18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Golden Temple

The Golden Temple is a popular attraction in Kyoto, Japan- its name is Rokuon-ji. The original site dates back to 1397 but the temple had to be rebuilt in 1950 when a monk went mad and burned the place down. The new temple was completed in 1955.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Kyoto, Japan
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Jeffry Zelt