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Gyeongju City


Bulguk-sa temple, Gyeongju City

Gyeongju City in eastern North Gyeongsang Province was the capital of the Shilla Kingdom that unified the early Korean kingdoms until 935, and is today filled with stone Buddhist artworks and other relics like an open-air museum. Most of its best sacred sites are designated by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage sites, and are parts of the Gyeongju National Park.


Bulguk-sa temple, Gyeongju City



Bunhwang-sa temple, Gyeongju City



Bodhisattva statue, National Museum, Gyeongju City



For additional information by Professor David Mason, visit san-shin.net.

For information about traveling to Korean sacred sites, contact Roger Shepherd.

Gyeongju City