In the year 528 a small Buddhist temple was built at the site. Gradually the temple expanded until in 751 the current temple of Bulguksa was built in the Golden Age of the Silla Kingdom. Over the centuries the temple has been expanded, renovated and completely reconstructed after fires and wars. After the 2nd world war it took until 1973 for the building to be fully restored preserving the original Silla construction.
Bulguksa is a stunning masterpiece of architecture from the Silla dynasty and a one of a kind in Korea.
The temple houses multiple Korean National Treasures such as the pagoda Dabotap (national treasure no. 20), the 7th century pagoda Seokgatap (national treasure no. 21), the gold plated seated Vairocana bronze statue of Buddha (national treasure no. 26) and many more.
The temple can be visited all year long. There is also the possibility to stay the night at the premises. For Temple stay inquire via phone or visit the website.
Admission fee: Adults 5,000 Won Children 2,500 Won
Parking is available at the premises at a small fee of max. 2,000 Won.