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Golgulsa Temple

101-5, Girim-ro, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38120, South Korea
+82 54-744-1689
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Temple Stay with Sunmudo

I did the Temple Stay program from Saturday to Sunday. It was a very interesting experience. What... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2015
Paula J
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Stockholm, Sweden
Expand Your Mind

Whether you are seeking inner peace or you need to spend some time in nature, collect your thoughts... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2015
Alana67716
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Seoul, South Korea
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101-5, Girim-ro, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38120, South Korea
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

I did the Temple Stay program from Saturday to Sunday. It was a very interesting experience. What separates Golgulsa from other temple stays is that they practice Sunmudo, sort of a zen martial arts. We watched the monks perform, and also had Sunmudo training in...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2015

Whether you are seeking inner peace or you need to spend some time in nature, collect your thoughts here. I did a one night two day stay here and completely loved it. If you have a car it is easier to visit for the afternoon...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2015

as I didn't stay for the temple stay or the martial arts performance, I found the temple not very interesting, as it is relatively new. The big Buddha carving is interesting, with a somewhat challenging climb. The temple is about 15 minutes away from the...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

An arduous climb to this temple and buddhist retreat is worth a stop. You need about an hour or two unless you are staying to learn martial arts. Its a little tricky if you don't like heights but a truly magical experience at the top.

1  Thank sankes
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

It was not my cup of tea actually but it was great experience, I learnt many things especially about Buddhism. . how theyre living their lives I learnt chanting, meditation, sunmudo. I woke up at 4am for morning chanting and walking meditation it was hard...More

3  Thank rani a
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

I do not recommend a sleep over at this place. You sleep on the floor with a blanket and small pillow only. You get up a 4 am, climb very steep hills, sit with your legs crossed for hours, and eat food that is not...More

5  Thank DFWTX1950
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Our tour company reserved a night at this temple. We slept on the floor with only a blanket and small pillow. This place is dirty and smelly. If you spend the night, they expect you to get up a 4 am and meditate after you...More

4  Thank DFWTX1950
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

My wife and I completed a one night temple stay here in Sept 2010 (we were traveling over land from Busan to Seoul and a stop fit perfectly in our itinerary). The temple itself is beautifully set amongst a magnificent backdrop in the mountains and...More

4  Thank DPJ2016
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

We took the public bus, stopping at the main road. Remember to confirm with the driver if it goes to Golgulsa, and they will remind you when you arrive at your stop. It is another 1.2 km to reach the entrance, and At the entrance...More

3  Thank Melliz
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

It was quite an incline to get up there but was well worth it. We saw the Sanmudo demo by the monks and it was great. We really enjoyed it. The Budda statue at top face of the mountain is impressive. Not sure how they...More

1  Thank Onan2013
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