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One of the best sites in the 'Gu

I've taken visitors to see this a few times. Be mindful of how to take the bus to get there. There... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2013
John T
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Daegu, South Korea
Peaceful & Serene

The temple is located on a hill and very easily approachable by the city tour bus. Its an oasis of... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2013
parvezsingh
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

I've taken visitors to see this a few times. Be mindful of how to take the bus to get there. There are a few reviews where you can find directions. It's in a gorgeous area outside of the city.

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Reviewed 7 May 2013

The temple is located on a hill and very easily approachable by the city tour bus. Its an oasis of peace and piousness. One can feel the calm penetrating into soul. Pine trees growing in & around the temple make it all the more charming....More

3  Thank parvezsingh
Reviewed 29 March 2013

First of all, don't take a taxi! It costs $25 or so from the city. Take the Red bus for $1.70 (1800 won) The temples are amazing! Not to mention the budda. Although it is only 21 years old it was extremely awesome to see...More

4  Thank navmoxon26
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Spend the whole day walking and hiking around and to the temple and enjoy stops by the river. Don't miss one of the largest Buddha Statues in Asia that is said to hold two bones from Buddha himself.

1  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 22 November 2012

The ancient temples and amazing Buddha were fantastic. It is very easy to get here from Daegu on the #1 bus. I highly recommend visiting this site.

2  Thank cruisefan
Reviewed 24 September 2012

During my first weekend in Daegu, I was brought here by my best friend, whom I was visiting. The sheer size of the temple, Buddha, and beauty of the compound was breathtaking. I was there in the spring, and on the bus ride to the...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2011

Donghwasa Temple is easily gotten to by taking the RapidBus #2 from the Ayanggyo station (2 stops east of DongDaegu station) to almost the end of the line (next to last stop.. it will say "Donghwasa" and is at the top of the hill). First...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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