Night Temple Experience at Bulkuksa Temple in Gyeongju

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Looking for an easy & unique temple experience?

You can make beautiful memories with your precious family in Gyeongju, a city with a thousand-year history.
Feel the romance of Gyeongju with a night tour of Bulguksa Temple, which special open to public giving you the opportunity to know better the Korean Buddhism.

Short Information

Availability
Everyday
Duration
03:00 PM ~ next day 11:00 AM
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Tour type
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Language
English
Minimum pax
1
Booking due
15 days
Meeting location
Bulkuksa Family Hotel Lobby
Included
- Transportation (from the Hotel)
- 1 Dinner / 1 Breakfast
- 1nigth overstay (max 4pax per room)
- Nigth Tour & Temple experience at Bulkuksa Temple

Overview

A different Way to Explore Gyeongju
  • Visit Gyeongju, where Buddhism was first introduced in 372 CE
  • Exclusive access to the Bulkuksa Temple at night
  • 4hrs temple experience, find yourself through meditation
  • Comfortable overnight at a local stay (no need to overnight in the temple)
Bulkuksa Temple in Gyeongju

Bulguksa Temple is a representative relic of Buddhist culture from the Silla kingdom. The temple was built in 528 BC during the 15th year of King Beop-heung’s reign (514-540) to wish for peace and prosperity for all. The temple now holds seven national treasures, a number of additional important heritages, and was designated a World Cultural Heritage Site along with the nearby Seokguram Grotto by UNESCO in December 1995.

Manhyujeong is one of Gyeongsangbuk-do Cultural Heritage Material No. 173. A well-known travel destination where many locals and many photographers visit. Most importantly the filming location of popular Korean Drama Mr. Sunshine!

The temple Experience?

Templestay is an experiential program in Korean Buddhism initiated by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. During its 1,700 years of history, Korean Buddhism has preserved and passed down Ganhwa Seon practice, a kind of Seon (Zen) meditation. Every year during the retreat seasons of summer and winter, about 2,500 monastics enter a 100-day meditation retreat in one of the 100 temples nationwide. This is a unique Korean tradition in the sphere of Mahayana Buddhism.

This tradition has influenced the architectural layout of temples and monastic life over the years, and one can attain inner calm and peace of mind and body at any of these temples. 

If you visit Korea you shouldn’t miss such an opportunity!


How to get to Gyeongju

  • KTX = Seoul (Seoul Station) → Singyeongju Statio
  •            Check the KTX Schedule & Tickets → KTX
  • SRT = Seoul (Suseo Station) → Singyeongju Station
  •            Check the SRT Schedule & Tickets → SRT

Price

Price What is included

Nigth Temple Tour on Bulkuksa

Weekday (Sun, Thu)

per person

US$90.00 US$75.00


 

Weekend (Fri, Sat)

US$120.00 US$95.00

  • Transportation (from the Hotel)
  • 1 Dinner (temple) & 1 Breakfast (hotel) per person
  • 1nigth overstay at Bulkuksa Family Hotel (1DBL or 1Family Room)
  • Nigth Tour & Temple experience at Bulkuksa Temple

What is not Included

  • Transportation to Bulkuksa Family Hotel & vice-versa
  • Travel insurance
  • Other personal expenses

Itinerary

Schedule Itinerary

  DAY 1
03:00 pm

Check-in at Bulkuksa Family Hotel 

  • Activities are offered in the Hotel (Hanbok rental, craft lesson ect.)
04:00 am

Transfer to Bulkuksa Temple & Change with clothes 

 

05:30 pm

Temple Meal

*Note that there will be no meat in the menu.

06:30 pm ~ 08:50 pm

Night temple experience

  • Drum Beating
  • Evening Prayer
  • Tapgol Meditation walk
  • Night view
09:00 pm

Transfer to Hotel & Overstay

  • Bell Sound Meditation Session
  • Evening Prayer
 

DAY 2

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Enjoy your breakfast 

~11:00 am

Check-out

13:00 pm End of tour
*NOTE*
  • A uniform ( a vest& pants)is provided during the stay.
  • What to bring: toiletries, towel, a personal water bottle, loose clothes for sleep, an extra t-shirt, sneakers, and socks. Remember that a sleeveless shirt or flip-flops are not recommended.
  • Times may vary depending on traffic and local conditions.

Want to learn about the history of Gyeongju? 

Check out our Gyeongju 1 Day Tour or 2 Days Tour! 

Map

Recommended spots in Gyeongju  to visit by KoreaTravelEasy:

  • Bulkuksa Temple
  • Daereungwon Tomb Complex
  • Cheomseongdae Observatory
Click the location marker () below for the direction on the google map

Pickup/Meeting Location

Meeting Location 

*Please select one of the meeting locations. 

Bulkuksa Family Hotel - Lobby

The guide will meet you in the Hotel lobby

Address: 경북 경주시 영불로 248

                 EN 248 Yeongbul-ro, Jinhyeon-dong, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do

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Reminders

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes ahead of the tour. 
  • The tour will not wait for those who are late or do not show up. 
  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances on the tour date. 
  • Participants under 15 should be accompanied by a parent or an adult guardian. 
  • This tour is free for infants under 3 years old (36 months). *Please inform us if you will be bringing an infant during the trip. 

Cancellation Policy

  • 10 business days (by 5 pm) before tour date: 50% refund
  • 9 business days (by 5 pm) before tour date: no refund

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Night Temple Experience at Bulkuksa Temple in Gyeongju

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  1. Ke*** N***     

    It was so interesting to explore a different part of Korea. I learned a lot of the culture and history of the Korean Buddhist temples, and coming from a totally different culture and country, I had never imagined I could have the opportunity to even meditate in the same room of the Monks in these temples.
    There are so many interesting activities to do, and you even get to meet amazing people too!

  2. Ma*** C***   Trinidad and Tobago 

    The best way to understand someone else’s culture is simply to experience it yourself! That’s exactly what this tour offers. Quiet time to meditate, learn about Buddhist practices (with English translators available) while also engaging in craft or jewelery making.

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