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Address: Dohak-dong,Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Phone Number: 053-982-0101
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Donghwasa Temple

Great place to visit . It's also a Templestay. My husband and I took a taxi from Camp Walker it was also 30,000 Wons one way however you can take the bus (we found out at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Xochie B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit . It's also a Templestay. My husband and I took a taxi from Camp Walker it was also 30,000 Wons one way however you can take the bus (we found out at the temple) very nice employees helps us get a taxi back. Hours are from 9:00 to 1800 bus do run take # 1, 2,3,4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Amazing way to experience the local culture! I was lucky to be in the group with many locals who could speak English and we're kind enough to translate, and make sure I was included and engaged in every activity; even the ones who could not speak English made an effort to guide me (I was the only foreigner in the... More 

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Thank Michelle B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Very nice and the sculpture and temple is impressive! I recommend to hike Mt.Palgonsan first which is very near the temple an see the beauty of nature.

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Thank Niña G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The temple experience was great. We went on a cloudy day and still had a fantastic time. But the highlight of the trip was the restaurant at the bottom of the hill. I'm really sorry that I can't remember the name of it but it is at the bottom, a coffee shop at the bottom and the restaurant is on... More 

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Thank David Y
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a large temple complex, has one of the biggest buddha statues in the world here plus a few other areas to explore. Really pretty temples and nice vibe.

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Thank LukeytaO
Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the templestay program for 1 night. I would not recommend this for foreigners who don't speak korean, there are many talks and activities in korean that no body cares to translate. We felt very left out and even ignored at times... The experience is good anyways, but do not come here with expectations on learning about buddhism.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We stayed two days and one night and experienced temple life. Painting, meditating and tea ceremony. Staff were brilliant and so welcoming. The accommodation was extremely clean and food bountiful. It's the best we eaten in this trip

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

I have been several Temples in Korea and I think this one is not the best. Statue is big but not biggest. Only it seems that some part of this temple really reserved and very old. If you have free time it is worthy to visit but skipping visiting is not disaster ))

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Thank Hayk K
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I visited this amazing place in mid April. I was amazed by the beauty of the surrounding mountains and beautiful forest. It is not just beautiful but it is a mix of modern and old shrine architecture. I had the opportunity of watching and listening to a monk playing the huge drum behind the main temple. What an Experience!!! If... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

If you want to see a really really rich Korean style temple this is the place. The mountains and surrounding of the temple is amazing. Green and refreshing with creeks and gardens. This would probably the temple with most money I guess. Even our ex president Lee myung bak donated generous amount of money(he is well known Christian) You will... More 

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