Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Golden Temple

The Golden Temple is another Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It's history dates back to the late 1300's when it became the property of a retiring Shogun. As per his will, the complex was turned into a Buddhist temple. Along with many of the old buildings in Japan, this one also succumbed to fire many times, and the current building was constructed in 1955. The top two levels are completely covered in gold leaf!

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