Admiring Kiyomizu in the muggy heat

Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan


Kiyomizu-dera Temple dates back to 798, and its present buildings were constructed in 1633. There is not a single nail used in the entire structure. It takes its name from the waterfall within the complex, which runs off the nearby hills.

In 1994, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.

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Taken on July 24, 2011