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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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389 reviews 389 reviews
118 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Combine a visit here with the Seokguram Grotto - both are set out on their own away from the main town but we did get there by the number 11 bus caught just by Gyeongju main line station. Once there try to time your visit to catch a free guided tour in English which leave on the hour from the... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Nice temple Major Budhhism temple of Korea since Sylla dynasty Most popular one, and you can see many stone statue of Buddha there. Temple is really nice, you can feel Korean traditional temples' greatness. Mecca of Korean Buddhism so must visit here!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We visited this Buddhist temple on a Monday and thankfully the crowds were down, which made getting around and taking photos much easier ... You can catch either the 10, 11 or 700 bus to the temple and it takes approx 40mins, cost is 1500 won. It is a short walk up the hill to the entrance. The place has... More

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Beautifully maintained but take a walking stick! The walk up to the grotto is ok for young people and athletes. If you are unsteady on your feet, best to forgo the hike.

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Manitoba
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

While its a little out of the way its worth the trip. The grounds and the site are beautifully maintained. The monastery is an active one, its possible to watch the monks conducting prayers in several of the buildings. There are a number of gift kiosks on the way to the monastery but hold out for the proper gift shop... More

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