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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 1 January 2019

Most Motels / Hotels are behind the Bus Terminal, many jazzy. Bus 10 and 11 also run from there on the opposite road site. Usual flat fare, pay with your T-money card as you would do in Seoul. From the temple take Bus 12, beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank waltergrater
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

We walked 61 floors & 3.6km from bulguksa to seokguram. All you see is the big concrete Buddha statue behind glass.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LC888
Reviewed 10 December 2018

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 19 November 2018

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 13 November 2018

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
1  Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 12 November 2018

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
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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