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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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  • Yes, it is restored, but this has been done very well to retain the original features using appropriate materials. This approach has been endorsed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Very colourful an...  more »
  • Entrance fee 5000 sources, worth every penny at all entrance fee went to hang out with someone without having to walk a very good place to work. Representatives of cultural sites in the race, and would have a very spacious wood these days, it's difficult to see a lot of snow in green
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  • This was one of the highlights of our trip. Beautiful temple and gardens, and obviously well used, which is good to see. Just going there made us feel peaceful. Very easy to get to from Gyeongju. High...  more »
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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.