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Beautiful place

We visited here in October with my parents and 6 year old son. It was a lovely place to visit. The... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Domi2205
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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
Giant Buddha and chanting prays

Beautiful place. Giant Buddha is a sight to behold and the calming chants of monks rhythmic prays... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
LeanneP291
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

We visited here in October with my parents and 6 year old son. It was a lovely place to visit. The Buddha itself was worth the visit. We ended up being shown around by a monk who was very generous with his time and his...More

2  Thank Domi2205
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Beautiful place. Giant Buddha is a sight to behold and the calming chants of monks rhythmic prays is unmissable. I feel very honoured to have witnessed it. Can't wait to show this off to friends and family.

3  Thank LeanneP291
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We took a taxi to this location and took the red bus back to Daegu. Ask the bus driver with a printscreen in Koran, where to stop. We stopped to early, but had a tremendous adventure of finding our way back by train to Daegu...More

1  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Many of the temples we have viewed in South Korea have been very similar in design so I try to look for things that set them apart from the others. This one had a few features we really liked. For starters the gate you drive...More

1  Thank fireysunrise
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Bus 401 takes you from most locations within Daegu to this place, and the bus even stops at Gatbawi. The temple itself is worth visiting, it occupies a huge area, and the standing Buddha statue itself is a short distance away from the main temple

1  Thank SeanHongYewZin
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

It was gorgeous. Not a great place for strollers. Peaceful and pretty. We would like to go again when it's not so horribly hot.

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Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you go up Palgonsan (one of the two mountains in Daegu) by either hiking or cable car, you can end up in this temple if you take the main road while going down. It is a nice peaceful and quite big temple, though it...More

2  Thank Daan M
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...More

Thank Prinster A
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.

1  Thank Esquiline
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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Bullet K
14 May 2017|
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Response from fire7723 |
It takes only 1 hour from Gunwi. If you looking for an accommodation near Donghwasa, also there's a beautiful hotel near the temple which name is Hotel Emillia they provide suitable room and dining with reasonable price.
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SandyAmanda
12 August 2016|
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Response from fire7723 |
You can board the cable car near Donghwasa Temple's entrance. You can see it if you go up the hills by car with 5 minutes.
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SandyAmanda
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Response from fireysunrise | Reviewed this property |
I'm not really sure about tours at the temple. The Daegu City bus tour does a circuit to the temple and costs only 5000 won. Their tour is only in Korean but the brochure and bus stops have English too.
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