Seokguram, Gyeongju

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Symbolizing a spiritual journey into Nirvana, Seokguram treasures forty figures representing Buddhist principles and teachings. Nestled in the hills and made of hundreds of granite stones, the 8th-century cave temple is the only intact structure surviving from the Silla era and a World Heritage Site. Pass a narrow corridor lined with bas-reliefs of guardian deities, which leads from a rectangular antechamber into the main rotunda. Once there, take a moment to appreciate the 3.3 m ( ft) tall statue of Buddha, seated on a pedestal and smiling generously. Add Seokguram and other attractions to your Gyeongju trip itinerary using our Gyeongju online driving holiday planner .
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  • The real Buddha looks a little farther away through the glass. It's not very big. It walks on a flat mountain path of the soil about one kilometer from the entrance. The road is easy to walk, but it may be a hard distance for the elderly.
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  • It's about 10-15 minutes by bus (number 12) from Bulguksa Temple: usually, who comes here, then goes to Seokguram. While I found Bulguksa wonderful, I cannot say the same thing for Seokguram. It's a v...  more »
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