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Address: 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400, South Korea
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06:30 - 18:00
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The eighth-century cave temple with a statue of Buddha looking at the sea.

The eighth-century cave temple with a statue of Buddha looking at the sea.

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We hiked to the top from the temple. That was actually the best part. The Seokguram area it self is nothing special. A bell that you can ring, and a walk to the cave where the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Didi M
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked to the top from the temple. That was actually the best part. The Seokguram area it self is nothing special. A bell that you can ring, and a walk to the cave where the Buddha staty is. The staty it self would have been a better experience if you could see it better. It is behind glas (well)... More 

Thank Didi M
Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is located 30 minute by bus from Bulguksa Temple. There is only 1 bus that goes to Seokguram from Bulguksa temple and the last bus is at 6 pm. Entrance fee is KRW 5000 per person. From the parking area, you have to walk around 15 -20 minutes to the temple, easy hiking, some stairs are only available... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views and temples around. We arrived and it was already closed, but we could see the views and the front of it and the one at the entrance. Pretty good. Worthy it and free of charge

Thank Rick V
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is quite a walk to Seokguram from parking lot, like half an hour. Hiking there is very easy even for the elderly since there is no steep part. But to be honest it is not worth to walk for 30 minutes. Although it is UNESCO world heritage, but to me there is nothing special about it. Please visit if... More 

Thank TheNayzer
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Visited Bulguksa and Seoguram in Jan 2017 via public bus. Unfortunately neither my wife or I felt Seoguram Grotto was worth the effort or cost to see from Bulguksa. Seoguram Grotto itself was a very small not particularly impressive one room temple with half of it carved into the rocks/mountain-side, viewed from behind a glass panel. It took 5 minutes... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is very religious place where a gigantic Buddha sculpture inside of a cave. If you are a fan of religious monument you must visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

If not for Bulguksa, this will be hardly visited by tourists. Since you have made the trip to Bulguksa, why not just pop over to see the UNESCO site Seokguram Grotto? Well, the extra trip involves a pretty long windy road to the entrance; then a pretty long walk to the base of the temple. A short climb to the... More 

Thank Allkuans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

It's a very good Buddha statue in the mountain. You have to walk a little but it's worth it. The scenery is really beautiful from the mountain. There is only one bus that leaves from Bulguksa every one hour at 20 minutes past the hour clock (10:20,11:20). If you miss the buss you have to wait for one more hour.... More 

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Renton, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I heard that the bus from Bulguksa to Seokguram would be a bit troublesome in terms of the wait and the long walk required from the drop-off point in Seokguram bus stop to Seokguram itself. We took a taxi instead. We arrived at the complex after a hair raising 9000 won ride from Bulguksa. Note, it may be difficult to... More 

1 Thank lsli88
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Long walking.. but end up nice amazing view, from entrance to the end (see Buddha) may take about 20 min walks..

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