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Seokguram, Gyeongju

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World heritage site · Monument · Religious Site
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Symbolizing a spiritual journey into Nirvana, Seokguram treasures forty figures representing Buddhist principles and teachings. Nestled in the hills and made of hundreds of granite stones, the 8th-century cave temple is the only intact structure surviving from the Silla era and a World Heritage Site. Pass a narrow corridor lined with bas-reliefs of guardian deities, which leads from a rectangular antechamber into the main rotunda. Once there, take a moment to appreciate the 3.3 m ( ft) tall statue of Buddha, seated on a pedestal and smiling generously. Add Seokguram and other attractions to your Gyeongju trip itinerary using our Gyeongju online driving holiday planner.
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  • Similar to Punjab/India’s Kohinoor Diamond, the Diamond of Seokguram stolen by Japan still ‘rubs’ postcolonial Koreans the wrong way. Built around 500 CE, on the unification of Korea, Seokguram... 
    Similar to Punjab/India’s Kohinoor Diamond, the Diamond of Seokguram stolen by Japan still ‘rubs’ postcolonial Koreans the wrong way. Built around 500 CE, on the unification of Korea, Seokguram...  more »
  • This is a magical, sacred place that even the finest fantasy writer couldn't dream up. Good to visit during the off-season, or early in the week, when crowds aren't present and the magic really comes....  more
    This is a magical, sacred place that even the finest fantasy writer couldn't dream up. Good to visit during the off-season, or early in the week, when crowds aren't present and the magic really comes....  more »
  • The walk is around 20-25 mins from the car park and is a nice stroll to the temple through the woods. The temple itself is small but impressive. Ring the gong on arrival for 1,000 KRW 
    The walk is around 20-25 mins from the car park and is a nice stroll to the temple through the woods. The temple itself is small but impressive. Ring the gong on arrival for 1,000 KRW  more »

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