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Bulguksa Temple

Bulguksa 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” (59 reviews)
“souvenir shop” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bulguksa 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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"souvenir shop"
in 5 reviews
"buddha's birthday"
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"south korea"
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"singyeongju station"
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"last stop"
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"world heritage site"
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"national treasure"
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"early in the morning"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"gyeongju city"
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"peaceful place"
in 5 reviews
"english tour"
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"parking lot"
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"visit gyeongju"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

To get to the Bulguksa Temple complex from the parking lot, you walk through a serene park-like environment. You pass through a couple of gates and by the Pond of Banya before reaching the temple complex. You’ll need to walk up a number of steps...More

Thank Bill C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A must go if you visit Gueongju. A very traditional temple area with many local families enjoying themselves, but still not crowded. Would be good if you have some guidebooks / a tour guide, to understand more clearly about the history.

1  Thank Bingbingbing
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of ground to cover here. Wear comfortable shoes. Temple grounds are very well maintained. Landscaping compliments temple. I would highly recommend visiting. Great for all travelers. Some temples require a hike or up mts but these grounds are flat, easy walking but beautiful.

Thank casskorea
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rather extensive grounds with a number of beautiful statues scattered throughout the complex. One of the best temples we’ve seen in Korea, well worth the trek. The temple opens at 7am and it is best to go early before the tour groups swarm the place....More

Thank Tammy2124
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the walk to the temple, looking at the stone structures. A must visit if you are at Gyeongju and into history. However, need to take note of the transport. The place is quite far in and the buses will only come at about every...More

Thank Chinsfurrie
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We took intercity bus from Nopo subway st. (line 1) to Geyongju and then changed to the local bus no 11 to Bulguksa(10 also goes to the temple). You can also take intercity bus to Geyongju from Sasang subway st. (line 2) but I m...More

1  Thank Анна Б
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

It was hard to enjoy a temple when it was overcrowded, and on weekends yes popular temples with UNESCO World Heritage credentials will get crowded. But I found the gaudy lanterns (well they are not peculiar to this temple to be fair) not to my...More

Thank ECWorld
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

A representative temple of the Silla period. You can see stone buildings of the Shilla period with a wonderful curve. If you visit Gyeongju and do not see Bulguksa temple, it is like you have not visited Gyeongju. When you visit Bulguksa, I recommend you...More

1  Thank jongseok2197
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

It`s one and a half hour drive from Busan. We visited this beautiful temple with a lovely knowledgeable guide. Unusual weather conditions made this a holiday highlight. Yesterday it had snowed but today it was sunny. The colours of the woodwork of the temple against...More

Thank kathy b
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

This Is the most beautifull temple of Korea. In a nice area jou can have a walk around the buildings. I found the lanterns a pitty. We were here 10 years ago, and without lanterns the view was beyter

1  Thank Stermeulen
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kuodoc
1 May 2018|
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Response from Dmitry S | Reviewed this property |
try Tarzy tours. we used them for a small group tour but only two of us were in the car/ tour all day
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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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