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Address: 999 Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 780-400, South Korea
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The eighth-century cave temple with a statue of Buddha looking at the sea.

The eighth-century cave temple with a statue of Buddha looking at the sea.

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Lovely Buddha and beautiful views

We came up here after Bulguk-sa (you can walk from one to the other). The walk up the hill is lovely and it's worth it to see the Buddha statue at the top. Complements a visit to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is quite a walk to Seokguram from parking lot, like half an hour. Hiking there is very easy even for the elderly since there is no steep part. But to be honest it is not worth to walk for 30 minutes. Although it is UNESCO world heritage, but to me there is nothing special about it. Please visit if... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Bulguksa and Seoguram in Jan 2017 via public bus. Unfortunately neither my wife or I felt Seoguram Grotto was worth the effort or cost to see from Bulguksa. Seoguram Grotto itself was a very small not particularly impressive one room temple with half of it carved into the rocks/mountain-side, viewed from behind a glass panel. It took 5 minutes... More 

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is very religious place where a gigantic Buddha sculpture inside of a cave. If you are a fan of religious monument you must visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

If not for Bulguksa, this will be hardly visited by tourists. Since you have made the trip to Bulguksa, why not just pop over to see the UNESCO site Seokguram Grotto? Well, the extra trip involves a pretty long windy road to the entrance; then a pretty long walk to the base of the temple. A short climb to the... More 

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Thank Allkuans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

It's a very good Buddha statue in the mountain. You have to walk a little but it's worth it. The scenery is really beautiful from the mountain. There is only one bus that leaves from Bulguksa every one hour at 20 minutes past the hour clock (10:20,11:20). If you miss the buss you have to wait for one more hour.... More 

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Renton, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I heard that the bus from Bulguksa to Seokguram would be a bit troublesome in terms of the wait and the long walk required from the drop-off point in Seokguram bus stop to Seokguram itself. We took a taxi instead. We arrived at the complex after a hair raising 9000 won ride from Bulguksa. Note, it may be difficult to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Long walking.. but end up nice amazing view, from entrance to the end (see Buddha) may take about 20 min walks..

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We came up here after Bulguk-sa (you can walk from one to the other). The walk up the hill is lovely and it's worth it to see the Buddha statue at the top. Complements a visit to Bulguk-sa very well.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Very beautiful temple in a very beautiful location and easy to reach daytrip from Seoul by public transport (KTX, Train and bus) especially in combination with Anapji Pond and Bulguksa Temple

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This historical temple has stunning carvings of Buddhist figures and is a pilgrimage site. The surroundings are beautiful forests with no evidence of human habitation. Your appreciation of this grotto would therefore depend if you like temples in remote, forested surroundings with no coffee shops in sight! There is a 10-15 min walk on a flat road and a few... More 

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