Potala Palace, China

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Potala Palace is a Tibetan palace built on the top of the Marpo Ri (Red Mountains in Tibetan). Dalai Lama the Fifth who unified this region began the construction and the successive generations of Dalai Lama repeated extensive constructions. The present structure was completed in the 20th century. The Red Palace that serves as a mausoleum of Dalai Lama and the White Palace for residence and administrations are placed at the center, and watchtowers stand at the four corners of the structures along hillside to add a role of a fortress to this ensemble.

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Kaminarimon Gate of Senso-ji Temple, Japan

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Kaminarimon Gate marks the entrance to Senso-ji Temple, a temple located in Tokyo’s Taito City. The gate’s official name is Furaijinmon (“Wind and Thunder God Gate”), and the Japanese wind and thunder gods are enshrined in the left and right sides of the gate. A huge lantern measuring 3.3 m in diameter and 3.9 m in height, with a weight of 700 kg, hangs in the center of the gate. Built by Taira-no-Kinmasa in the year 942, the gate was moved to its current location during the Kamakura period (1192-1333). The wind and thunder gods, enshrined when the gate was relocated, were first enshrined to protect from calamities, but they eventually came to be regarded as bringers of peace and plentiful harvests. Kaminarimon Gate has been destroyed three times by fires, and in 1960 it was rebuilt for the first time in 95 years. It is now considered a representative structure of the Asakusa area.

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Temple of Heaven, China

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The Temple of Heaven is a historic site located in Beijing, China, at which the emperor used to conduct religious ceremonies. Its grounds cover approximately 2,730,000 square meters, and in the center of them stands a structure used to call for abundant crops, known as the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. The hall is really an altar, and is bigger than any other altar in current existence in China. It has a diameter of 32 m and is 38 m high. The wooden pillars feature brightly colored carvings of phoenixes and dragons, the entire structure features gold plating, and the three-tiered roof is tiled in lapis lazuli, its blue color representing the heavens. In 1998 the Temple of Heaven’s preciousness was officially recognized with its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This paper craft is based on the Temple of Heaven’s Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests.

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Nagoya Castle, Japan

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Nagoya Castle, located in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture, is one of Japan’s three great castles. Its roof is adorned with golden “shachihoko,” tiger-headed dolphin creatures, which have become symbolic of Nagoya Castle. It is sometimes even referred to as “Kinshachijo” (Golden Dolphin Castle) or “Kinjo” (Golden Castle). In 1610, Ieyasu Tokugawa ordered the daimyo (feudal lords) from Japan’s west to build the castle, and construction was completed over four years. The castle tower was threatened by earthquakes and fires several times over the years, but aerial attacks during the Pacific War destroyed it completely. The Nagoya Castle that stands today is a replica that was rebuilt after the war.

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Great Wall of China, China

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The Great Wall of China is the most famous structure in the People’s Republic of China. These castle wall ruins are designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The structure began with the building of fortifications by each state during the Spring and Autumn Period and Warring States Period (around the 7th century BC) to defend against intrusion by foreign enemies and other ethnic groups. When Qin Shi Huang unified China, he had a wall built to connect each fortification in the North and extended it to the West. Time passed, and during the Ming dynasty (the 17th century), the wall was repeatedly reinforced and repaired using advanced design technology. The wall is said to have extended from the Shanhai pass in the East to the Jiayu pass in the West, with a total length of 8,851.8 km. Most of the wall that remains today was built during this era.

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Japan Chuson-ji Temple Konjiki-do (Golden Hall)

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Along with Byodo-in Temple Ho-o-do (Phoenix Hall), Chuson-ji Temple Konjiki-do (Golden Hall) is one of the most famous structures from the late Heian period. It is a brilliant Buddhist temple with a hall that is embossed with gold leaf on both the interior and exterior. It was built in 1124 by Oshu Fujiwara-shi (the Northern Fujiwara clan) as a corner of Chuson-ji in Hiraizumi, Nishiiwai District, Iwate Prefecture. It is a small Buddhist temple measuring about 5.5 meters on each side. It originally sat outdoors in the open air, but it is now enclosed in a wooden building that was built around it to prevent further deterioration. Chuson-ji Temple Konjiki-do was listed as a World Heritage Site in 2011.

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India Humayun’s Tomb

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Humayun’s Tomb is a tomb in Delhi, the capital of India, which was built in the 16th century. It is the burial place of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun. Following the emperor’s death, his widow order the construction of the tomb, which took place over nine years. The mausoleum features beautifully contrasting white marble and red sandstone, and is built in the center of a huge square Charbagh (four-square garden), which covers over 10 hectares. It became the basis for the architecture style known as Mughal architecture, which incorporates aspects of traditional Indian and Persian architecture in many areas. Mughal architecture was also very influential on the Taj Mahal. Humayun’s Tomb was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1993.

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Agra Fort, India

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Agra Fort is a fort located in Agra, a city in the north of India. It was built in the 16th century and owned by the Mughal Empire. The third Mughal emperor Akbar commissioned the building of an enormous castle, with a circumference as long as 2.5km. It is known for its two-layered castle wall, made from red sandstone, and is sometimes called “The Red Fort.” In contrast to its heavy exterior walls, many of the buildings inside the fort feature white marble, giving a luxurious and refined impression. Agra Fort was registered as a World Heritage Site in 1993. This craft is a model of one of Agra Fort’s gates: Amar Singh Gate.

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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Built by King Ludwig II, this castle – “new swan stone” – is located near Füssen in Bavaria, at the end of a romantic roadway. It’s also called the Swan Castle. Construction began September 5, 1869, and ceased when Ludwig II died in 1886, leaving many parts of the plans unbuilt.

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Bigben, England

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The world’s most famous clock tower, Big Ben is named for Sir Benjamin Hall, the Parliamentary Commissioner of Works at the time of its completion, who was said to be of imposing stature. This clock tower attached to the Palace of Westminster (British parliament) sounds its quarter hour bell every 15 minutes. When a lamp shines at its top, parliament is in session.

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