Brazil in pictures: Kinkaku-ji temple

July 18, 2008 | By More

No I haven’t lost my mind, you have read it correctly, there is a real-size replica of UNESCO World Heritage Kinkaku-ji temple near São Paulo. The Atlantic rainforest near Itapecerica da Serra, 40 km from the centre of São Paulo, is host to this outstanding construction.

templo Kinkaku-ji
The temple was finished in 1974, and today is home to the ashes of those who chose the temple as their final resting place.

templo Kinkaku-ji

There is no public transportation to the temple, set in what is known as the Vale dos Templos (Valley of the Temples). A smaller Enko-ji temple sits nearby.

templo Enko-Ji

Click here to see the location of the temple in Google Maps.

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Category: Brazil in pictures, Destination: São Paulo

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  1. The Asian Traveler says:

    At first glance, I thought your post was about Japan. 🙂

    I would love to visit Brazil someday. Great photos.

    By the way, I do have a travel blog too ( Do buzz me if you like to exchange links. Have a great day. Thanks.

  2. that is realy very nice temple Kinkaku-ji near São Paulo.
    it seen like so naturl like heven.and it is very intresting that UNESCO World Heritage is Kinkaku-ji temple

  3. Ross says:

    Amazing. I also thought the photos were of Japanese temples. Brazil is obviously a country full of surprises. Hope to get a holiday there one day soon. Thanks for the blog.

  4. Tony says:

    São Paulo is a true melting pot of cultures! Thanks to you for passing by, Ross. You have a very useful site.

  5. shy says:

    i love brizil so much i moved there so it’s so hot i wish i could go gtg love peolpe