Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Kiyomizu Teimple, Kyoto -
One of the most popular places that should never be overlooked by tourists who can enjoy a panoramic vie of the city seen from high platform of the temple, built by assembled big lumbers on a highland.

postmarked in 2012 with two Japan stamps

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Kiyomizu-dera is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto: UNESCO World Heritage site.

The temple was founded in 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. Kiyomizu means clear water, or pure water.

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