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  • Who: Hōryū-ji temple in Ikaruga

  • What: Oldest wooden building

  • Where: Japan

The Horyu-ji temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan, was constructed 607 AD and is one of 48 ancient buildings protected by UNESCO in the area. The temple includes a five-storey building, known as the Gojunoto.


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