Seokguram Grotto Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea c. 750
An 8th-century Buddhist cave temple in the hills above Bulguksa, this is the only structure surviving fully intact from the Silla era.
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- Go Historic ID
- Seokguram Grotto석굴암Seokguram SeokgulStone Cave HermitageSukgulam
- 35.791600° N, 129.349000° E
- main dates
- 750 constructed
- Tohamsan, Jinhyeon-dong 999
Overviewby 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 →
- Official Website of Seokguram Grotto. Web. Official website.