Re: Help with amount of time needed for various Gyeongju sights
1) Depending on the time you arrive in Gyeongju, you can see it in a single long day. If you arrive after lunch time, you will need the following morning also. Since I'm assuming you will be there soon, the weather will be pleasant enough that you have a few options. I have some details on my page for the circular bus route that stops at almost all of your choice destinations. The others are within walking distance. Alternatively, outside of both the train and bus stations, there are bicycle rentals which you can pedal yourself around the entire town in a couple hours. The Bulgoksa temple is the furthest out of town, the bus is about ~20 minutes and the bike ride is ~40. The Grotto then requires either a ~45minute hike or a ~20 minute bus up the hill.
2) Sorry, I can't help you with the free KTO bus.
3) Even having my own car and driving to Andong/Hahoe, the full distance from Busan from 0600~1030 is not practical. Taking public transit, I honestly do not see you arriving before 1300pm. There are regularly scheduled buses between Andong center and Hahoe, requiring ~25minutes each way. Unless you want to visit a few more temples outside of the city, you will not need much time at all to visit Andong. Most of the city can be seen walking in the evening. Having been to Andong/Hahoe a few times, if you go straight to Hahoe (~1300pm) then return to walk Andong in the late afternoon/evening, you'll see all you want to. I have some more info on my pages.
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