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Zen Garden of Ryoan-ji Temple (龍安寺) | by kudumomo
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Zen Garden of Ryoan-ji Temple (龍安寺)

Ryoan-ji Temple is famous for its mysterious rock garden, the most celebrated in Japan, which defies attempts at explanation. Enclosed by an earthen wall, fifteen carefully placed rocks seem to drift in a sea of raked white gravel. A viewing platform right above the garden gives visitors an unimpeded view, although from whatever angle you view the garden, you can never see all fifteen stones.

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Taken on June 1, 2008