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Seokguram Grotto, Gyeongju

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Symbolizing a spiritual journey into Nirvana, Seokguram Grotto 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. With our custom trip planner, Gyeongju attractions like Seokguram Grotto can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This attraction is what it is. Most tourists will find it boring, especially after seeing numerous statues of Buddha already, but they need to remember this is still a special place of worship for man...  more »
  • Take the walk through the forest to go see the artifacts. It's a lovely walk. Also near the gate is a very old bell that you can "ring for mercy". You pay 1000 won to ring it and the money is donated ...  more »
  • In short it's a statue of Boeddha in a cave. There is glass in front of it so basically you stare at it for a couple of minutes and thats it. Takes 20 min from Bulguksa temple by bus and a ten minute ...  more »