South Korea: Bulguksa Temple Complex (불국사)

The Bulguksa Temple Complex  was one of my favorite historical sites I visited in South Korea. Nestled in the mountains of Northern South Korea, the sheer combined beauty of the site and landscapes mix for a unique and breathtaking experience. We visited right before sunset, which cast an ethereal mood on my time there.

Some historical facts about the Temple Complex:

Bulguksa is located on the slopes of Mt. Toham (Jinheon-dong, Gyeongju city, North Gyeongsang province, South Korea) and is head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism Within Bulguksa, one can find seven National treasures of South Korea, including Dabotap and Seokgatap stone pagodas, Cheongun-gyo (Blue Cloud Bridge), and two gilt-bronze statues of Buddha. The temple is considered as a masterpiece of the golden age of Buddhist art in the Silla kingdom. 

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Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple

Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple

Blue Cloud and White Cloud Bridges

Blue Cloud and White Cloud Bridges

Wooden fish hanging in Museoljeon hall in Bulguksa

Wooden fish hanging in Museoljeon hall in Bulguksa

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Drum in Museoljeon hall in Bulguksa

The stone pagoda Dabotap, also known as Pagoda of Many Treasures" is reported to have been built in the year 751.

The stone pagoda Dabotap, also known as Pagoda of Many Treasures” is reported to have been built in the year 751.

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These next photos I am 99% sure that I took them at Bulguksa, but I am not 100% sure.

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I am 99% sure that I took this photo at Bulguksa, but I cannot find what it’s name is while researching online. Maybe it has to do with the fact that photos of this room were not allowed. When I took this photo, a monk started waving his hands wildly, telling me “No photo! No Photo!”

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