The Bulguksa Temple in the province of Gyeongsangbuk-do in the south-east of South Korea is one of the most famous temples I would like to introduce to you today. The temple is located near the city of Gyeongju, which is certainly worth a visit alone and also has historical buildings. If you are lucky, you can watch a lantern festival after dark, where you can admire fantastic light shapes made of paper. The Bulguksa Temple and the nearby Seokguram Grotto are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The temple was built in the Silla period but, like many Korean temples, was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. Today it is home to seven national treasures of Korea and received its current appearance until 1973. It is very busy here and you will not have a quiet minute, but you should definitely plan a visit and bring enough time!
Yours Jens Wilke