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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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Must see temple

Great architecture, very well preserved temple. It is a must see temple and there is also some hiking in the area. Very popular sight so make sure to get there early.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great architecture, very well preserved temple. It is a must see temple and there is also some hiking in the area. Very popular sight so make sure to get there early.

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We drive to Gyeongju in order to see the temple and near by attractions. There is a fast train that connect Seoul to the city as well as a bus. There is a bus station in front of the Temple so you don't need a rented car or taxi in order to reach it. The entrance is not free and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A very beautiful temple. Korean Buddha statue a little bit different than Chinese Buddha statue. Make each country had its unique. The temple was well preserved and very clean. The toilet also clean

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Istanbul, Turkey
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

One of the masterpieces of Silla Kingdom. The site is on the Unesco World Heritage List. The temple dates back to 8th century BC. Too calm, too green.

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

A must to visit if you are in gyeongyu, travelling back to Buddhism and its way of life. Surrounding and walk paths are well upkeep by this ancient city standard and impressed with its facilities (toilets ) and space..

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The fall leaves were in full color and this really added to the splendor of the temple. It wasn't very crowded and we were able to find lots of locations where we could take great photos without any other tourists in the shots.

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seoul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It was nice to be there in winter. In summer, it would be too crowded. I haven't been here for more than a decade, so it was nice to visit again. They had updated the information boards of buildings by including Sanskrit/Buddhist names of gods and goddess and more explanations of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Walk up to higher temple more difficult than just a stroll. Many great buildings, prayer chants and resident monks make for more magic

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Gyeongju, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A must see place for anyone in GYeongju. So proud to live in this beautiful city. No matter what season you go in, BUlguksa is always beautiful. Visit during Buddha's birthday and enjoy a free bowl of bibimbap!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Nice temple and area, if you like taking photographs of read leaves etc, definitely a place you should go to. Slightly crowded, but not bad, a bit far from city center but definitely worth the trip.

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