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318229
names
Seokguram Grotto
석굴암
Seokguram Seokgul
Stone Cave Hermitage
Sukgulam
coordinates
35.791600° N, 129.349000° E
main dates
750 constructed
styles/periods
categories
address
Tohamsan, Jinhyeon-dong 999
phone
054/746-9933

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Essays on Seokguram Grotto

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    October 7, 2011

    The Seokguram Grotto lies four kilometers east of Bulguksa Temple on Mt. Tohamsan, overlooking the Sea of Japan (East Sea) from a vantage point of 750 meters above sea level. The grotto is so important and fragile that visitors are allowed only a brief glimpse of the interior. Photography is prohibited. The architecture of the temple is similar to other rock-carved cave temples in China and India, with special resemblence to the Longmen Grottoes in China. One important difference is that the granite stone of these Korean hills is not conducive to carving. continue reading →

Bibliography of Seokguram Grotto

  1. Official Website of Seokguram Grotto. Web. Official website.

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Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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