That is, when they weren't wandering around looking for someone to feed them. These deer are no fools. They know that people = food, as well as that pockets and bags often contain food and other edible items.
Besides the deer, Nara is home to some very old, very beautiful buildings and art. The above image is of Todai-ji, also known as the Great Eastern Temple. In addition to being the largest wooden building in the world, it is also the home of Daibutsu, the largest bronze statue of the Buddha in the world.
And then you meet the beautiful, incredibly impressive, 49.1 ft. tall Daibutsu. It's difficult to really get a sense of the scale of this Buddha from a photograph, but you certainly can see why it would need to be housed in such a massive temple. Daibutsu's ears alone measure 8.3 ft. And not only is the Buddha himself worth visiting, but like most temple complexes, it contains a lovely garden as well.
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