Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju

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The head temple complex of Jogye Korean Buddhism, Bulguksa Temple features two exquisite stone pagodas and a gilded bronze statue of Buddha, which earned it World Heritage Site status. This impressive temple complex set in a picturesque landscape stores some of the world's oldest woodblock prints, made in the first half of the 8th century. Stroll underneath cherry trees and azaleas, place a pebble in a rock garden or touch a pig statue for good luck, and visit a hermitage in the grotto to see burial mounds and a 3.5 m (11.5 ft) tall Buddha. English-speaking volunteer guides will tell you all about the temple's tumultuous history. Discover how to plan a Gyeongju trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • I was visiting in the fall every time you go. A two-hour walk when the weather and theft, and can also enjoy the spectacular spring and fall particularly recommend to visit.
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  • A few temples there and beautiful scenery. Legend says there is a wild boar staying at the temple and touching the golden wild boar will bring luck to yourself  more »
  • This temple is so well preserved and enjoyable to walk around. The skills of the craftsmen that built this, is simply amazing.  more »
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  • No trip to Korea would be complete without a stop at Bulguksa Temple. It is one of the best preserved temples in Korea. Anytime of the year is a great time to visit. I prefer spring and autumn for the colors. The spring is filled with cherry blossoms and bright spring colors as well. In the autumn you have the orange and red leaves. Just be prepared for the traffic it is a very popular destination. Getting to the temple is simple there is public transportation and private tours.
  • Beautiful place to visit during cherry blossom blooming time. Easy to walk around. Wish I could learn more about the history.
  • A lovely temple, with friendly staff working and beautiful grounds. A must see when in Gyeongju. Also- walk up the mountain to the temple at the top! It’s a hard climb, but worth it.
  • The entrance fee is ₩5000 and they provide free English guide tour. Through the tour, you can know more about Buddhism It’s a peaceful temple!
  • Beautiful temple. During the summer I'll visit again because I imagine the foliage would make it even more special
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