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“Nice Temple with a Giant Buddha Statue”
Review of Donghwasa

Donghwasa
Ranked #2 of 122 things to do in Daegu
Certificate of Excellence
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 through to get to the parking lot is huge with 4 large guardians posted. The temple itself has dragons lining all of the staircases and there are a few large stone lanterns.
The real highlight is the giant Buddha statue. You have to go through the small gate house, down some stairs and over a bridge to get to it. Follow the path and climb the temple stairs and you will arrive in a courtyard full of stone pagodas, statues, and the Buddha.

1  Thank fireysunrise
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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
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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.

Thank AdventureMoose
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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 is not the most beautiful one in Korea.

2  Thank Daan M
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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 go when it's cooler like in spring time or in full so it's not as hot.

Thank Prinster A
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