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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Golden Pavilion Kinkaku-ji/Золотой павильон Кинкаку-дзи

Golden Pavilion Kinkaku-ji is a world-famous place located in Kyoto. It is a Zen Buddhist temple with a garden complex around it. It is called the Golden Temple because the two top stories  are covered with pure gold leaf.

Золотой павильон Кинкаку-дзи это всемирно известное место, расположенное в Киото. Это Дзэн Буддистский храм с садом. Он называется Золотым Храмом потому, что верхние два этажа из трех облицованы листами из чистого золота.

The first record of Kinkaku-ji is dated 1397. The building located here now, however, was built in 1955, after the previous building completely burned down in 1950.

Первая историческая запись о Кинкаку-дзи датируется 1397-м годом. То здание, что находится здесь сейчас, было построено в 1955-м году, после того как стоявшая тут постройка сгорела дотла в 1950-м.


This is a very beautiful, peaceful and tranquil place. The garden starts after the pavilion.

Здесь везде очень красиво, тихо, умиротворенно. После павильона посетители углубляются в сад.
A great Japanese garden always has a waterfall.

Какой же японский сад без водопада?

This garden is very special: it has a round lake with a round island in the middle. There is a small pagoda in the middle of the island and there is a small bridge that leads to it from the big land.

Этот сад в своем роде выдающийся. В нем есть круглое озеро с круглым островом посередине озера. На остров ведет тропинка, и на нем стоит небольшая пагода.

After meditation on the lake, a cup of tea from the tea house feels especially pleasant.

После медитации на озере, чашечка чая в чайном доме кажется особенно вкусной.

And, finally, a souvenir store. There is also a place to pray, and a place to get a fortune (omikuji).

В конце экскурсии храм, где можно помолиться, вытащить предсказание на будущее (омикудзи), и магазин сувениров.



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