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Bulguksa Temple

15-1 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
054-746-9913
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$170*
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Ranked #2 of 50 Attractions in Gyeongju
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.
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Hong Kong Region, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

great trempole - one of the oldest in SKorea. Get the english l;ed tour - you go up to the offce and ask for an english tour. most likely they just call aguide (they are all great) and off you go. Definitely try to catch the stone buddha in the mopuntain afetr the templ tour! Try some of the food... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Driving thru the montains, you reach Bulguksa. Althought it was still under repairs when I visited, we were impressed by the nature around and the peaceful path to the Buddah. It is easy to get there by bus and taxi. a

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This place consists of quite a couples of temples and the most famous part should be the "Buddha relics" which is shown in one of the temple. I don't know much about the korean history but it's kind of interesting that one of the temple has a thai Buddha. The temples are worth to visit as well as the garden... More

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Singapore
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Ancient buildings well restored for photography. This place gives you a feel of korean life (even though it's a temple). One of its kind, and not similar to other temples around korea, this place is definitely worth a short visit.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

When I planned my trip form Seoul to Busan, I wanted to make a stop in Gyeongju to visit this temple. I have no regrets to having made the 'detour'. The temple lies at the bottom of a mountain. It was a sunny autumn day, the trees were so colorful! I had a great time there. See it yourself!!

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