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- 73%Art & Design Lovers
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- Todai-ji TempleMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure Travelers
By some accounts the world's largest wooden building (and it used to be a third larger!) this temple, the centerpiece of imperial Nara, might be mobbed with tourists at all times of the day, but it's also decidedly amazing. Housing an enormous Buddha figure and some nifty carvings, it's an essential visit if you're in the city.Recommended for:
- Todai-ji TempleMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackers
The biggest wooden building in the world with the second biggest Buddha inside. Amazing architecture! If you are small enough you can squeeze through one of the pylons that has a hole on the bottom which represents the size of one of the Buddha's nostrils and get your photo taken.
- Todai-ji Temple
You've to be there to witness the grandeur of this building; the largest wooden building in the world which houses the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha.
The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara", together with seven other sites including temples, shrines and places in the city of Nara. Sika deer, regarded as messengers of the gods in the Shinto religion, roam the grounds freely.
One popular attraction is a pillar with a hole in its base that is the same size as the Daibutsu's nostril. It is said that those who can squeeze through this opening will be granted enlightenment in their next life.Recommended for: