Kinkaku-ji, Zen Temple Plated in Gold In and Out

This zen temple is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage
9 Aug 2019
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Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

Set in a beautiful garden in northern Kyoto, Kinkaku-ji (literally "Temple of the Golden Pavilion") is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed zen temple. The pavilion has three levels, the first level has wooden pillars and white walls, while the second level is completely covered with gold leaf. The third and highest level, gilded inside and out, and topped with a beautiful golden phoenix.

Kinkaku-ji Temple, shimmering in gold in the summer
Kinkaku-ji Temple, shimmering in gold in the summer
Kinkaku-ji Temple, looks even more gleaming of gold in the darkness of winter
Kinkaku-ji Temple, looks even more gleaming of gold in the darkness of winter
The roof of the Kinkaku-ji temple is decorated with a golden phoenix
The roof of the Kinkaku-ji temple is decorated with a golden phoenix

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