The Genbaku Dome in Hiroshima Prefecture is a famous monument to the memory of war. This modern building, designed by Czech architect Jan Letzel, was originally the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotional Hall (before that, known as the Hiroshima Prefectural Products Exhibition Hall).
This building has since become known as Genbaku Dome, or A-Bomb Dome. The Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima city killed 140,000 people in an instant, and counting those who died from the aftereffects of radiation, it is believed 200,000 people lost their lives in total.
Site : Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
Location : Hiroshima Prefecture
Date of Inscription : 1996
Criteria : (vi)
Property : 0.40 ha
Buffer zone : 43 ha
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"Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)"
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