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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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Bandung, Indonesia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Gyeongju, South Korea
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Bulguksa is a must see on any trip to Gyeongju. It is a functioning temple, so it has a nice aged feel to it compared to other overly restored Korean historical sites. The little cafe next to the souvenir shop serves traditional Korean teas and makes a peaceful and relaxing final stop after walking around the temple grounds. Go during... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was beautiful, the surrounding gardens especially, but there were many school kids everywhere, I'm not sure if it was just bad timing or if it's always like that... My entire trip around Korea is described here: http://ttlgawift.weebly.com/around-korea-in-15-days.html .

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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It is a must see in Gyeongju. Th temple was presenting the Buddhism history of Korea and the surroundings were beautiful.

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118 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This temple is worth a visit but its firmly on the tourist trail with coach load of tourists...Im sure the experience would have been better had it been more quiet. The gardens and temples are beautiful but there is a devastatingly ugly modern structure built right next to the temple...it really has to be seen to be believed. What I... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful grounds and temple, not too crowded on a weekday. A relaxing place to spend a few hours. Very good gift store as well.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Bulguksa was our last stop for the day, we enjoyed lying on the grass outside of the temple gates and then taking a leisurely strole through the temple gardens. The sceneary is splendid, and well worth the trip.

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Coppell, Texas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Similar to other Korean temples in style and architecture. Overall enjoyable and the city of Gyeongju is beautiful and worth the trip.

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Seoul
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13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you are in the Gyeongju area, this is one of the attractions. It is a significant scenic Korean buddhist temple. The steps going up to the temple are it's strongest feature and what you see in a lot of pictures of this temple. It has a nice walk up to the palace. As you explore this temple you will... More

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