Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
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- Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa TempleMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 1Jun 25, 2013
Seokguram Grotto was one of the most magical places I went to in South Korea. Go there at dusk and you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Gyeongju in pretty pink and purple. Seokguram is also probably one of the few cultural places in Gyeongju that had minimal touch ups/renovations done. Even Bulguksa temple has a fair amount of remodeling done.
You can take the bus up to Seokguram from Bulguksa. Be careful of the time. The bus comes about every hour and stops around 6-7pm so be sure to check the bus schedule!
Another note is that for all these tourist places charge about $1-$5 USD for foreigners. Don't be a stickler and just pay, they're worth it.
- Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa TempleNov 20, 2012
Nice sightseeing opportunities of one of the oldest Buddha statues in Korea, as well as a complex of historic buildings and archways. Two of the most famous historic landmarks in Gyeongju; if you're in the neighborhood, definitely make a stop here!
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- Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa TempleMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
Beautiful hike up a the mountain side through the buddhist temple to a wondrous statue of buddha. It is amazing, but not a huge pilgrimage. It is worth seeing just for the views around the grotto alone.
- Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa TempleMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Taken collectively, these two monuments (linked by a lovely 45-minute hiking trail or, if you prefer, many kilometers of twisty roads) form the big-ticket attractions of the city of Gyeongju. And while I find Bulguksa, with its uninspired landscaping, a bit underwhelming (3 stars), the lovely little Seokguram Grotto on the hillside, with its fantastic Buddha scupture (probably the finest in Korea), is a treat, even if it's just a small one.