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Address: Dohak-dong,Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
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So Beautiful

Buddhist temple talked away in the mountains of Daegu ^^. 😀 if you're looking to go outside the city and get out this is a great place to explore get in nature there's a... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2016
Prinster A
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Suwon, South Korea
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Suwon, South Korea
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377 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Buddhist temple talked away in the mountains of Daegu ^^. 😀 if you're looking to go outside the city and get out this is a great place to explore get in nature there's a beautiful stream there's a Giant Buddha temple that is almost 20 meters tall and it's not really crowded so you can get good pictures highly recommended... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful temple in the Palgong mountain area. Go in the spring for cherry blossom or lanterns around Buddha's birthday. Just stunning for a local Daegu area temple.

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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Lots of hills. Good for the buns. Really scenic. It was packed on Sunday morning. The structures are amazing. Wanting to go back at night during cherry blossom season.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

I had been there to this place twice and I must say I was mesmerized with the kind of peace of mind I had when visiting this place.I wish I could give one more visit to this place in future.One can get a public transport also available to this place which adds to tourists' convenience.

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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit . It's also a Templestay. My husband and I took a taxi from Camp Walker it was also 30,000 Wons one way however you can take the bus (we found out at the temple) very nice employees helps us get a taxi back. Hours are from 9:00 to 1800 bus do run take # 1, 2,3,4... More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Amazing way to experience the local culture! I was lucky to be in the group with many locals who could speak English and we're kind enough to translate, and make sure I was included and engaged in every activity; even the ones who could not speak English made an effort to guide me (I was the only foreigner in the... More 

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2 Thank Michelle B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Very nice and the sculpture and temple is impressive! I recommend to hike Mt.Palgonsan first which is very near the temple an see the beauty of nature.

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1 Thank Niña G
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Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

The temple experience was great. We went on a cloudy day and still had a fantastic time. But the highlight of the trip was the restaurant at the bottom of the hill. I'm really sorry that I can't remember the name of it but it is at the bottom, a coffee shop at the bottom and the restaurant is on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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300 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

This is a large temple complex, has one of the biggest buddha statues in the world here plus a few other areas to explore. Really pretty temples and nice vibe.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the templestay program for 1 night. I would not recommend this for foreigners who don't speak korean, there are many talks and activities in korean that no body cares to translate. We felt very left out and even ignored at times... The experience is good anyways, but do not come here with expectations on learning about buddhism.

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