Central Gate & Pagoda, Horyuji Temple

The Chumon or central gate and five-storey pagoda of the Buddhist temple Horyuji, Nara, Japan. It is the most important Buddhist temple in Japan and was first built in 607 CE by Prince Shotoku during the Asuka Period. The temple was destroyed by fire in 670 CE but rebuilt by 710 CE. It has the oldest wooden buildings in Japan and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Warizuka, H. C. (2017, April 13). Central Gate & Pagoda, Horyuji Temple. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/6505/

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Warizuka, Horyuji C. "Central Gate & Pagoda, Horyuji Temple." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 13, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/6505/.

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Warizuka, Horyuji C. "Central Gate & Pagoda, Horyuji Temple." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 13 Apr 2017. Web. 23 May 2019.

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