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Bulguksa, Gyeongju

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The head temple complex of Jogye Korean Buddhism, Bulguksa 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. Plan your Bulguksa visit and explore what else you can see and do in Gyeongju using our Gyeongju family vacation planner.
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  • Ordinary temples be disappointment if they expect a world heritage site. I think it's a pity it's many crowded people in its own way, the famous Temple in Japan compared to.
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  • Groups of tourists, so I hope to go early in the morning as possible. I'm going to take the Bulguksa Temple Seokguram areal.
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  • Try to visit seoggatab for the kids and the tahōtō was also expensive and maintenance than I thought got admission are felt there was to see non-doc
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  • One of the most beautiful places I've visited in Korea. Interesting temple complex and a wonderful garden.
  • Pretty place. A "must to do" if you hiked just before ;-)
  • Great temple surrounded by nature. There is a lot to see. The scenery is beautiful. Recommend to visit if you are in Gyeongju.
  • Beautiful temple. Great structures and a lot of praying. Parking lot costs 1000 and entrance fee is 5000
  • Definitelly worth visiting. You will take a lot of great pictures.