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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
 
Nighttime Tour of Kyoto by Bus
"Enjoy a tour of Kyoto’s enchanting night scenery with English narration. This bus will pick you up from one of 5 designated starting points and take you to the UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Five Story Pagoda of To-ji Temple Nishi-Honganji Temple and Nijo Castle as well as the Outenmon gate of Heian Jingu Shrine and Yasaka Shrine. The bus will also visit Shijo Kawaramachi and the Gion district at the heart of this ancient city with Heian Jingu Shrine and Chion-in Temple specifically illuminating their shrine and temple especially for this tour! All of these locations are lit up in a beautiful fashion that highlight both the architecture and culture against the beautiful night """Enjoy a tour of Kyoto’s enchanting night scenery with English narration. The bus tour will take you around UNESCO World Heritage sites including To-ji Temple Nishi-Honganji Temple and Nijo Castle
From JPY2,100.00

Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion) Tips (39)

The bamboos at the Ginkakuji Temple

The bamboos are planted parallel to the fence along the path going down the hill of the Ginkakuji Temple. It is so beautiful to look at. I love to see the naturally shave trunks of the bamboos.

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joiwatani
Nov 16, 2008

Ginkakuji Temple: The Silver Pavilion.

One of the few temple "dry gardens" created with sand rather than pebbles. The function of the "sand cone" is to reflect moonlight on the pavilion. It was constructed in the 13th century.

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shrimp56
Jun 20, 2003

Ginkaku-ji Temple

This is a famous temple and popular sight seeing spot for foreign tourist. Some people highly appreciate Ginkaku-ji due to its simplicity and calmness. It's Zen garden is interesting.

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Sakura_Kobe
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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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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