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Golgulsa Temple

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Address: San 304 Andong-ri, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-890, South Korea
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Temple in the rocks

If you can climb rocks and steep hills this is perfect for you. You can even see a martial arts demo by the residing monks. Very impressive. Lots of history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

If you can climb rocks and steep hills this is perfect for you. You can even see a martial arts demo by the residing monks. Very impressive. Lots of history.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Amazing place to enjoy a temple stay. Combination of Buddhist monks and martial arts (Sunmudo) is a quaint but excellent experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Visited here 15 years ago and had great memories of what it was then. Unfortunately for us, it's become a must see tourist destination and we feel lost some of its soul. It's still a place you must visit, but it was over run with school children and paved pathways.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

We did a short temple stay. It was a very nice introduction to the idea of temple stay, some light activity and meditation. Communal vegetarian meals, I found them basic but tasty. Rising early to chant and do walking meditation, remarkably relaxing and peaceful. The grounds are lovely, though hilly. I only agreed to do this to give my husband... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

Together with my teenaged kids, we did an overnight stay at Golgulsa. Booking of the stay was super easy and done by email with quick confirmation. We chose Golgulsa as it appears to be one of the only (if not the only temple) that offers martial arts sessions on top of just meditation. The temple is not difficult to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

extraordinary quality of the temple, a very nice walk from parking , a long pleasant driving from downtown, Worth a visit and a great panoramic view

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is a wonderful attraction in Gyeongju. We took a bus to reach it from the city but it was well worth our time. It is not very disabled friendly as there are lots of stairs to climb.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for an overnight temple stay. After arrival in the afternoon we were shown our accommodation and our temple clothes. The accommodation was nice, clean and warm and good clean showers, you sleep on blankets on the ondol flooring, which is comfortable. The temple stay has certain activities you are expected to attend whilst there. These included meditation... More 

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Jinju, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

It's less than Bulgoksa in area and you will walkabout 1 km after the bus stop. I anyway enjoy temples . if you have time go and see it. For the first time i saw that they practise a marital play named...Sunmo..and there is 2 shows.. 11.30 and the other i don't remember it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This temple was magnificent it really represented ancient Korean life back hundreds of years ago it's a good place to go with your family a good stroll deep into the woods and it's nice to get away from the city life.

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