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Gyeongju Travel (2) : Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram, Crab Tofu Soup

If you wish to visit Bulguksa Temple during your stay in Gyeongju, then make sure you plan to go to Seokguram on the same day as well. Reason is, the only way to go to Seokguram is by using a shuttle bus (of course it's not free and quite costly) from the Bulguksa Temple's main gate. There's a certain time schedule, so make sure you check on the bus leaving and arrival time so you can plan your time well.

Since I'm hurrying for the earlier bus time, I arrived at Bulguksa Temple slightly before lunch time and had a simple lunch around the Temple. I had Ddeok Galbi (Korean Style Hamburg Steak?) at a restaurant located right across the temple.

Ddeok Galbi
Then you'll get to walk through some flower fields before you arrive at the ticketing gate of Bulguksa Temple.

Bulguksa temple was originally built in 528 during Silla dynasty, and has been rebuilt for several times after that. The original name of this temple is Beopryusa Temple, and it's not until 774 that its name is being changed to Bulguksa Temple.
And in year 2009, this place was being designated as UNESCO World Heritage No. 502. And the operating hours is only up to 18:00 so make sure you dun stay up late here, otherwise you won't be able to find any bus going back to the city. >.<

The upper part of this temple has been renovated for quite a few times, though they said the stairs are still those of Silla Dynasty >.< Fantastic isn't it? Unless, they were bluffing about the whole genuine construction thing.

Bulguksa is quite large in size and you can see here and there in every corner. But wait until you get to see Seokguram!! Eventhough it is smaller in size this stone temple which is being build at around 774 during Silla Dynasty is even more beautiful~!
In the building above, you can try to ring the bell, but it'll cost you KRW 1,000 per ring. LOLZ~! Then after you keep going up up up up and up, you'll see a stone temple which looks super amazing. Too bad that they dun let us to take a picture on the temple~ T-T so you might have to google it and see it by yourself. LOLZ =D

It took longer than what I thought to get back to the city, but we get in time just to have a taste on this famous Crab Tofu Soup =)

Eventhough this place is being labeled as famous restaurant by locals (as in people who live in Gyeongju) and even being mentioned by several food blogger who lived around this area and those who tried this as being one of the must try food when we visit Gyeongju, the taste is kind of disappointing me. It's not that it taste sooo bad. It's just it tastes so normal that it doesn't even worth to be name as one of the must try food in this area. I won't even want to come back to have a second taste in this restaurant.
Since the food I ate the whole day is quite disappointing, I decided to visit the night market!! It's not too big but they sell lots of food with lots of variety. Since I don't want to make any wrong decision, I only try those with long queue. =D
The first one I went for is the cart where they sell drinks, as well as philly steak. I ordered one and it taste quite yummy~! >.< Might as well come here for dinner rather than having crab tofu soup as my dinner.

And second and last thing I ate is this place which sells Octopus Satay. The guy promoted himself as the master of master of Octopus Satay. XD

@ Seoucial / Inggrid Ng


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