|Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Nara was the capital of Japan in the period 710 to 784. During this period Nara developed into the cultural capital as well. The historic monuments of Nara give testament to this fact.
The architecture and art seen in these historic buildings show clearly how Japanese architects and artists evolved from the links with China and Korea which were to continue to have a deep influence on further developments. In the architecture of the monuments especially we can see how Japanese culture flowered during the period. And in the layout of the excavated remains of the great Imperial Palace and the design of surviving monuments in Nara can be seen the architecture and planning of early Asian capitals. The Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines of Nara show the continuing spiritual power and influence of these religions.
For these reasons the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara were listed as World Heritage sites in 1998.
Altogether, the historic monuments of ancient Nara give us a lively picture of life in the Japanese capital all those centuries ago when profound political and cultural change was taking place.
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