Temple timeeeeeeee. Bulguksa temple is a UNESCO site situated in Gyeongju. Therefore when I was visiting Gyeongju this was one of my to do list. Glad I went.
It was raining cats and dogs, but that didn’t deter us from going nor did it take away the magnificence of this place.
But let’s start with the logistics shall we?
I stayed near the bus terminal in Gyeongju, therefore it was easy to hop on a bus. For those taking public transportation, you can take bus 10 or 11. Tell the bus driver you want to go to “temple” and they will understand because:
1) You are a foreigner (you don’t speak Korean)
2) Every one goes to the temple.
Upon arrival, you will need to walk a hill for about 10 minutes. Then you will need to pay admission =p well it was under 10USD so whatevs! This is the front of the temple:
It’s a fairly large temple, so you can spend up to 1 hour to 1.5 hour depending on how fast you walk. We spent about 1 hour here. Upon memory, this temple was burnt down many years ago and was rebuilt. Maybe that’s why the temple was kept so well.
The temples were awesome, naturally:
But what was also more awesome was the pond near the temple. Very zen. and peaceful. and quiet. and clean. You know, just like a temple.
I hope you enjoyed this temple as much as I did =)