Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Seokguram Grotto

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Seokguram Grotto during grand mending in 1913.

The Seokguram Grotto is a hermitage and part of the Bulguksa temple complex. It lies four kilometers east of the temple on Mt. Tohamsan, in Gyeongju, South Korea. It is classified as National Treasure No. 24 by the South Korean government.


Sakyamuni (Main Buddha) in Seokguram Grotto, National Treasure No.24.

India began a tradition of carving the image of Buddha in stone, holy images, and stupas into the cliff walls and natural caves. This practice was transferred to China and then Korea.


Deva Kings

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Seokgullo (Road toward Seokguram Grotto)

Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal, Gyeongju Bus Terminal, or Gyeongju Station
Take Bus 10 or 11 at the opposite side of the station/terminal.
Get off at Bulguksa Temple.
Take the Seokguram tour busfrom Bulguksa Temple to Sukgulam Grotto.
Fares = 1500 won (for 1 way)

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