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Ryoanji - The Temple of the Dragon at Peace - is a Zen temple located in Kyoto well known for its famous zen garden. The garden is thought to have been built in the late 15th century and consists of raked gravel and fifteen moss covered boulders, which are placed so that, when looking at the garden from any angle only fourteen of the boulders are visible at one time. It is said that only through attaining enlightenment could you be able to view the fifteenth boulder.
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Ryoanji - The Temple of the Dragon at Peace - is a Zen temple located in Kyoto well known for its famous zen garden.  The garden is thought to have been built in the late 15th century and consists of raked gravel and fifteen moss covered boulders, which are placed so that, when looking at the garden from any angle only fourteen of the boulders are visible at one time. It is said that only through attaining enlightenment could you be able to view the fifteenth boulder.