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Golgulsa Temple

San 304 Andong-ri, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-890, South Korea
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Temple experience including Material Arts and Meditaion

We stayed for 2days/ 1 night and would have extended if we had the time. The good - among the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susanne W
via mobile
Temple Stay - just remember growth is uncomfortable!

I stayed at the temple for 4 nights. My motivation was to experience the life of the temple fully... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
La Herradura, Spain
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San 304 Andong-ri, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-890, South Korea

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed for 2days/ 1 night and would have extended if we had the time. The good - among the visitors are a lot of Koreans and you will get to know that many of them want to connect to budism closer than just visiting...More

Thank Susanne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the temple for 4 nights. My motivation was to experience the life of the temple fully (getting up at 4, eating vegetarian Korean food, train sunmudo, practice archery, meditate etc.) I did not bring in any snacks, used my phone rarely and...More

Thank Lyra2017
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This experience is quite unique, and I would recommend a Temple stay here after doing a fair amount of research in advance of selecting the location. Be prepared to be pushed with the 4am wake up and martial arts training--much of it put me outside...More

1  Thank Heathwake
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend temple stay at Golgulsa. Moon, the coordinator is extraordinarily sweet, friendly and helpful. There is a schedule of activities and I would suggest getting there in the early afternoon so you can partake in them all. The tea ceremony with...More

1  Thank Evian_10
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Did a one day temple stay here and really enjoyed it. I had not originally planned to stay here, I was visiting to watch the Sunmudo performance but after seeing the signs and speaking to the extremely helpful and informative Luna I decided to stay....More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with two friends for chuseok. It was great fun; wonderful grounds, really interesting explanation of Buddhist practices, meditation and of course sunmudo (martial art) instruction. Would recommend!

1  Thank Alex N
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Did a 2 nights stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. For someone who does minimal amount of exercise, this is just the thing for me. Yes i had to take extra time to climb the slope but the ambience and climate is simply wonderful in the...More

1  Thank TLPatsy
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

If you can climb rocks and steep hills this is perfect for you. You can even see a martial arts demo by the residing monks. Very impressive. Lots of history.

1  Thank Ladybug322
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Amazing place to enjoy a temple stay. Combination of Buddhist monks and martial arts (Sunmudo) is a quaint but excellent experience.

2  Thank Wilbert A
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Visited here 15 years ago and had great memories of what it was then. Unfortunately for us, it's become a must see tourist destination and we feel lost some of its soul. It's still a place you must visit, but it was over run with...More

1  Thank jbeton
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I have noted from several reviews that there are activities arranged if you wish to stay there. I'm probably going to stay at GyeongJu for two days and I wanna know how packed is their schedule? I'm hoping to see other places as well (ie, Bulguksa Temple, Anapji Pond) and if the schedule at the temple is really packed I might just go to the temple for a look and not stay there. Cuz it seems like a waste if I pay 50/60k won and not partake in their activities
29 April 2017|
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