Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 19 May 2017

The Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan. The top two stories are gilded with gold leaf both outside and inside. Founded in 1397 CE, the Buddhist temple was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1955 CE.



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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