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Address: 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400, South Korea
Phone Number: 054-746-9933
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Description: The eighth-century cave temple with a statue of Buddha looking at the sea.
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A nice walk through the forest

The walk through to forest to the grotto is very pleasant, however the visit to the grotto was less satisfying. In order to protect this treasured statue you cannot get close to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

The walk through to forest to the grotto is very pleasant, however the visit to the grotto was less satisfying. In order to protect this treasured statue you cannot get close to see it and must stand well back behind a perspex barrier and view it remotely. You may also not take photos. The crowds of people must file past... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place was really impressive. You can't touch the Buddha statue or take photos of it so if that is your sole purpose for travelling here you might as well skip it. The statue is carved into the side of a mountain and is over a thousand years old. The structure surrounding it is not original (see history in wikipedia)... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was a waste of time, maybe because we're not buddhists? You start by walking a fair distance, and then you climb a bit to enter a temple where the buddha sits, protected by glass. Then you leave, and walk back to the ticket office.

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Manila, Philippines
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We took the car up the mountain and walked from the Bell tower (next to the parking lot) to the Buddha temple up the hill. The walk was nice and pleasant as the weather up there was nice and cool. It still took about 20 minutes to get up to the temple, walking through a winding gravel road. Lots of... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This has been on my bucket list for a while and I was very excited to make it up there finally. The walk up the mountain will take about 40 minutes each way and is scenic and peaceful. There are lots of little chipmunks, squirrels and mice so it feels a little enchanted! The grotto itself is very small. Very... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Close to the top of the mountain is this lovely shrine. You walk down about 500m though the forest to get there. While there is only a single budda here it's a single piece of granite carved in about 800ad weighing 25 tonnes. It's quite spectacular. There is a viewing platform being installed to look to the ocean, alas we... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There are 2 ways to reach this place. Walk through the hiking route for 2.2 km from Bulguksa temple or take the bus. I opted for option 1 and that's why I gave this place 4 stars. The ability to walk in the woods, high steep, is made the visit worth to do.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A fine example of crafting and worth combining with Bulkulsa Temple. Entrance fee of 4,000 Won is a bit steep but I am glad I paid it. If time is short, you can skip it though since not much to see besides the one Buddha statue. The hike from Bulkulsa Temple is enjoyable and well marked on a paved trail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

When we go there, they were preparing the Buddha birthday ceremony, so the place was decorated with many lanterns with different colour. Very beautiful. The walking path looks clean and well maintain. They did some renovation on the Buddha statue during our visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you are a non Buddhist, this trip up the mountain may changed your way of thinking. .a treasure hidden in the mountain. .words cannot express but only through your eyes

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