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Kinkaku-ji, or "the golden pavilion" in Kyoto, Japan.
It was originally built in 1397 to serve as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. His son converted the building into a Zen temple. The Golden Pavilion, or Kinkaku, is a three-story building on the grounds of the temple. The top two stories of the pavilion are covered with pure gold leaf. The pavilion functions as a shariden, housing relics of the Buddha. On the roof is a golden fenghuang or "Chinese phoenix".
The pavilion is built on the banks of a small pond and is surrounded by a large garden.

This is one of the most heavily toured spots in Japan and has already been photographed from all possible angles... I tried to take a somewhat different shot and captured the top of the pavilion against cloudy sky in a tight frame. I'm sure it was done before, but hopefully its a bit more interesting than the regular wide-angle pavilion+pond photos.

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