Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Hermitage, located in the middle of Tohamsan Mountain (745m), Gyeongju, which means drinking clouds and throwing up, were built in the 15th year of King Beopheung of Silla for the stability of the country and the peace of the people.

Silla was a country that was on the Korean Peninsula about 1900 years ago, and the Korean Peninsula at that time consisted of three kingdoms: Silla, Baekje, and Goguryeo. Silla unified the Korean Peninsula, and a unified state continued on the Korean Peninsula.

After that, most of the buildings as well as valuable treasures were burned or looted during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592. Before 1920, only some buildings and pagodas remained in decay, but due to continuous restoration and repair of the original form, it became a modern temple with seven national treasures.

If you go up about 3km from Bulguksa Temple on the ridge, there is a famous Seokguram Hermitage where the main Buddha of the seated Buddha, known as the best masterpiece in the East, faces the East Sea. Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Hermitage became more internationally famous on December 6, 1995, when it was officially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Haeinsa Janggyeongpanjeon and Jongmyo Shrine.

Representative relics of Bulguksa Temple include Dabotap Pagoda, Seokgatap Pagoda, Yeonhwagyo Bridge, Cheongungyo Bridge, and Baegungyo Bridge. Passing through the entrance of Bulguksa Temple and entering the center, you will see two pagodas: Dabotap and Sakyamuni Pagoda.

Standing on either side, these two towers contrast very different architectural styles. Dabotap is an elaborate shape by gently cutting stones and shows an elegant and slightly colorful appearance.

On the other hand, the pagoda has a simple, honest, and simple appearance, and you can feel a certain belief in it. It is also an interesting sight that the two towers of this contrasting style face each other.

In addition, Bulguksa Temple has many buildings and sculptures that can show the beauty of traditional Korean temples, making it Korea's representative tourist attraction that many foreign tourists visit every year.

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