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Kinkaku-ji [ Golden Pavilion ]  Panorama | by Alex Carbune
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Kinkaku-ji [ Golden Pavilion ] Panorama

The Golden Pavilion is set in a magnificent Japanese strolling garden (kaiyū-shiki). The pond in front of it is called Kyōko-chi (Mirror Pond). There are many islands and stones on the pond that represent the Buddhist creation story

  

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Taken on August 19, 2009