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The eighth-century cave temple with a statue of Buddha looking at the sea.
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999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400, South Korea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is a bit small, simple. don’t expect it to big or lots to see. Not far from the parking lot, on easy walk road, no need tracking shoes for this visit. I was there on Sunday before noon and it was quite crowded....More

Thank sydney_park_ey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you arrive at Seokguram, you pay your 5000 each and there is a pleasant almost flat 750 m walk from the gate to the cave. The statue is pretty impressive, when you consider two things, 1) its more than 1200 years old 2) its...More

1  Thank Simon H
Reviewed 30 July 2018

To set your expectations, this place is only a small section of the remnants of a historical stone temple that sits on a mountain, no larger than maybe your kitchen, hidden in a small hut. The place is quite underwhelming, maybe due to our misplaced...More

1  Thank dori_lukey
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The word 'am' of Seokguram means a small temple, and Seokguram is definitely the famous 'am' in Korea. It is renowned for its architecture and beauty. You must visit here and Bulguksa which is just next door.

Thank 104enil
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The viewing area is small, it is unfortunate they didn’t make the enclosure a U shape like the cave itself to allow people to see the carvings better. That said it is still beautiful and impressive and if you are already at Bulguksa why not...More

1  Thank Tammy2124
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Seokguram grotto, with its incredible temple and beautiful Buddha statue, is one of the most spiritual and beautiful sites in the world. The walk up to the temple is peaceful and the temple itself meaningful and inspiring. My family spent two weeks in Korea...More

1  Thank AndreLePlume
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Scenic and peaceful. If you enjoy a slow walk in the greenery, this will be it. You are not allowed to take photo of the Buddha though.

1  Thank Chinsfurrie
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the hike up there but got our I've bucket in the grotte which is in fact behind a glass. It's is very expensive compared to offer nice monuments in the city. You are also not allowed to promote Buddhism as you cannot take...More

Thank nicodvisor
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Very nice Buddhist statue. However there is very little else to see. No photography allowed inside and because of the long lines one can only spend a minute or so inside the grotto.

1  Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 24 April 2018

It's an easy 15 minutes walk to the site. The buddha was carved from stone, hailed as a timeless and artistic piece by UNESCO. It's a popular spot to visit after the nearby temple visit. It's a steep and winding road which takes about 25...More

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1 May 2018|
Response from Shirin Y |
You could grab bus opposite train terminal, no. 10 or 11 or 700 run frequently go to Bulguksa Temple. From there take the shuttle bus no.12, which run hourly. So check the bus timing. If unsure always check with information... More