Thursday, 8 December 2011


Spent today walking around Nara.
It was wet and cold, so didn't walk as much as
we would have on a sunny day, but got to
see a lot of new and interesting sights.
Nara is famous for the wild (but tame) deer that roam
freely around the parks and temples
(they are considered divine messengers).
It is also famous for the Todaiji Temple which houses
the Daibutsu (Great Buddha)
which is made from bronze and is about 15m in height
(you will understand the scale from the
picture above when you realise there are monks
sitting at the foot of Buddha).
There are many other famous landmarks in
Nara, but the rain and the cold and the short winter days got the better of us.

No comments:

Post a Comment