Bulguksa Temple

Definition

The Bulguksa Temple (aka Pulguk-sa Temple or 'Temple of the Buddha Land') was built in the 8th century CE on the wooded slopes of Mt. Tohamsan at the ancient Silla capital of Geumseong (modern Gyeongju, South Korea). The Buddhist temple, after suffering a destructive fire, now stands restored but is only a fraction of its original size. The temple and nearby Seokguram Grotto with its huge seated Buddha statue is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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  • 751 - 790
    The Buddhist Bulguksa temple complex is built east of Gyeongju, Korea.
  • 751
    The Seokgatap stone pagoda is built at the Bulguksa temple, Gyeongju, Korea.
  • 751
    The Dabotap stone pagoda is built at the Bulguksa temple, Gyeongju, Korea.
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