Bulguksa Temple Bulguksa Temple, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbukdo Province 慶州佛國寺 Photo by SEYUN OH Copyright Reserved Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was inscribed on the world heritage list by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic touch of the stone relics are known throughout the world. The temple was built by Kim Dae-Seong (700-774), who started erecting the te..
Seokgulam Temple Seokgulam Temple, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbukdo Province 慶州石窟庵경주 석굴암photo by Seyun Oh Established in the 8th century on the slopes of Mount Toham, the Seokguram Grotto contains a monumental statue of the Buddha looking at the sea in the bhumisparsha mudra position. With the surrounding portrayals of gods, Bodhisattvas and disciples, all realistically and delicately sculpted in high and low relief, i..
Three-storied Stone Stupa Three-storied Stone Stupa at Seoak-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbukdo ProvinceUnified Silla Dynasty Period (668~919 AD) photo by Seyun Oh
Buddha at Yeolamgok Valley Buddha newly found at the Yeolamgok Valley of Mt. Namsan, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbukdo Province, Korea Unified Silla Dynasty Period (668 ~ 918 AD) 慶州列岩谷磨崖佛 / 경주 열암곡 마애불상 photo by seyun oh
Sunset over Hwangryongsa Temple Site Photo by Seyun Oh Hwangnyongsa, or Hwangnyong Temple (also spelled Hwangryongsa) is the name of a former Buddhist temple in the city of Gyeongju, South Korea. Completed in the 7th century, the enormous 9-story structure was built entirely with wood with interlocking design with no iron nails. It had a standing total height of 80 m (262ft), making it the tallest structure in East Asia and the tal..