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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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One of the famous historical places in Gyeongju. Discover the history of Buddhism in Korea and amazing architectures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous! The scenery around the temple is magnificent. One could easily spend a whole day enjoying the quiet peacefulness of this temple after the hustle and bustle of Seoul.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This temple complex is a standout in Korean Buddhist architecture for it's multiple stone staircases, wooden structures and statuary. Definitely check it out.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This beautiful and large Buddhist temple complex is at some distance from Gyeongju. The road from Gyeongju to the temple during the cherry blossom season is magnificent: kilometers of cherry blossom canopy.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of the famous historical places in Gyeongju. Discover the history of Buddhism in Korea and amazing architectures.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Really enjoyed this visit. The chance to meditate in numerous temples throughout the complex was fantastic. The rock garden was cool. And all the great photo spots were amazing.

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singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was a bit disappointed-didn't find anything unique here. There were some pretty cherry/plum blossom trees along the path leading to the temple. The grounds are very large but there's not much to see/read. We later found that it is possible to walk to bulguksa from seokguram grotto(a 2 km walk)-this would probably have been nicer than taking the bus.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I'm not Buddhist, but the view from the temple was amazing. We took the bus from downtown Gyeongju, about a 20 min ride.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the temple and the areas around, though some of it was under construction when we visited, it was still a beautiful visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Beautiful scenary and peaceful environment. Enjoyed the view very much. It would be even better if during autumn or winter season where leaves changing to yellowish colour. Or winter snow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There is a certain monotony to the temples in Korea. This's one has such beautiful surroundings it stands out above the rest

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