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Private Cultural Tour of Old Chiang Mai City including Lunch
"Our driver will collect you from your hotel in Chiang Mai city area around 8:30am and head to Wat Umong or “Tunnel Temple”. We will explore this unique temple built in the foothills of Suthep Mountain and its tunnels feature. Here we will participate in a Sangkatan ceremony or offering which is a daily ritual for the Buddhist monks.From Wat Umong we will proceed to Wat Srisuphan or “Silver Temple”. This is a stunning small temple with all the detail picked out in silver. The temple is surrounded by other buildings and you can see walls banners and the roof covered in silver-plated tiles. Please note that women are not allowed to enter the Silver Temple.Next you will visit the old city of Wiang Kum Kam its the ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom. We stop at the Wat Chedi Liam
From THB1,800.00
 
Private Cultural Tour of Old Chiang Mai City including Lunch
"Our driver will collect you from your hotel in Chiang Mai city area around 8:30am and head to Wat Umong or “Tunnel Temple”. We will explore this unique temple built in the foothills of Suthep Mountain and its tunnels feature. Here we will participate in a Sangkatan ceremony or offering which is a daily ritual for the Buddhist monks.From Wat Umong we will proceed to Wat Srisuphan or “Silver Temple”. This is a stunning small temple with all the detail picked out in silver. The temple is surrounded by other buildings and you can see walls banners and the roof covered in silver-plated tiles. Please note that women are not allowed to enter the Silver Temple.Next you will visit the old city of Wiang Kum Kam its the ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom. We stop at the Wat Chedi Liam
From THB1,800.00
 
Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple
"Following a morning pickup from your Kyoto hotel meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned coach to begin your city tour. Widely considered to be the cradle of Japan's cultural heritage Kyoto was the country’s capital and the Emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. Today it stands as Japan’s seventh largest city with a population of 1.4 million people and a modern face which belies its status as Japan's most traditional city. Head first to Nijo Castle noted for the stark contrast between its solemn appearance and beautiful interior. Built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogun Nijo Castle is a joy to explore. Wander past the inner walls to Honmaru Palace and its garden and hear of their history and heritage from your guide. Discover Ninomaru Palace with its five connecting buildings made of cypress — lavishly decorated in gold leaf — and admire the kitchens
From JPY13,200.00

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Look of the city from the hills of the Temple

The city of Kyoto can be seen at the top of the hill. It's sometimes hidden among the branches of the trees (they blocked the view of Kyoto City) on some parts of the path going down the hill but...
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joiwatani
Nov 16, 2008

Stop, look and listen at the Ginkakuji Temple

Stop1 Don't rush! What the heck! You are on vacation! That's what I did when I went to Kyoto. I probably stop every few steps. Not that I am gasping for breath. It's just that I wanted to enjoy the...
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joiwatani
Nov 16, 2008

Visit the Ginkakuji Temple

There are so many temples in Kyoto. If you like walking and hiking, you will probably like going to this temple. The walk is breathtakin. You willeasily forget how much steps you had taken. It's easy...
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joiwatani
Nov 16, 2008

Ginkakuji (silver temple)

It is different from Kinkakuji. Gin means silver, while kin means gold. I hope the temple with cover by silver, but I found only a wooden temple. I don't know why the temple was named Ginkakuji (siler...
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bebejepang
Aug 07, 2008

Visit the Ginkakuji Temple

The Ginkakuji Temple is one of the temples that is not perched on a hill. Just like the Toji Temple, it is close to the streets of Kyoto. If you are not up to distance walking, you should visit the...
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joiwatani
Mar 09, 2008

Truly Stunning

Ginkaku-ji impressed me just as much if not more than the Golden Pavillion. It was more the whole grounds than the actually building. It is truly beautiful from the Zen Garden, how did they do that,...
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Gryphon25
Oct 06, 2007

Ginkakuji Temple - Silver Pavillion

Ginkakuji temple, a Zen temple, was established in 1482 by Ashikaga Yoshimasa of the 8th Marumachi Shogunate. Located in the hills of higashiyama, the Ginkakuji is the northern end of the famed Path...
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aukahkay
Apr 10, 2007

World Treasure Tour of Kyoto

This is a recommended 3 day mostly walking tour to some of the most magnificent cultural treasures in the world, in Kyoto.Consider getting a 2 day pass (unlimited buses and subways). 1st day stops:...
Gaijin_sama
Nov 07, 2006

Ginkakuji

Ginkakuji temple complex is situated in the eastern part of Kyoto. You can reach it on bus number 32, which drops you the closest.After a short walk up to the temple along a shopping street lined with...
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worldkiwi
Apr 26, 2006

Not really made of silver ;-)

This pavilion was also built by a shogun but his ambition to cover the building with silver was never realized. After Shugn Yoshimasa's death, the villa was coverted into a temple. The whole compound...
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konniemario
Oct 15, 2005

GINKAKU-JI(Silver Pavilion) TEMPLE

It is so called to distinguish from Kinkaku-ji(Golden Pavilion), and is not actually silvered.If you take these two temples into Japanese history, you may understand their name and architecture. Here...
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felicitywu
Jan 31, 2005

Ginkakuji - Silver Pavilion

Ginkakuji or Silver Pavilion is the more commonly known name for Jisho-ji. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and established in 1482 by Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the 8th Ashikaga Shogun and grandson...
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naruto
Jan 29, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion)

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Philosopher's Path

The Philosopher's Path is a stone path in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto. It follows a narrow canal which is lined with hundreds of cherry trees. We were fortunate enough to see it when these were...
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Reikanji Temple

Reikanji was first built in 1654 by Emperor Gomizuno as a nunnery. Throughout its history Reikanji has been associated with the Imperial family. Princesses and granddaughters of the Emperor came here...
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Okazaki Shrine

Okazaki Shrine is believed to have originally been built during the Heian Period in order to protect the East (shrines were built at each cardinal direction surrounding the capital in order to protect...
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Konpukuji Temple

Konpukuji Temple was founded in the 9th century but it became famous in 1670 when it was noted that the famous haiku poet Matsuo Basho stopped at a hut here. Less than 100 years later (in 1760) Buson,...
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Heian Shrine

The Heian Shrine has a relatively short history. It was built in 1895 to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of Kyoto as Japan's capital city. It is dedicated to the spirits of the first and last...
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Shisendo Temple

Shisendo was built in 1641 by the scholar and former-samurai, Jozan Ishikawa, as his retirement home. He was skilled in Chinese philosophy and calligraphy and also had a great interest in landscaping,...
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