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Address: Dohak-dong,Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Phone Number: 053-982-0101
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Freezing and beautiful

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

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

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 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 Express bus, go right around the corner as if going to the train station. Rather... More 

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Daegu, South Korea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 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 the place very comfortable. They have Temple stay program also. You have to walk some... More 

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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. Take your time, relax and enjoy the serenity.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 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 the Buddha and other sites. Because of the camping and hiking related to Mt Palgong,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 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 young Buddhist monk who asked if I spoke English. Since it is the only language... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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 see. Otherwise you will easily miss some of the places. You have to walks some... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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, and riding the cable car. Easily accessed by bus (the rapid 1 drops visitors off... More 

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Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We visited this temple on Buddha's birthday and it really had a festival atmosphere about it that we enjoyed. You could craft a lotus lantern out of Dixie cups and silk petals and there were large lanterns around for viewing. We rode the bus from Daegu and it is a steady uphill climb to reach the temple. If you have... More 

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Daegu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Donghwasa is a Shilla Dynasty temple with a long history established in 493 AD. Highly recommend seeing this Temple if your in Daegu.

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