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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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  • You must have to know whatever is visible. No prior knowledge goes without acquiring it just feel my temple Bulguksa Temple in the East, you can search the audio commentary giving the neighbourhood! Honey tip! Read my answer lies the cultural heritage would also be OK.
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  • Great temple. Do not go only in the crowded places, try to find the quiet areas. Really good for your soul.  more »
  • It is a complex of Buddhist temples around Gyeongju and is surrounded by a beautiful park. It is perhaps the place of interest in the area, is UNESCO heritage. Well worth the visit.
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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.