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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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999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400, South Korea
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"behind glass"
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"glass panel"
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"bell tower"
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"parking lot"
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"white granite"
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"large bell"
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"beautiful walk"
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"colourful lanterns"
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"few steps"
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"small temple"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The viewing area is small, it is unfortunate they didn’t make the enclosure a U shape like the cave itself to allow people to see the carvings better. That said it is still beautiful and impressive and if you are already at Bulguksa why not...More

Thank Tammy2124
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Seokguram grotto, with its incredible temple and beautiful Buddha statue, is one of the most spiritual and beautiful sites in the world. The walk up to the temple is peaceful and the temple itself meaningful and inspiring. My family spent two weeks in Korea...More

Thank AndreLePlume
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scenic and peaceful. If you enjoy a slow walk in the greenery, this will be it. You are not allowed to take photo of the Buddha though.

Thank Chinsfurrie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the hike up there but got our I've bucket in the grotte which is in fact behind a glass. It's is very expensive compared to offer nice monuments in the city. You are also not allowed to promote Buddhism as you cannot take...More

Thank nicodvisor
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice Buddhist statue. However there is very little else to see. No photography allowed inside and because of the long lines one can only spend a minute or so inside the grotto.

Thank ECWorld
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

It's an easy 15 minutes walk to the site. The buddha was carved from stone, hailed as a timeless and artistic piece by UNESCO. It's a popular spot to visit after the nearby temple visit. It's a steep and winding road which takes about 25...More

Thank Leung L
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Seokguram Grotto: This temple on top of the hill has a bell tower at the entrance where you can donate a 1000 yen for sounding the bell once. There should be a good view from there as it is on a cliff overlooking the valley....More

Thank Amelia C
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This is a relatively simple affair ay heart but an undoubted international treasure Access requires a gentle stroll before a few steps climb Although small contemplate when there that this dates from the 7th century! And is in incredible condition Yes the interior is behind...More

Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a pleasant walk in. My elderly parents had no issue and weather was relatively nice. The view is spectacular as this place is nestled on one of the higher points in the region. Whilst the stone Buddha is the key highlight, it shouldn’t be...More

Thank BlackCoookie
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Being located a short, easy (relatively flat) walk from the carpark followed by a short flight of stairs, the statue of Buddha located inside the grotto behind glass and set into the side of a rock face is a sight to behold. The only drawback...More

Thank Paul H
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