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Bulguksa Temple

Address: 15-1 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Phone Number: 054-746-9913
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Ranked #2 of 44 Attractions in Gyeongju
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.
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Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Bilambil Heights, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

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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Hong Kong Region, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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domžale
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We took the trip in Gyeongju - Course 3: World Heritage Course and Bulguksa Temple was one of the destinations. It is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world. It was... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Take Bus No.10 from the bus stop in front of Tourist Information @ Gyeongju City Centre. The bus ride is around 20 mins. The trees and leaves are turning red and yellow when we visited at end of Oct. The temple surrounding is quiet & serene despite the crowd. Go early in the morning to avoid the tourist bus crowd.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was worth visiting during season of autumn leaves, I went there on 9 Nov and there were still plenty of them. The design of the whole temple is photo-worthy especially near the pond. If you are residing in major areas of Busan such as Nampo, Seomyeon, Haeundae, and you are taking the same route as me, it will probably... More 

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Gyeongju, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It's about a 40 minute trip out from Gyeongju City, and the bus ride takes you through the scenic countryside. Well worth the time it takes to get there. And the temple itself is quite beautiful, but it is rather filled with visitors. Try get there early in the morning and the crowds should be less intense. Enjoy the scenery,... More 

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