The Golden Pavilion (4/20)

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The Golden Pavilion at the Kinkaku-ji Zen Buddhist Temple is an icon of Kyoto and one of Japan’s most beautiful buildings. The top two stories of the three-story structure are covered with pure gold leaf, said to purify negative thoughts and feelings towards death. The pavilion is surrounded by a magnificent Japanese strolling garden, and the sight of its golden tiers reflecting off the surrounding pond is surely one of the most beautiful sights in all of Japan.

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Written by James Metcalfe

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