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Bulguksa Temple

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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
385, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127, South Korea
+82 54-746-9913
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is okay and worth visiting. Notable are the gold Buddha's and Boddhisatvas, painted rafters, fish and drum in the courtyard of the main pavilion and of course the main stairways leading up and verandas sticking out. Don't forget to capture that vista on...More

Thank LamplighterScott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kept in as original condition as possible, Bulguska is an active temple with prayers conducted regularly. Set in a tranquil setting, the surrounding gardens are well maintained and are worth wandering around after visiting the temple. But it is the temple complex itself which captures...More

Thank bnorra
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A big temple kept in original form. Very nice and well maintained. I adore the architecture and colors. It is a great place to see and well worth it.

Thank CirilB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time I visited Bulguksa was when I was a teenager. And so when I came back as an adult, it was just as mesmerizing and beautiful as I had remembered it. This temple was a favorite of mine in my youth so it...More

Thank eugenia27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were moved by the fantastic wood works and the temples below. There isn't much walking so a good thing to do after two days trekking. We recommend to visit it.

Thank nicodvisor
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is an absolute place you must visit in this beautiful historical city, Gyeongju. I fell in love with this city. Most of all, this temple is an unbelievable combinations of cutting edge science, geometry, architecture and art of that time. They provide every hour...More

Thank Sala S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

There's a lot of temples in this part of the world, but Bulguksa will always be one of my favorites. It feels like a palace and the craftsmanship is fantastic. Great wood work, great stone work and great paintings. Try not to get overwhelmed by...More

Thank sophies_notes
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

If you think no more tombs, no more temples, you should go Bulguksa, it's a must thing. Look at the side of 10 eon coin. You can see a real pagoda here. Beautiful architecture which stands here for hundreds thousands of year. Summer in here...More

Thank KoeunKatePark
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A must visit for this region , a world heritage site , extremely well preserved , be ready for a good walk if u want to explore it for the fullest

Thank drvaibhavmisra
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

You must see this beautiful place when you are in Gyeongju. Lots of things to see and great place to just walk around. The way the temple is built and surrounding grounds are spectacular!

Thank kingkangreturns
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Response from JTYY | Reviewed this property |
The bus has fixed timing which you can take a picture at one of the bus stop, so just work with the bus schedule for your planning. Both Bus 10 and 11 goes to Bulguksa. Their routes are like a circle, with the same starting... More