The Horyu-Ji Temple

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The Horyu-Ji temple was built for the Buddhist people to have a worship place of commerce in which they could be one with nature and their surroundings. Consisting of three main buildings, this complex was designed to house a large group of people for centuries to come. The Pagoda (main temple) in the center of the corridors is believed to be the oldest wooden building in the world, and now is used to inspire people with it's external architecture. The Kondo, or the largest, is a two-story building with curved roofs and a double roof on the first floor, which is unique to itself with hints of culture from the Asuka period. Built in 739 BC, the Yumedono was built to honor Prince Shotoku -- who was believed to be Buddha -- after his death, and
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