On our Saturday in Gyeongju, we took a nice quiet trip up to Bulguk-sa Temple…
Did we say quiet? We meant we took a bus with every family in Korea and walked arm-in-arm, stroller to stroller with all of them. It was a little busy, but the temple was worth it.
It was originally built about 1,400 years ago. It’s been damaged and rebuilt a few times, and at its height it had quite a few more buildings.
The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is full of national treasures, like Seokga-tap pagoda, pictured below. Dabo-tap, the more ornate pagoda, had a lot of scaffolding around it.
With so many people, so many stairs and such a warm autumn day (it’s October!), we were ready to go somewhere a bit more peaceful than this Buddhist temple.