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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  • Really worth a visit. The best temple complex I visited on the G Adventure tour although others may well disagree - I could have spent twice as long as we had available  more »
  • Guests can enjoy the garden and spectacular buildings. So far from the Pusan city, was joined the world heritage tour. I thought the limitation of action and usually does not participate in the tour too much good to go on the tour here! Interesting to see while still listening to the historical background firmly. I think it is near the top of the mountain, so temperature is lower than the city. Might be good even if one piece is put depending on the weather. Large garden will fall and seen the spectacular fall foliage and guide it to heard. I would like to visit again in the fall.
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  • A huge-ish historical complex that is rebuilt after the Japanese burned it down. Very similar to other historical Buddhist Asian temples. Highly encourage you to visit this place if you have not experienced Asian temples before. The entire area is calming and serene. Am particularly amazed by a section in the temple where they stacked rocks on top of each other to resemble pagodas. It's like a mini city itself. You can take Bus 12 from the main road below the temple to go to Seokguram Grotto. Bus 12 departs every hourly when we were there. There are also numerous eateries at the main road leading up to the temple. You can get here via Bus 10, 11 and 700. A must visit in Gyeongju due to its UNESCO status. For the religious, you can also pray to the deities here. If you're interested, you can also sign up to spend the night in the temple for a small fee. There's a counter in front of the temple for you to ask or you can Google for more info regarding the temple stay.
  • A really nice place to visit. Having been restored some years back it's in very good condition. It's seems big but doesn't take long to be fully visited.
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