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Bulguksa Temple

385, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127, South Korea
+82 54-746-9913
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An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the bus” (55 reviews)
“south korea” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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385, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127, South Korea
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+82 54-746-9913
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"the bus"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"south korea"
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"buddha's birthday"
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"national treasures"
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"singyeongju station"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a national treasure in Korea and worth a visit. We went in wintertime and it was serene and peaceful. I'm sure it is much more hectic and touristy in the springtime so I was lucky to go when there were not many people....More

Thank Awedmollys
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful site to visit. What? Not into bhuddism? Doesn’t matter. I’m an aethiest and was absolutely blown when I saw the Vatican City. You will, too, after visiting here.

Thank 세빈박
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very beautiful temple and it is easy to reach with the bus. But for me, I found It a little too touristic.

Thank Ancoja
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

I told myself I would go back here. Last time it was spring so I said I should visit during autumn season. I specifically love the beauty of the pond beside the temple and the mixture of autumn colors. I took bus no. 11 from...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Bulguksa, Haeinsa and Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul are the top three temples in South Korea. Nice Location and special atmosphere..Watch the stone construction of the main wall which makes the temple more stable against earthquakes. Women in traditional dresses spent Lotus tee for free and...More

Thank werner867
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Good place to visit w/ family. Well paved area w/ fresh air. Takes 30 min. from Kyungju city center. Also close to the Gampo beach 30min distance from there. If you are not interested in the Buddist temple, the beach is also good option to...More

Thank Peter_Je
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

The grounds surrounding the temple, as well as the temple buildings themselves, were absolutely stunning with red leaves. Just near the bridges is a well spring where you can drink refreshing water from one of two streams. Inside the temple is very peaceful. My friend...More

Thank Azronath
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Very nice place. I would say one of the best ones we visited in Korea. Highly recommend. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Thank Dmitry S
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We took the #10 bus to the temple for around 30minutes from downtown. A bit of a walk from the bus stop, and you'll find the place. There's an entrance fee of 5000won each. We went when it was early, so there were not too...More

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1  Thank janandmabel
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Visited this place on a Sat early morning in late Oct. Less people and more peaceful. Leaves were still green and yellowish (tot they would had turn red). But temple and its surrounding areas are still beautiful.We took bus #11 but I did not check...More

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Akmal92
11 May 2016|
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Response from kitsou |
yes...there are other buses as well. The tourist bureau at the bus terminal has maps and lots of info. The bus stop is very close. Don't bother going up the mountain to the Seokguram Grotto. It's a rip-off. You can't take a... More
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