The view from the top of the mountain temple where one of the largest stone sculpture of Buddha remains is spectaculous!
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Entrance to any Buddhist temple, there are four statue of the keepers of underworld. They warn us, before we enter, not to live a life of bad deeds.
|Inside a rich temple|
The Buddha is carved on the naturally formed stone mountain. It is steep area, but the climb is worthwhile...
|Golgulsa (Stone Buddha Temple)|
Bulguksa is considered one of the most beautiful Buddhist temple and its two beautiful Pagodas are the prizes of the temple. There is a sad story behind them.
The story goes...an artist was called to build the second pagoda after the first one. He went, promising her that when the pagoda is finished, she will see him where the shadow of pagoda touches. When the construction was over, she went to meet him at the shadow, but he was no where in sight.
Fearing his death, she killed herself by jumping into the pond. He came later, after being detained by the commissioner. Knowing his wife's fate, he also killed himself.
|Two beautiful pagodas in Bulguksa|
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The Kings and Queens of Shilla dynasty was buries inside a huge mound of earth, almost like the pharaohs of Egypt. Many beautiful artifacts were found when these tombs were
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