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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Bulguksa Temple Reviews
고등학교때 수학여행 갔을때나 지금이나 변함없는 곳. 여기 가기전에 우리나라문화유산에 관한 책을 읽고 갔으면 합니다. 알고 보는거나 그냥 보는거와는 차이가 큰곳 more »When I was in high school, I went for a trip and now I want to read a book about cultural heritage in Korea before I go here. A great place to see and see the difference
Un des incontournables de Gyengju avec le parc des tumulis. Endroit calme et à l'écart de la ville. Les temples sont très beaux et les différents bouddhas sont magnifiques. Depuis ce temple, il y a un... more »One of Gyengju's must-sees with the Tumulis Park. Quiet place away from the city. The temples are very beautiful and the different Buddhas are beautiful. From this temple, there is a path to the seokguram cave.
It was impressive for me to look around there. It was calm and peaceful. There are a lot of trees and ancient Buddhism buildings. it makes me relaxed. Entrance fee is 5,000won.
A pretty area, but the educational material was light and almost none had translation. Most of the museum exhibits were reproductions or from other countries. It is pretty expensive by Korean museum standards. You pay for parking. Unlike many other temples in Korea, this one seems to be a lot more focused on being an active Buddhists temple.
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