Students touring Horyuji Temple, Nara, Japan

Students are seen taking a guided tour at Hōryūji Temple (法隆寺) in Nara, Japan. Enclosed by roofed corridors, Hōryūji’s Western Precinct (where this photo was taken) is home to the world’s oldest surviving wooden structures: the central gate (Chumon), the main hall (Kondo) and a five-story pagoda. They were built during the Asuka Period (538-710) and have not suffered destruction ever since, although they have undergone multiple renovations.

Students touring Horyuji Temple, Nara, Japan Photo
Students touring Hōryūji Temple, Nara, Japan

Shot with Fujifilm X-E2 and Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens. Edited in Lightroom 5.7.

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