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Golgulsa Temple

101-5, Girim-ro, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38120, South Korea
+82 54-744-1689
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Very Beautiful Temple with a Great Buddhist Program

I really enjoyed my stay here. Most people only stayed a day and a half but I stayed longer to... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
TerryWanderingNinja
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Toronto, Canada
An enspiring experience!

It's a wonderful experience, especially if you have some knowledge in Buddhism. The daily program... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Ursula B
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Holzkirchen, Germany
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101-5, Girim-ro, Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38120, South Korea
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

I really enjoyed my stay here. Most people only stayed a day and a half but I stayed longer to really get a feel for temple life. The monks, Sunmondo (meditation martial arts) trainers and staff were all very pleasant and focused in their duties....More

1  Thank TerryWanderingNinja
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

It's a wonderful experience, especially if you have some knowledge in Buddhism. The daily program includes sitting and walking meditation, Yoga, Sunmudo training, morning and evening chanting services. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are vegetarian and very frugal. Rooms are, apart from futon and bedding, bare,...More

3  Thank Ursula B
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 2days/ 1 night and would have extended if we had the time. The good - among the visitors are a lot of Koreans and you will get to know that many of them want to connect to budism closer than just visiting...More

3  Thank Susanne W
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the temple for 4 nights. My motivation was to experience the life of the temple fully (getting up at 4, eating vegetarian Korean food, train sunmudo, practice archery, meditate etc.) I did not bring in any snacks, used my phone rarely and...More

2  Thank Lyra2017
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This experience is quite unique, and I would recommend a Temple stay here after doing a fair amount of research in advance of selecting the location. Be prepared to be pushed with the 4am wake up and martial arts training--much of it put me outside...More

3  Thank Heathwake
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend temple stay at Golgulsa. Moon, the coordinator is extraordinarily sweet, friendly and helpful. There is a schedule of activities and I would suggest getting there in the early afternoon so you can partake in them all. The tea ceremony with...More

2  Thank Evian_10
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Did a one day temple stay here and really enjoyed it. I had not originally planned to stay here, I was visiting to watch the Sunmudo performance but after seeing the signs and speaking to the extremely helpful and informative Luna I decided to stay....More

3  Thank John S
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with two friends for chuseok. It was great fun; wonderful grounds, really interesting explanation of Buddhist practices, meditation and of course sunmudo (martial art) instruction. Would recommend!

2  Thank Alex N
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Did a 2 nights stay and thoroughly enjoyed it. For someone who does minimal amount of exercise, this is just the thing for me. Yes i had to take extra time to climb the slope but the ambience and climate is simply wonderful in the...More

2  Thank TLPatsy
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

If you can climb rocks and steep hills this is perfect for you. You can even see a martial arts demo by the residing monks. Very impressive. Lots of history.

3  Thank Ladybug322
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