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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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  • The travel destination I recommend is Gyeongju, a city of cultural heritage. If you are interested in the Unified Silla Period, one of the history of Korea, you can visit Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram... 
    The travel destination I recommend is Gyeongju, a city of cultural heritage. If you are interested in the Unified Silla Period, one of the history of Korea, you can visit Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram...  more »
  • Bulguksa “Buddha World” is nearly 1400 years old but dates back originally to the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392). The Lotus Sutra pagoda dates to the 8th c. and all can be seen in 1 hour. Sakyamuni... 
    Bulguksa “Buddha World” is nearly 1400 years old but dates back originally to the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392). The Lotus Sutra pagoda dates to the 8th c. and all can be seen in 1 hour. Sakyamuni...  more »
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  • This temple some beautiful buildings, with stunning roofing beams, set in a tranquil maple-tree setting — when not overrun by tourists. Will look stunning in autumn! In spring there is a patch of cherry trees on the hill outside the temple that flower relatively late, and draw huge picnic crowds.
  • My first stop in gyeongju. Everyone recommended it so I woke up early and went to the temple and was the first one to enter. Everything was picturesque with the waters, fall leaves and peace. I was able to stroll in solace. The views from the temple are simple awesome. Definitely a must!

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