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Kyoto 8126 by Krzysztof Baranowski
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Konpuku-ji at dusk.

Hsinbyume Pagoda - Mandalay, Myanmar

The Hsinbyume Pagoda is a uniquely shaped, white washed pagoda just outside of Mandalay. The Pagoda is topped with a gold spire, that enshrines an image of Buddha. The seven tiers of the pagoda feature niches, that contain small statues of mythological figures.

It is possible to climb to the top of the structure, where you will be treated to a great view of the Irrawaddy river, and nearby Mingun Pagoda. 

THE GOLDEN SEASON: South Koreans revere the strange and ruggedly beautiful mountains east of Seoul for their power to soothe the spirit - photography: Frederic Lagrange - text: Krys Lee - Travel + Leisure October 2016

  • “Sinheungsa is the head temple of the 1,200-year-old Jogye order of Korean Buddhism”

“ Night at Nara : Sarusawa pond” (mid-20th century), Tokuriki Tomikichiro (1902 - 1999)

When I lived in Japan, the first place I decided to travel to was Nara. I actually went to Sarusawa pond in the evening, the scenery was strikingly similar to this print. I remember seating on a bench, looking at the water,  surrounded by the peace of the quiet night.