Horyu-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Nara, Japan. It was founded in 607 and is considered one of the oldest wooden structures in the world. The temple is known for its wooden architecture, including its main hall, the Kondo, and its five-story pagoda. Horyu-ji Temple is also renowned for its collection of Buddhist statues, carvings, and other works of art, which are considered some of the finest examples of ancient Japanese art. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most important historical and cultural sites in Japan. It continues to serve as an active place of worship and is a popular tourist destination.

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