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Shuri Castle
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Shuri Castle

Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Japan
Shuri Castle is a Ryukyuan gusuku in Shuri, Okinawa. It was the palace of the Ryukyu Kingdom. In 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa, it was almost completely destroyed. Beginning in 1992, it was reconstructed on the original site based on photographs, historical records, and memory.
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