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Address: 15-1 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Phone Number: 054-746-9913
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An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.

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Temple from Silla Kingdom.

Lots of treasures and cultural relics forming South Korea's history. This temple has beautiful garden walks, colorful and solemn temples and 2 pagodas. The only thing is, Its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of treasures and cultural relics forming South Korea's history. This temple has beautiful garden walks, colorful and solemn temples and 2 pagodas. The only thing is, Its crowded and when We went there some parts are under renovation but this instance is forgivable. Open all year round with entrance fee, parking available and accessible with public or private transportation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although not in the best shape currently, it is a beautiful place, and worh visiting. If you are not very keen to visiting classical museums and exhibitions, this can be very helpful assistance for getting the impression about the architecture, crafts, and ancient lifestyle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here the other day and it really is stunningly beautiful. The grounds are absolutely perfect and are worth a visit just in itself. When we went all the leaves were starting to fall and it looked great with all the colours. The temples themselves are very pretty although no different to temples you find in Japan, China or Thailand.... More 

Thank Gregg H
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another nice temple-great to see during the leaves turning into autumn colours. Very touristy though. Nice to have a walk around and explore but don't spend more than a hour.

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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed every minute in Gyeongju, and this temple is simply amazing. You have really nice view there and considering that I was in autumn, the colours were just perfect!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was able to visit the temple during a (on and off) rainy day which looking back was actually a good thing since there wasn't as many people there. Great views all around, make sure to walk around the entire place, makes you respect what was once built so many years ago (was rebuilt)

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went early Nov 2015. Plentiful of green, yellow, orange, red, and almost purple colored trees. Spectacular views. Really loved the visit, especially with the ponds and water added. Not too crowded, easy to access and beautiful temples. Do recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its not really hard to get here from singyeongju stn in gyeongju, we only take on bus no 70 and only 30 mnt we arrived at the temple, actually in gyeongju so many places that we can visit, along the bus we can see many places we can visit as a tourist you have to stay in the town for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not that I'm not a fan of ancient buildings. And here we are talking about a representative relic of Gyeongju and a UNESCO World Cultural Asset. This is a place which boasts of 1500 years of worship outliving many dynasties and kings. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though it was crowded, it's a beautiful place to appreciate history, tradition and breath taking landscapes.

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