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Donghwasa

Dohak-dong,Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
053-982-0101
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Ranked #1 of 90 Attractions in Daegu
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Chennai (Madras), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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sydney
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

What an amazing temple. The lanterns were a great highlight. Easy to get to by No. 1 Red bus. Small walk up the hill but well worth the visit.

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Daegu, South Korea
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

As a new resident here in Daegu, thank you Tripadvisors for encouraging this newbie to visit this beautiful place on a recent lazy Sunday afternoon. And thank you for advice about how easy it is to get to Donghwasa. Take exit 3 from the Ayanggyo subway station, jump on the red Express # 1 bus, swipe the bus card, and,... More

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Perth, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This local temple is famous nationwide and I enjoyed walking around. The night sky views are gorgeous. you'll see numerous stars at night. I participated in their temple stay program for 2 nights 3 days. I personally don't want to recommend to foreginners. One of buddhist priests who engaged in the program to educate participants was a total jerk and... More

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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A pretty decent temple, as far as Korean temples go. Located at the bottom of Palgong Mountain, the jewel in Donghwasa's crown is the enormous stone buddha. While parts of the temple complex were first built in the year 493, the big stone buddha that most people come to see was only built in the early 1990s, I believe. For... More

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