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Thursday, September 1, 2011

불국사 Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju South Korea

Bulguksa 불국사 means Temple of The Buddha Land is located in Gyeongju The capital of Silla from 57 BC - 935 AD. This temple now is the one of UNESCO the World Heritage, together with Seokguram Grotto.

This temple was founded by king Pob-hung in 535 for his queen to pray for the welfare of the kingdom, it was completed in year 774, by the Silla royal court and given the name "Bulguksa".
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This temple has great panoramic view mixed with historical and natural scenes. Autumn (if you want to get warm tone of nature with orange and yellow leaves) or winter is a best time to visit this temple.


Bulguksa tourist information center : 054 - 746 - 4747


Directions :
From Seoul Train Station, take a Saemaeulho train to Gyeong-ju (4 hrs, 30 min).
or
From Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take a Gyeongbuseon Line bus to Gyeongju (leaves every 30 min) (4 hrs, 30 min). From Gyeoungju Express Bus Terminal, take bus No. 10 or 11 to Bulguksa Temple.







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