Bulguksa Temple  

Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Hermitage, along with Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul and the Tripitaka Koreana of Hapcheon Haeinsa Temple, were among the first to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Korea.

Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Hermitage are outstanding cultural heritages representing Korea.

The Silla people, who believed in Buddhism as their country faith, built Bulguksa Temple, the 'land of the Buddha', with the best architectural techniques, the best effort, and the best care they could manage. They melted the Buddhist doctrine into the temple architecture and created an ideal arrangement of garam.

Because the Silla people considered Mount Tohamsan in Gyeongju to be sacred to protect their country, they wanted to build the best temple there. The result is Bulguksa Temple and its hermitage, Seokguram Hermitage.

I hope all of you who came to Gyeongju to see these two cultural heritages, which contain timeless beauty, leave with unforgettable memories. Thank you.