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An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Bulguksa 385 Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127, South Korea
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me & my friends enjoyed here. The venue is pretty spacious, ancient and beautiful. They keep the place well maintained for an old temple.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ganjarno
Reviewed 22 December 2018

We arrived at the Bulguksa Temple complex after a half-hour drive from Gyeongju. It was late in the afternoon on a foggy day with a heavy rain, which probably contributed to a quiet and enjoyable visit. The temple complex is exceptional in its significance for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zippy2005
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely attraction. The autumn leaves were at peak and plenty of photo opportunities for fall sceneries. The gardens were well kept and the array of stones stacked in balanced was awesome. Enjoyed the walk at this well conserved site.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank macaiwar
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

I was really excited to see this place, as I have seen tons of beautiful temples and have heard great things about this one. However, coming around 11am on a Sunday morning made this should-be peaceful place a nightmare. It was completely packed with pushy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jarretk2015
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Another Silla era treasure. Pagodas, a lake, bridges, beautiful gardens. A very wealthy temple and the largest in South Korea. Well worth a visit but the souvenir shop didn’t impress. Loved the colourful lanterns though

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Judith G
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

The visit to Bulguksa temple was worthy despite it's entrance fee of 5,000 won being higher than most places in Korea. You can visit several pavilions and see the beautiful wood carvings. There are also 2 korean-style stone pagodas. It's recommend to do this visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 6arnaua
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Due to jet lag we arrived there only around 11 a.m. and very afraid that it was crowded.However,despite several busses of visitors rather quiet and civilzed.Wonderful experience,well worth the 5 USD entrance fee.Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

We were lucky enough to visit Bulguksa in Autumn when the leaves were changing colours and it was just wonderful. One of the most beautiful places we went in Korea, just as lovely as the secret garden at Changdeokgung. I recommend visiting earlier in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Visited the temple in early Nov. and it was really beautiful in autumn. A unique temple with two stone staircases at the front. There was a lake surrounded by colourful autumn trees. Although there were many tourists, the place was not crowded because of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yipjcs88
Reviewed 11 November 2018

My family went to Gyeongju second time while visit we always visit Bulguksa Temple It's very famous temple in Korea. I like this place

Date of experience: May 2018
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Brenn01
23 December 2018|
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Response from secretary369 | Reviewed this property |
I would probably have to say that there is much of the site that you would struggle with, as it is no a hill. Once in much of the site is flat, but there are stairs and a lot of the doors would be difficult to step over... More
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ElingYong
9 November 2018|
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Response from Mornings6 | Reviewed this property |
Just email bulguksa@templestay. com or call 010-7773-0983
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kuodoc
1 May 2018|
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Response from dmitrys351 | 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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