19. Ryoanji 龍安寺 garden is the world's best known Zen garden. This rock garden, known as a dry garden or karesansui is the most renowned of its kind in the world. The simple appearance of this Zen garden consists of nothing but stones and neatly raked gravel. The intention of the garden's design is obscure and up to each visitor's interpretation. Like a Zen koan puzzle it is said that if you can see all of the 15 stones at once you will have reached enlightenment.
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