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Address: 15-1 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
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Phone Number: 054-746-9913
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An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.

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Gorgeous heritage site

This world heritage site is well worth the easy bus ride from town. Hosting beautiful architecture and statues, the grounds are reasonably accessible but it is a bit of a walk up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This world heritage site is well worth the easy bus ride from town. Hosting beautiful architecture and statues, the grounds are reasonably accessible but it is a bit of a walk up. We carted out an original painting by a monk, from the onsite shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is very big, and you can easily get here from Gyeongju with buses 10 or 11 in less than an hour. No photos are allowed in the halls due to praying. The temple is very big, and every hall is explained; here you can feel a very good mood because it's fully immersed in nature. Definitely worth the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice day out. Even during the hottest days in Korea, there is plenty of shade around to explore this site. The site is accessible also with a stroller. Most of the sights are sign posted in English. In regards of parking: there are two options. One at the bottom and one close to the gate. If your... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very impressive temple complex with many subtemple buildings. Distinctive Chinese-influence architecture, a lot of nice scenic features, including a sea of paper lanterns.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really worth the visit, beautiful temple in stunning surroundings. Convenient to go to by bus (3 lines 10,11 and 700), quite far from downtown though, plan a good 30/40 minutes. Very touristy so expect quite a few people there, better to go early in the morning.

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

One of my favorite temples in Gyeongju. Very pretty, although when I visited it was annoying because there were some constructions but overall it was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

It is a 2 hour ride from Seoul but breath taking to take a look at. It was a place for our family to reflect and enjoy nature. We took a picture of ringing the bell. Be sure to make your obligatory 1,000 won donation! Worth checking out to fill up your day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Can take bus from town to here which will take around 20mins. Enjoyed the view to the temple. Have a bit walk up the temple. Walk around and enjoy the view and architecture. Head down and have your lunch.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I visited the temple and it is a gorgeous site. Though keep in mind that most of what you visit is not original and is built in the seventees. Though, it is definitely worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

good to see in the morning, when there are still less tour groups. accessible by bus with a long walk to the temple.

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