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A painting on the wall of Golgulsa Temple in Gyeongju, South Korea.

Golgulsa: The Most Kick-Ass Temple in Korea

When I think about Buddhist temples, two different images come to mind. First, I think of a monk sitting under a tree, with a gray robe and a shaved head, meditating. Second, I think of the monks of Kung-fu movies, meditating b...
by Jim Cheney


5 Awe-Inspiring Temples in Kyoto, Japan

Far from both the throbbing metropolis of Tokyo and the still-recovering disaster sites of Fukushima and Sentai lies Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan. Though it’s a large city in its own right, the city’s charm i...
by Jim Cheney


Kinkaku-Ji - The Golden Temple in Kyoto, Japan.

Photo of the Week: Kinkaku-ji, The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

Since I’ve been spending this past week traipsing around Tokyo, Japan, I thought that I would use my Photo Friday post this week to highlight one of my favorite sites in Japan: Kinkaku-ji. Also known as the Golden Pavilio...
by Jim Cheney