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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 5 days ago

I personally think this place isn't worth the visit. Check before you go if this place still has renovations. Not much to see during renovations and you can't even take picture (even without flash) of the Buddha. It's also rather difficult to access this site...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank abataras
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked up the mountain from Bulguksa temple-wonderful,peaceful 1 hour hike,highly recommended. The grotto,however,actaully is closed and renovation work done at the p,ace.So all you see is the buddha behind glass,possibly not worth the 5 USD entrance fee. I would do the hike again,and watch...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alex2013998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't sure how interesting Seokguram grotto would be, it seemed quiet small in photos, but it totally exceeded our expectations. What beautiful carvings! We loved our visit, definitely worth seeing as part of a trip to Bulguksa. We walked up the trail from Bulguksa...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's really best place to visit you can see lots of beautiful views and It's very amazing It's all made with people's hand.During I saw I can't close my mouth .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eileen0539
Reviewed 28 October 2018

It is one of the historic places to visit. It is a UNESCO Heritage site. Built by Kim Daeseong in 8th century. A must visit if you are in Gyeongju

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mornings6
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I went there around end of October 2017. I never expected strong wind as i was imagine it will be breezing cold and i only wear a medium thick jacket. My neck. hand was so cold. Despite the strong wind and cold weather I still...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank snakenov
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The walk in to the grotto was beautiful and tranquil. It might be more crowded at other times (there was a typhoon that day). Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank krl54
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

You can be lazy and take the bus to Seokguram, or you can be a boss and hike from Bulguksa to this cave with its magnificient Buddha statue. Enjoy the scenery while hiking up (wear comfortable shoes!) and be rewarded by the Buddha himself ;-)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hankido
Reviewed 3 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sydney_park_ey
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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1 May 2018|
Response from shirinling |
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