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An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127, South Korea
+82 54-746-9913
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really excited to see this place, as I have seen tons of beautiful temples and have heard great things about this one. However, coming around 11am on a Sunday morning made this should-be peaceful place a nightmare. It was completely packed with pushy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another Silla era treasure. Pagodas, a lake, bridges, beautiful gardens. A very wealthy temple and the largest in South Korea. Well worth a visit but the souvenir shop didn’t impress. Loved the colourful lanterns though

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judith G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visit to Bulguksa temple was worthy despite it's entrance fee of 5,000 won being higher than most places in Korea. You can visit several pavilions and see the beautiful wood carvings. There are also 2 korean-style stone pagodas. It's recommend to do this visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 6arnaua
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to jet lag we arrived there only around 11 a.m. and very afraid that it was crowded.However,despite several busses of visitors rather quiet and civilzed.Wonderful experience,well worth the 5 USD entrance fee.Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alex2013998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to visit Bulguksa in Autumn when the leaves were changing colours and it was just wonderful. One of the most beautiful places we went in Korea, just as lovely as the secret garden at Changdeokgung. I recommend visiting earlier in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the temple in early Nov. and it was really beautiful in autumn. A unique temple with two stone staircases at the front. There was a lake surrounded by colourful autumn trees. Although there were many tourists, the place was not crowded because of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family went to Gyeongju second time while visit we always visit Bulguksa Temple It's very famous temple in Korea. I like this place

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank eileen0539
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5000 per adults to enter. About 1h to 2h walk in a very calm and nice environment. Temple is really well maintained and is definitely worth looking at. Opens at 7am, which is convenient to avoid all the tour buses.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marcel22000
Reviewed October 31, 2018

One of the must visit UNESCO sites when in Gyeongju. It was quite crowded when we went as there were lots of tourist groups and domestic student groups. The temple is quite large with many stairs and buildings, so take your time to wander around....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank edithc187
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This temple is a must visit place if you are in Gyeongju. It is a UNESCO Heritage site. The temple is very old and has been rebuilt many times. The architecture and the natural beauty is really worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
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November 8, 2018|
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Response from Mornings6 | Reviewed this property |
Just email bulguksa@templestay. com or call 010-7773-0983
May 1, 2018|
Response from dmitrys351 | Reviewed this property |
try Tarzy tours. we used them for a small group tour but only two of us were in the car/ tour all day
May 10, 2016|
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Response from kitsou |
yes...there are other buses as well. The tourist bureau at the bus terminal has maps and lots of info. The bus stop is very close. Don't bother going up the mountain to the Seokguram Grotto. It's a rip-off. You can't take a... More