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Address: 385, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127, South Korea
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.

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Beautiful temple and grounds

This is a really stunning temple complex, set in beautiful grounds. I was lucky to go during cherry blossom season and there is a park full of cherry trees which looked amazing... read more

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really stunning temple complex, set in beautiful grounds. I was lucky to go during cherry blossom season and there is a park full of cherry trees which looked amazing. It is a working temple and there were prayers/ceremonies occurring throughout the day which you could observe or take part in.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Temple was cultural highlight of our tour day along with Gyeongju National Museum. The entry features four wooden statues. Inside, the souvenir kiosk was very popular and open to discount bulk buying .. we bought a golden dragon. Lots of good photo opportunities. The cherry blossoms were in bloom .. best views were to the left of the entry.

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San Gwann, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju is a great place to stop by if driving along the east coast of S. Korea or as a half-day trip from Busan (about 1.5 hours' drive North). Ample parking, good signage in English and beautifully decorated with colourful lanterns in April and May for Buddha's birthday.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple and its grounds are gorgeous. I visited during spring and the park between the carpark and temple was filled with cherry blossoms. The temple has a serene atmosphere with some lovely old pine trees and a pond. I've been to Kyoto a few times and of all the Korean temples I've visited, Bulguksa most closely resembles the major... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifull cherry blossom, lots of walk. Free tour guide. You can take bus no 10, 11 or 700 to go to Bulguksa. And when you want to return to Gyeongju, just wait at the bus stop that you had arrived. Don't ever cross the street, wait there will be forever.

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Unesco World Heritage site is steeped in culture and history. The entire area of temples and garden is well maintained and one of the most scenic and serene places I have been to.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating place to visit and well worth it for an encompassing glimpse into the past. The layout and monks praying in he different buildings contribute to a unique experience. Very easy to get to from downtown by bus 10 11 or 700. Entry was 5,000. There is a small snack shop on site with teas mostly and street food along... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our trip here. It is a little way out of Gyeongju but definitely well worth the trip. Lovely coffee shop next to the bus stop.

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Kangaroo Island, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

large complex of historic structures beautiful setting a number of shrines active Buddhism lots of locals come to visit

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Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

quite a distance from Gyeongju city, i took bus #11 from the opposite of bus terminal and it took almost 40mins to reach. got off the bus at the parking lot and head to the information centre to get a map. you can also get the bus timetable to Seokoram here. got there right before the noon, just nice to... More 

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