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Bulguksa Temple

15-1 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
054-746-9913
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Ranked #2 of 50 Attractions in Gyeongju
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Description: An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.
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Rome, Italy
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645 reviews 645 reviews
323 attraction reviews
1,423 helpful votes 1,423 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

this temple is amazing. you can reach it from gyeongju by bus (bus n 11, 12 or 700 cost 1200 won) and in 20 minutes you find this amazing temples.entrance fee is 4000 won per person. inside you'll enjoy a great park with artificial lake full of huge chinese fishes. temples are majestic and many buddhist come to pray. definitely... More

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Berea, Kentucky, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Korea has many beautiful temples. Most of them are free. This one is UNESCO so it's 4,000won entrance fee. It is quite beautiful, but kind of out of the way from everything else in Gyeongju. I liked it, but it wasn't my favorite thing in Gyeongju.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There temple was beautiful and the surrounding are was clean.No signs to explain architecture and idols present there, especially the brass pig

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Barcelona, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Entrance fee is affordable (4000 wons), to get there from Gyeongju is quite easy and 30 minutes by bus. Be sure you bring your own lunch or you have already had lunch, not many places to eat something nearby.

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Toronto
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This site is well worth seeing! From downtown take the 700 bus (1500 won). It is a steep walk from where the bus drops you, but short. Inside, you see beautiful temples and peaceful courtyards. Not run of the mill! Take the hike up to the Grotto - a mildly difficult 1 hr hike or take the bus to get... More

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College Park, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If you've already visited other temples in Korea, there's not really any reason to visit this one. If you haven't seen any temples, well then of course you need to visit one. The scenery is very nice. I loved the gardens. It's at the top of a big hill, so there are great views of the surrounding area. I actually... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The are very few old remains here (actually, I think only two). One is tanding and the other is being reconstructed so you can see a drawing of what it looked and will look. The rest is a collection of typical temple buildings, with various Budha statues and other figures. It is in a forest and the scenery is nice.... More

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White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Bulguksa Temple is a great example of a Buddhist temple. We saw a number during our trip to Asia. I really enjoyed the scenery around this one. I warn you...there are lots of stairs, many of which are uneven and without handrails. However, it is worth the trip all the way to the upper-most sections. Don't forget to pick... More

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Bandung, Indonesia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Take your time to enjoy the serenity of the garden and the temple, the breeze wind during the summer time was really nice. Dont forget to buy the little ceramic bird whistle, a souvenir worth to buy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Short walk from the car park(W2000). Even though there were plenty of people around, we never felt crowded out. Peaceful walking around with the priests chanting.

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