WHS related to Phoenix, a mythical bird.

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Ancient Kyoto Kyoto's Pavilions of Kinkakuji, Ginkakuji and Byodo-in are topped with Phoenix statues
Bukhara Bukhara's Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah has Phoenix decorative
Changdeokgung Palace Complex Changdeokgung's Throne Hall, centered in the staircase is a carving of a phoenix, representing authority and the king
Citadel of the Ho Dynasty Large terracotta phoenix that used to feature on the palace roof is on display at the Citadel museum.
Hiraizumi Hiraizumi's altar of golden Konjikido Hall is adorned with inlaid phoenix motif
Imperial Palace one of the small statues decorating the roof to protect evils is Phoenix and a large Phoenix statue in front of Empress Hall
Imperial Tombs Tombs of Empresses and concubines are decorated with Phoenix motif
Old Town of Lijiang Lijiang's Five Phoenix Hall of Black Dragon Pool
Phoenix Islands The name "Phoenix" for this group of islands seems to have been settled on in the 1840s, after an island of that name within the group. Phoenix Island was probably named after one of the many whaleships of that name plying these waters in the early 19th century. (wiki)
Summer Palace Beijing Summer Palace has large Bronze statue of Phoenix in front of the Empress Cixi' hall
Villa Romana del Casale In the mosaic of the Corridor of the Great Hunt, a depiction of a phoenix "rising from the ashes of its burning nest" can be found. It is part of an allegory of India or Arabia.


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