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Donghwasa

Dohak-dong,Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
+82 53-982-0101
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Donghwasa Temple

Great place to visit . It's also a Templestay. My husband and I took a taxi from Camp Walker it was... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2016
Xochie B
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Amazing New Year's Eve Temple stay

Amazing way to experience the local culture! I was lucky to be in the group with many locals who... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2016
Michelle B
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“temple stay” (7 reviews)
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Dohak-dong,Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
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+82 53-982-0101
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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...More

1  Thank Xochie B
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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...More

2  Thank Michelle B
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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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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...More

1  Thank David Y
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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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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...More

3  Thank aewi
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

We stayed two days and one night and experienced temple life. Painting, meditating and tea ceremony. Staff were brilliant and so welcoming. The accommodation was extremely clean and food bountiful. It's the best we eaten in this trip

Thank 301sharon57
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Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

I have been several Temples in Korea and I think this one is not the best. Statue is big but not biggest. Only it seems that some part of this temple really reserved and very old. If you have free time it is worthy to...More

Thank Hayk K
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

I visited this amazing place in mid April. I was amazed by the beauty of the surrounding mountains and beautiful forest. It is not just beautiful but it is a mix of modern and old shrine architecture. I had the opportunity of watching and listening...More

Thank M T
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

If you want to see a really really rich Korean style temple this is the place. The mountains and surrounding of the temple is amazing. Green and refreshing with creeks and gardens. This would probably the temple with most money I guess. Even our ex...More

1  Thank Tripmomo
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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
12 August 2016|
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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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