May 8, 2011

Golden Pavilion

Kyoto is one city of Japan or also called sunrise country, is well known with a thousands temples. How can? Because everywhere we walk, we could find many temples there. One of the famous temple is Golden Pavilion or Kinkakuji.
Golden Pavilion is a Zen Buddhist Temple, located at Kitayama hills, northern Kyoto, japan. Like the name, the top two floor of Golden Pavilion are covered with gold. This temple is established around a large pond.
Golden Pavilion was built in 1394 by Yoshimitsu, the third Ashikaga shogun. This temple is not the original one, it was ever burned down numerous times includeing twice during the Onin War, a civil that destroyed much of Kyoto, and in 1950, it was set on fire by a fanatic monk, and rebuilt in 1955.

golden pavilion

Golden Pavilion consist of three floor. Every floor has it's own name.
The first floor called Ho-sui-in. This floor used as a meeting room. Then the second floor called Cho-on-do, used as worship room. And the last floor called Kukkyo-cho, used as break room.
This place is attract many people, beside from the architecture, also the history building. You only need to spend 400 yen for adult and 300 yen foe children to entry this temple.

1 comment:

  1. This is in deed a mastespiece of world heritage' beutiful city anyway Isnt rossynaya n_n"