The Bulguksa temple complex south of Gyeongju is the best example of Silla architecture and style in all of South Korea. The traditional carpentry and detailed painting has been preserved very well  and the gardens on the grounds are spectacular.


Pair your visit to Bulguksa with a visit to nearby Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond. These two sites make Gyeongju a perfect day trip destination from Seoul via KTX or a good stop on the way to Busan.