If you have the missed the recent Brick Adventure 2011 LEGO Event in Hong Kong, do not fear. We are pleased to have one of the contributors, alanboar HK who is also an member of Eurobricks to share with us his outstanding Kinkaku-ji also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion.
A closer look at the remarkable Kinkaku-ji
Just admire the beauty of this Pavilion in this City layout. It is certainly an incredible view from its 360 degrees angle.
Residing at the southeastern end of Repulse Bay outside Hong Kong, is a beautiful shrine known as the Temple of Kwun Yam (also known as Guan Yin). Kwun Yam is the Buddhist God of Mercy and some believe that if one places their hands upon one of her many statues and reach into their pocket, they will accumulate wealth. Whether you believe in this ancient legend or not, you can appreciate the majestic beauty of the temple and its surroundings.
TheBrickster, here we are. We have finally reached Nikko Shrine safely. Take a look at the lush green environment which simply takes your breath away from the calm soothing environment. The building is as majestic as the pagoda, filled with rich scarlet oriental paint with traditional roof tiles made more than hundred years ago. Nikko Shrine was built by the respectable shrine builder known as Triathletus in Japan and built this in the Nikko region.
This is the very place, where the villagers climb up the high mountains to the top of the cliff daily, to pray to their God or commonly known to them as Kami. Kami’s existence takes in many forms such as sun, mountains and rivers. For many hundred of years, the Shinto beliefs are still very strong in these villagers. In this present moment, this famous architecture are protected by the government and declared as National Treasure. TheBrickster, shall we head inside and take a closer look at the beautiful sakura blooms.