Eastern sacred "Breathing" Mountain
Host to Bulguk-sa, Seokgul-am, Girim-sa and more
|Toham-san's Bulguk-sa, one of Korea's top-20 temples, seen from the sky
|the world-famous Seokgul-am grotto-temple complex, seen from the sky
|beautiful sunrise photo of Munmu-daewang-neung by Jason Teale
that bridge is new...
|The gigantic but lonely twin-pair of pagodas [ssang-tap] of Gam-eun-saji.
This was once a grand temple overlooking the Munmu-daewng-neung, huge and active from around 700
CE until the early 1200s (when the Mongols sacked and burned it), but now these towers are all that
remain -- the largest extant Shilla pagodas. Many relics found here are in the Gyeongju National Museum.