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Quiet and peaceful

Entrance is 2500won per pax. It is about 20-30m walk up but the surroundings made it worthwhile... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
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Peaceful and serene

Temple is not big but there's a big Buddha nearby, quite a distance to reach as it is in the... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Entrance is 2500won per pax. It is about 20-30m walk up but the surroundings made it worthwhile. Note that you can skip the stairs but walking further to take the car route

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Temple is not big but there's a big Buddha nearby, quite a distance to reach as it is in the mountains.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank khimiko
Reviewed February 27, 2018

It started to tip it down with rain as I got to Donghawasa and I suspect I'd have spent longer there if it had been dry! However it's a beautiful temple and the enormous statue is very impressive. I especially liked the lovely paintings on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Joanne H
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

We visited the temple on a misty Monday. The mist and fog added to the mystery and beauty of this place. It also made it virtually deserted. Being a Monday, several parts of the temple were closed. The museum, the temple food area, and most...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views, ample parking, and a lot to see. My children are 10&13 and enjoyed seeing a traditional temple. We visited, same time, last year. Toilet facilities are out houses or "squatty potties". Bring soap, bathrooms were not equipped:(

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Tara W
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We visited a couple of temples and my daughter (who lived in Daegu for a year) visited a number of temples. This was a definite favorite. If you only have time to tour one temple, go to Donghwasa.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

We visited several temples during our visit to Daegu however this was the largest and relaxing for two adults and a toddler.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank BobGolfDebBagpipes
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

I have visited many temples in Korea but I thought donghwasa was really good. it's slightly far away from the city centre but was worth the visit. would love to try the temple stay next time!

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank alow15
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Rare to find ancient buildings in Daegu that survived the various wars. Donghwasa is a fabulous area of living temples ( some ancient, some reconstructed) and a giant Buddha all set on the edge of the mountains but within easy reach of Daegu on the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

If you're looking for a nice little day trip to get out of congested Daegu then this spot definitely will scratch your itch! Very beautiful mountain scenery and lots of food and drink options just outside the gate. The giant Buddha is breathtaking and the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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May 13, 2017|
Response from fire7723 |
It takes only 1 hour from Gunwi. If you looking for an accommodation near Donghwasa, also there's a beautiful hotel near the temple which name is Hotel Emillia they provide suitable room and dining with reasonable price.
August 12, 2016|
Response from fire7723 |
You can board the cable car near Donghwasa Temple's entrance. You can see it if you go up the hills by car with 5 minutes.
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Daegu, South Korea (1 Replies)
Hello, My friends and I will be travelling to South Korea next year and first on our list is to visit Daegu. We will be staying in Daegu for one day and plan to visit the following tourist spots: Ayang Gichatgil (Ayang Railrod Bridge) Kim Kwang-suk Road (Kim Kwang-suk Mural Street) DONGHWASA TEMPLE Banwoldang E-World 83 Tower Seomun Market Palgongsan Cable Car Suseong Lake Can you please give us an idea which place we should go first, what's next and so on and so forth, for...More
November 12, 2018|
Response fromMichael H|
This may sound strange, BUT check the Daegu Facebook Group for foreigners. I have only been to the downtown area and my guess is that most here aren't either haha. Someone in the Daegu area will know exactly the best way to get around, what's grouped together.
One Day in Daegu (3 Replies)
Hi I will be spending one day in Daegu in March and wondering what is the 'must-see' in Daegu. My current plan is to visit Donghwasa Temple by taking city bus 105 or 131. After visiting the temple, to go to the downtown area like Yasi Golmok Street or Daehyun Primall for some shopping. Or are there other more interesting sights in Daegu which can be done in one day? Hope to get your suggestions. Thanks!
February 28, 2012|
Response fromethelman2|
Why are you going to Daegu? It seems an unlikely place to journey to, so presumably you have a reason to be there? (Nothing wrong with it, but just unusual)