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Address: 15-1 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Phone Number: 054-746-9913
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Description: An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.
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From downtown, one can take bus no 10/11 , 1500won, to get to the temple. Reaching the temple bus stop, cross the road and buy your entrance ticket 5000won. The temple opens its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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299 reviews 299 reviews
249 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

From downtown, one can take bus no 10/11 , 1500won, to get to the temple. Reaching the temple bus stop, cross the road and buy your entrance ticket 5000won. The temple opens its door as early as 6.30am and if you visit in the afternoons now , it is very hot. The surrounding gardens are well maintained and the landscape... More 

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Buerne, texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great temple with a lot of history. While we were there, we say a couple different locations where monks were worshipping. Beautiful flowers and Architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We went there in late April. Luckily, we can see lots of cherry blossom at the entrance of the temple and it was fantastic! Nice temple, but since I visited many temples in Korea, so I couldn't feel any difference among temples.

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London, United Kingdom
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78 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

beautiful temple, with nice gardens. Terrific heritage UNESCO world heritage site. Quiet a bit to walk around. Interesting buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I saw many temples in Korea but this one is my favorite ! It is a big temple, very nice buildings and interresting. The garden is beautiful.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Large area with a lot to see. Worth a couple of hours. The buildings are beautiful and the grounds are pleasant. One of the sights in this area you should not miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip to South Korea. The temple and its surroundings are part of UNESCO World Heritage. Really worth a visit. We combined it with Seokguram. To get to Bulguksa Temple, we took a bus (line 10 or 11, can't remember which one) from Gyenongju Central Station. The bus stop of Bulguksa Temple is... More 

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Holon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It is most important,most visited either by local people and tourists place,temple was built about 6 century but many times was destroyed and rebuild,it now is UNESCO world heritage site.There are few national treasures.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This temple is part of a well reconstructed complex and is still used by buddhist monks today. You can take a bus from central Gyeongju to this temple the site is listed in English on the buses. Do not expect to have any communication with the bus drivers because they do not speak English so make sure you know where... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

The temple is well worth a stop if you go to the Gyeongju area. There is a steep walk uphill to the temple from parking. Use the free english guide service for a short tour. Tell them 20 minutes or so will be enough. The area is peaceful and perfect for a 2 hour outing. The temples have been destroyed... More 

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