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 construction and history of tis temple built into the mountain is just incredible, understandably it needs to be preserved, so you have to see it behind glass. Nice walk from the car park to get t...  more »
  • To be combined with the Bulguksa temple. 2 possibilities: take the way from the temple or from the parking lot. From the car park, it takes 15-20 minutes to walk to the cave, on the way you can see squirrels. The cave is quickly visited (2 minutes), we pass a window to see the Buddha (impossible to take a picture) and we leave. Non-essential attraction, just make the Temple Bulguksa.
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