Todaijibabibubebo | 3 12 2006
Tōdai-ji (東大寺), one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nara, was built in 752 and is one of the most important Buddhist Temples in Japan, housing the largest statue of Buddha in Japan. Despite being reconstructed in 1692 at 2/3 of Todaiji’s original size, it is the world’s largest wooden building.
To be honest, before going, I was not too excited about it, but once I was then I was taken in with the sheer size of the building and the Buddha inside, especially when taking into consideration how long ago this was built. The statue of Buddha, also known as Daibutsu, is 14.98 meters (about 50 feet) tall and weighs about 500 metric tons (500,000 kg).
Todaiji is located in Nara Park is a place you can’t miss if you are visiting Nara. For more information see the wikipedia.
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