Thursday, November 14, 2013

UNESCO World Heritage: Shuri Castle of Japan -

The photo taken on Nov. 12, 2013 shows the Tamaudun mausoleum of the Ryukyu Kingdom in Okinawa Prefecture of Japan. The Ryukyu Kingdom was united in Okinawa in the early 15th century and Shuri was its capital. In December 2012, the Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu was listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It consists of nine sites including reconstructed Shuri Castle Site and the Tamaudun mausoleum.

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