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Address: Dohak-dong,Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Phone Number: 053-982-0101
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Nice, easy accessible temple and a bit of history dig

Take bus N1 straight to the temple from Daegu city centre, it takes around 1 hour, last stop is temple. There are great hiking courses around. Cable car to the top of mount and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Take bus N1 straight to the temple from Daegu city centre, it takes around 1 hour, last stop is temple. There are great hiking courses around. Cable car to the top of mount and easy wlks there. Winter can be very windy. Summer is pleasant. Old temple is not huge, but pleasant. Generally there are not many ppl there. New... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This area is covered on the Daegu City Bus Tour as well (www.daegucitytour.com). Beautiful temple and we actually had free vegetarian lunch there, korean style of course. They have really good coffee inside the temple and i absolutely love their latte. The place is pretty chilly even on a hot summer day. The grounds were very quite and peaceful and... More 

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Halong Bay, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very quite and peaceful place. I loved the nature surrounding very much. They have very nice walk along the area.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Even if the buddha is 20 years old it is so cool. Go malke a wish? The grounds are beautiful and there are several temples. Give yourself a couple of hours.

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Daegu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This beautiful temple is close to Daegu in a beautiful provincial park. It's a great way to spend a day outside the city. The complex has both the Donghwasa temple and the meditation center. An interesting place to learn a bit about Buddhism.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A great temple with a really 33 meter tall Buddha! The view of the Buddha was obstructed by lights that they had set up so it was hard to take a clear photo from certain angles. The gift shop is worth a like and the mountainous surroundings are beautiful!

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We spent the better part of the day in the park near the temple and toured Donghwasa after having lunch in a restaurant nearby. Services were going on in the main temple so we didn't go in but sat in the outdoor temple for a bit and enjoyed the peace. The whole area is well maintained and quiet, despite the... More 

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Daegu, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Donghwasa is a lovely temple near Palgongsan and has some great views and excellent nature hikes. Sometimes there are exhibits in some of the buildings. It is possible to do a temple stay here. It is only an hour from DongDaegu Station on bus #1.

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South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Good things: Very cool, a huge buddha status, spectacular view, awesome architecture, long beautiful history Bad things: Might be too cold, but it's ok for me.

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Daegu, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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 Express 1 bus, get off at the second to last stop. With two areas that... More 

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Address: Dohak-dong,Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Phone Number: 053-982-0101
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Daegu

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