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The past weekend I visited two temples for Buddha's birthday. One was well known and the other... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2015
NashvilleS
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Daegu, South Korea
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Beautiful visit

Because B.'s Birthday everything was so nice. The kids liked a lot,and they were very... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2015
Romesan
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

The past weekend I visited two temples for Buddha's birthday. One was well known and the other being Donghwasa...one was disappointing and the other was Donghwasa. This is a lovely little temple at the foot of Palgongsan. The temple is easily reached by taking the...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Because B.'s Birthday everything was so nice. The kids liked a lot,and they were very interesting! Billet price:5,000¥ for two adults and parking 2,000¥! Many restaurants down the road!and a good coffee inside the temple area!

1  Thank Romesan
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Definitely a must see in Daegu. Many walks around the mountains and spectacular architecture of temples... and a giant Buddha statue too!

2  Thank Hanbyeol
Reviewed 7 November 2014

This was my second visit to Donhwasa and I was fortunate to be able to do more exploring this time. I took the Express Bus 1 from near Dongdaegu station. The bus stop was a bit tricky to find. From the metro exit that says...More

8  Thank dragonflytw65
Reviewed 8 October 2014

I went there on summer, very hot all around the city. But when I reached the enrty of Dongwasa temple, I just felt so nice and cool. There is a water canal and so much big trees which prevents the heat of the sunlight, makes...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

Do wear your walking shoes, as there is quite a hike up to the temple. You can either hike up the path or climb what looks like hundreds of stairs! The 33 meter (>100 feet) tall Budda is breath-taking with the mountains in the background....More

2  Thank RRC1234
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Donghwasa is right near the end of the rapid 1 line so easily accessbile via public transportation. As with most things in South Korea, it requires walking and climbing steep stairs.You can walk up the steep hill to the lower temples and then further to...More

2  Thank mmezedd99
Reviewed 2 September 2014

On my second trip to Donghwasa I began to wonder up the trail behind the temple, following several of the faithful on their way up the mountain to visit the less populated temples along the trail toward the top. I was quickly joined by a...More

3  Thank phutton11
Reviewed 16 August 2014

A complex of Buddhist temples located in Daegu mountain area. This place is is spread over a large area which includes old and new temple constructions. I suggest getting an idea of the layout by a guide map (located there) to know the places to...More

2  Thank RanjanaPerera
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

I've been to Donghwasa a handful of times since August and every time I find something new and wonderful. In May it was the lateen festival. The area was filled with paper lanterns and displays. I love hiking the trails, visiting the temples and museum,...More

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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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