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Seokguram

999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400, South Korea
+82 54-746-9933
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The eighth-century cave temple with a statue of Buddha looking at the sea.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“buddha statue” (25 reviews)
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999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400, South Korea
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We went here after going to Bulguksa temple. We took the number 12 bus there which would have been fine if it wasn't Chuseok (Korean holiday like Thanksgiving). It was crazy busy with many traffic jams so the trip took an hour (I think it...More

Thank Melanie E
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Everyone combines their visit to Bulguksa with one to Seokguram because they're they're so close. I took a taxi from Bulguksa (10.000 Won) and walked the way back (< 1 hour, downhill all the time). The grotto is not big but beautiful. The walk to...More

Thank taqqie
Reviewed 26 September 2017

WOW! The path takes you through a pleasant, lovely wooded forest before arriving at the grotto. The site is special, the history is special, it is, well just really special.Established in the 8th century on the slopes of Mount Toham, the Grotto contains a statue...More

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The Buddha is located in a really small cave on the mountain and to get there you have to take a nice path through the forest with squirrels. For me, more than the statue at the end of the path counts the path itself and...More

Thank CirilB
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We didn't do Seokguram the first time I went, and I'm very happy we did the second time. It's sort of the sister temple to Bulguksa since there's a bus directly connecting the two. But Seokguram is higher up on the mountain with stunning views....More

1  Thank sophies_notes
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth the short walk through the national park and garden to visit this historic grotto. It was interesting to hear the story about how the Japanese tried to dismantle it and move it to Japan but gave up; you can see all the left...More

Thank EllieandSherlock
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A ten to fifteen minute walk up a shaded path through a National Park brings you to the Seokguram, a UNESCO world heritage site. Established by the Silla prime minister Kim Dae-seong in honor of his parents from a previous life, the grotto was built...More

1  Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The temple was located on top of the hill. A lot of stairs to go through to get there but it was all worth it when I saw the view. Pictures of the Buddha are not allowed but there other view that can take.

Thank Romela75
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

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 many locals. You pay W5000, walk along a path/driveway for 10...More

1  Thank Garth W
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

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 to charity.

Thank dixiepeach
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