Bulguksa Temple 불국사 is arguably the most popular attraction in Gyeongju along with Anapji Pond 안압지 which is extremely picturesque at night.
Bulguksa is located on the slopes of Mt Toham and the temple is classified as Historic and Scenic Site No. 1 by the South Korean government. Bulguksa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995 together with Seokguram Grotto, which is about four KMs east (Seokguram Grotto is a walk-able distance from Bulguksa and of coarse there are also buses available).
If you are wanting to travel to Bulguksa Temple from the city center, buses are the easiest way: From Gyeongju Intercity / Express Bus Terminal – Take Bus10 or 11 from the bus stop located across the street from Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal. Get off at Bulguksa Temple (불국사) Bus Stop. Travel time: approximately 1 hour. If you have or are hiring a car then its a pretty easy drive. The road up to Seokguram Grotto is quite winding but very safe and only about 10 minutes. I hope you enjoy my pictures of Bulguksa Temple below 🙂
Bulguksa is definitely a must-see in Gyeongju even though it requires a short trip from the city. Seokguram Grotto is also a highly recommended place to do after or before Bulguksa as they are very close to each other. Please share / like if you enjoyed my post or comment if you have any questions and I’ll try to help where possible 🙂