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Address: 385, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127, South Korea
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+82 54-746-9913
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.

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Nice place. I guess in autumn or summer it looks even better. Strangely there were no guides (neither volunteers like in Seoul). Shame that they put souvenir shops in the middle... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Didi M
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place. I guess in autumn or summer it looks even better. Strangely there were no guides (neither volunteers like in Seoul). Shame that they put souvenir shops in the middle of the temple area. Would have been ok just outside the gate, but inside?! We liked it and would have liked it more if not for all the loud... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful traditional temple you have to visit if you are in South Korea. You will see Gyeongju is different from other cities such as Seoul and Busan. It is more like village, surrounded by mountain. Take a KTX from Seoul (2.5 hours) or Busan (1 hour). From Shin- Gyeongju station, there is a daily bus that goes to all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great temple. Do not go only in the crowded places, try to find the quiet areas. Really good for your soul.

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Tabuk, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is authentic. I could already imagine the people of old Korea walking past by or entering the gate. However, please do be informed that not all Koreans are hospitable when you ask them to take your photos. They would even run away from you and pretend not to hear you calling out to them asking for their help... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is really quiet and beautiful. There are no too many tourists, so you can stroll around and relax.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Must visit. Respect no picture policy. Very magical and great panoramas pics! Take a cab or bus to the grotto on top of the mountain!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Bulguksa temple is a MUST-VISIT attraction in Gyeongju. This temple is exceeded my expectation. The buildings, sculptures and statues are well-maintained. The atmosphere is very peaceful. You can see monks performed religion ceremony there.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the Bulguksa Temple as part of a shore excursion from Busan. The surrounding of the temple are just beautiful with lovely ponds and streams that were frozen and covered with ice. The area is very peaceful and is in perfect condition. This is one of the most important temples in South Korea. The temple buildings were reconstructed using... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The most popular and famous temple in South Korea. Bulguksa is famous for its two towers so be sure to check both of them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Easily accessible from Gyeongju city by regular and frequent bus service, Bulguksa is an elegant Buddhist temple. It is easily a short 1-hour visit with a climb up the hill. Within the compound it is an easy walk around the temple. Do respect that photo taking of the idols is prohibited. Combined with a visit to nearby Seokguram Grotto will... More 

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