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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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Nice stop

Good stop later in the day when we visited here. This place is huge and its hard to see in just one stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Crest Hill, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Good stop later in the day when we visited here. This place is huge and its hard to see in just one stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture, excellent carvings and painting, although the paint was a bit faded. I enjoyed walking through its grounds and found early springtime to be rather quiet and not busy.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Bulguksa Temple is the reason to visit Gyeongju. It sits on a series of stone terraces set among gnarled pines.There are 2 bridges as you approach, one with 33 steps representing 33 stages to enlightenment and pagodas stand in 2 courtyards. Event thou is crowded it is peaceful at the same time. From here take a bus to Grotto of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

if you are in gyeongju take a taxi and visit this temple it is worth I spent 3 hours but it was not enough very beautiful paintings and very beautiful atmosphere I definetly recomend to visit this temple

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Fish Bell is really the most amazing fish bell I have ever seen in any Buddhist temple. It is an old, beautiful temple. Don't know why the Japanese forgot to destroy this one entirely but thankfully they did. Go around the toilets. The structures there are beautiful as well. Honestly, it was the ONLY temple in Korea we have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It sits on a series of stone terraces set among gnarled pines.It displays excellent carpentry and skilled painting in the interior woodwork and eaves of the roofs. There are 2 bridges as you approach, one with 33 steps representing 33 stages to enlightenment. Pagodas stand in 2 courtyards.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Very crowded on Budha's Birthday so even though admission is free that day, I do not recommend it as I suspect you need peace and tranquility to truly appreciate the temple. The bus ride from downtown to the temple is about 40 minutes and goes through some nice areas of the city that we wish we had time to explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The highlight of this beautifully preserved temple is that there are genuine devotees around the place - it is a working temple. You can get to hear the chants and see Buddhist worship in action. It is also particularly colourful and photogenic. You should try to combine your visit with a trip to the nearby Seokguram Grottoe. You can get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

From downtown, one can take bus no 10/11 , 1500won, to get to the temple. Reaching the temple bus stop, cross the road and buy your entrance ticket 5000won. The temple opens its door as early as 6.30am and if you visit in the afternoons now , it is very hot. The surrounding gardens are well maintained and the landscape... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great temple with a lot of history. While we were there, we say a couple different locations where monks were worshipping. Beautiful flowers and Architecture.

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Address: Address: 15-1 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Phone Number: 054-746-9913
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Gyeongsangbuk-do  >  Gyeongju

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