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Over 90 years of history


Week 4 in Korea and here we are in Gyeongju. The city itself is filled with exquisite architecture, history; culture and about 8-9 million tourists’ visit this city a year.

Today we went and visited the famous Bulguksa Temple which represents Gyeongju and was given World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995.(1) The Bulguksa Temple was built in 528 during the Silla Dynasty and after 17 years of construction and the name changing of the site, the name Bulguksa was finally given to the temple.

There was so much history within this temple that each and every part of it had some sort of significance.

Individuals for admission were 4,000 won and it opens from 7 am to 6 pm.

Picture taken from http://english.tour2korea.com

Nearby was the Gyeongju National Museum which has a history of about 90 years.(1) The exhibit hall is divided into 4 large parts: The main hall, Annex I, Annex II, and the Outdoor Exhibit area (Museum Grounds). In total, there were approximately 30,000 artwork and craftwork in this museum.(2) Buddhists sculptures make up a majority of the stone artifacts. SO as a traveler, if you are interested in Buddhism or the culture of royal palaces this is a place you do not want to miss.

Picture taken from http://english.tour2korea.com

The admission fee under 24 is 200 won and if over 25 it is 400 won.

Posted by korea1 18:34

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