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Nara Daibutsu – Big Buddha

Posted in Places by tokyobling on October 8, 2013

One of the most tourist friendly cities in Japan is Nara, famous for its many deers, huge parks, massive temples and last but certainly not least, the Daibutsu, the big Buddha statue at the Todaiji temple. The main temple building was constructed in the 8th century A.D., but it has been rebuilt twice du to fires. The present structure is from 1709 and it was the largest wooden building in the world until 1998. Unfortunately none of these photos gives any hint of how large the statue really is, but at 15m he is similar in height to a normal four storey building. Next time I will make sure I have enough time there to get some decent photos!

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  1. amadl said, on October 8, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I’ve seen the big recLining Buddha in Bangkok, but being in front of the Big Buddha in Nara was reaLLy..inspiring and humbLing.

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    • tokyobling said, on October 20, 2013 at 7:37 am

      Indeed. It is my favorite large Buddha. But the one I saw in Laos many years ago was pretty wild.

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