Bulguksa Temple – Is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated as a World Cultural Asset by UNESCO in 1995


Bulguksa Temple

Bulguksa Temple

Bulguksa is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism in the North Gyeongsang province in South Korea.

It is home to seven National treasures of South Korea, including Dabotap and Seokgatap stone pagodas, Cheongun-gyo (Blue Cloud Bridge), and two glit-bronze statues of Buddha.

The temple is classified as Historic and Scenic Site No. 1 by the South Korean government. In 1995, Bulguksa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List together with the Seokguram Grotto, which lies 4 km to the east.

Bulguksa Temple

Bulguksa Temple

The temple is considered as a masterpiece of the golden age of Buddhist art in the Shilla kingdom. It is currently the head temple of the 11th district of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.

Among the earliest woodblock prints in world, a version of the Dharani sutra dated between AD 704 and 751 was found there in 1966.