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Address: 385, Bulguk-ro, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38127, South Korea
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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An impressive complex of stone pagodas and wooden shrines.

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The most popular and famous temple in South Korea. Bulguksa is famous for its two towers so be sure to check both of them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most popular and famous temple in South Korea. Bulguksa is famous for its two towers so be sure to check both of them.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily accessible from Gyeongju city by regular and frequent bus service, Bulguksa is an elegant Buddhist temple. It is easily a short 1-hour visit with a climb up the hill. Within the compound it is an easy walk around the temple. Do respect that photo taking of the idols is prohibited. Combined with a visit to nearby Seokguram Grotto will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Much easier to get to by public transport than it appeared. Several buses leave downtown every 10 mins or so - no 10 might be the easiest. Check the route on Google and wait at a bus stop. Temple is lovely, well worth visiting. Go up the hill too, if you're ok with a 50 min hike, to Seokguram (up... More 

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Aveiro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bulguksa temple has an amazing architecture and encompasses seven National treasures of South Korea. I highly recommend to be visited either during autumn to enjoy the colourful scenery.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Bulguksa is a beautiful temple complex set in a verdant hillside, relatively distant from urban intrusions. While I am no expert, the buildings look authentically old -- which is not always the case at many other Korean sights where buildings have been rebuilt in the old style. I took bus number 10 from Gyeongju's Taejongno Road, opposite the express bus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

There is a bit of a walk to get to the temple, but it is so worth it. You walk in to the space, and there are 4 huge statues of warriors there to great you. The grounds are lovely and well maintained. You can go in to pray (remove your shoes!) and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Look for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

It's a really quite place to visit. You have to walk a lot though. The trees are really pretty with different colours. It's an old temple with old history.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We went on a rainy day which dampened our tour. It is basically a huge estate that has a huge garden area with a pond too. There are different areas you can view - different praying altar and some main halls which you cannot enter, only view from outside. You can take the city bus 10, 11 to reach this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful temple, with amazing architecture. Highly recommended to be visited either during spring or autumn to enjoy the beautiful,colourful scenery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Well worth a visit, but not amazing. Impressive buildings. I did not go inside the shrines. Well worth a visit. Its easy to get there by bus 10 or 11 leaving across the street from the bus station. Busride took aprox 40 min

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