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Address: 385, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127, South Korea
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+82 54-746-9913
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.

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Take your camer out but bring your photographer!

The place is authentic. I could already imagine the people of old Korea walking past by or entering the gate. However, please do be informed that not all Koreans are hospitable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Tabuk, Philippines
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Tabuk, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is authentic. I could already imagine the people of old Korea walking past by or entering the gate. However, please do be informed that not all Koreans are hospitable when you ask them to take your photos. They would even run away from you and pretend not to hear you calling out to them asking for their help... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is really quiet and beautiful. There are no too many tourists, so you can stroll around and relax.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must visit. Respect no picture policy. Very magical and great panoramas pics! Take a cab or bus to the grotto on top of the mountain!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bulguksa temple is a MUST-VISIT attraction in Gyeongju. This temple is exceeded my expectation. The buildings, sculptures and statues are well-maintained. The atmosphere is very peaceful. You can see monks performed religion ceremony there.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Bulguksa Temple as part of a shore excursion from Busan. The surrounding of the temple are just beautiful with lovely ponds and streams that were frozen and covered with ice. The area is very peaceful and is in perfect condition. This is one of the most important temples in South Korea. The temple buildings were reconstructed using... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

The most popular and famous temple in South Korea. Bulguksa is famous for its two towers so be sure to check both of them.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Easily accessible from Gyeongju city by regular and frequent bus service, Bulguksa is an elegant Buddhist temple. It is easily a short 1-hour visit with a climb up the hill. Within the compound it is an easy walk around the temple. Do respect that photo taking of the idols is prohibited. Combined with a visit to nearby Seokguram Grotto will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Much easier to get to by public transport than it appeared. Several buses leave downtown every 10 mins or so - no 10 might be the easiest. Check the route on Google and wait at a bus stop. Temple is lovely, well worth visiting. Go up the hill too, if you're ok with a 50 min hike, to Seokguram (up... More 

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Aveiro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Bulguksa temple has an amazing architecture and encompasses seven National treasures of South Korea. I highly recommend to be visited either during autumn to enjoy the colourful scenery.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Bulguksa is a beautiful temple complex set in a verdant hillside, relatively distant from urban intrusions. While I am no expert, the buildings look authentically old -- which is not always the case at many other Korean sights where buildings have been rebuilt in the old style. I took bus number 10 from Gyeongju's Taejongno Road, opposite the express bus... More 

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