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Seokguram Grotto, South Korea
Seokguram Grotto, South Korea
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The Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple are a World Heritage Site of South Korea. The Buddhist complex that contains the grotto and temple are located on the slopes of Mount T'oham.

Seokguram Grotto is famous for its monumental statue of the seated Buddha in the bhumisparsha mudra position. It is surrounded by sculptures of gods, bodhisattvas and disciples, and is considered a masterpiece of Far Eastern Buddhist art. The Bulguksa Temple is also renowned for its great importance in terms of art and architecture.

Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple were inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 19th session of the World Heritage Committee in Berlin, Germany, 4 - 9 December, 1995.


Bulguksa Temple, South Korea
Bulguksa Temple, South Korea
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authorshipJohannes Barre
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N35 46 60 E129 20 60
Inscription Year: 1995
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, IV


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