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jajavalB
Lampang, Thailand2,756 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
This temple complex locates in palgongsan national park , it’s coming of winter with changing foliages and some trees are now leafless. It’s very cold even in the afternoon. First go to the main hall with the sculpture of phoenix bird and its three stone eggs which visitors coming to make a wish. Walk down to the newly built big stone bhudda statue , there are two big twin pagodas . It closes at 5pm in winter time.
Written December 14, 2022
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無名
World8,170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
...and I didn't get it. Maybe I just wasn't in the spiritual zone like I usually am when I visit Pord Buddha and places like this ancient temple. Prior, I had gone to the Samsung Service Center trying to get my Galaxy S21 fixed. That's not gonna happen any time soon. So... Donghwasa is big and beautiful, and I walked all over the place. I couldn't - I wouldn't - I didn't meditate. Why? I guess I wanted to keep stressing about the S21. I also felt out of place here, and I don't know why. Usually when I'm at a temple, I feel connected and maybe I daresay: at home. Anyway... Did you read the last guy's review? It's kind of incoherent but maybe that has something to do with translation. I'll give it to him, he did quote a poem. I'm both awed and jealous over it. So what else? I guess all I'll say is that there is a small neighborhood temple near Busan I visited recently that has a white albino turtle living under an altar. I'm thinking I would rather be there than here. Wait, I beg your indulgence: one more thing. That last review I was talking about was written about 3 years ago. Nobody has written a review here on one of South Korea's marquee temple for 3 years. What does that say about TripAdvisor?
Written October 20, 2022
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김용수
Goyang, South Korea21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
I'd like to introduce the Donghwasah Buddhist Temple instead of the Gyesahn Catholic Church in Daegu because people who read my review from Occidental countries know more things about Christianity than me and tend to be uninterested in relics related to Christianity rather than Buddhism. Especially I'd like to introduce a poem about the Donghwasah which was composed in Chinese character. I already translated and published it on my small book, Stars Definitely Exist Even In The Daytime. This poem was composed by the writer and Confucian, Suh Geo-jeong in early Chosun Dynasty. The title of the poem is Visiting a Buddhist monk in Donghwasah of which the meaning was derived from the paulownia tree of which the flower flourishes even in winter.

The walk searching a stone road and looking for the temple step by step.
Wearing blue stockings and white socks and walking with a black rattan stick.
How is it if I don't know interesting amusement?
Interesting amusement exists in not Buddhist family but a green mountain.
Written November 30, 2019
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LiketoeatCincinnati
Cincinnati, OH2,527 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Donghwa temple is located the Palgong mountain. It's a class & historic temple in Daegu. If you visit in autumn, you can watch the fabulous view with changed colors leaves.
Written November 28, 2019
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Rogério - 60+ countries visited
Klaipeda, Lithuania863 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is a city stop for the KTX train, a large city that perhaps it is good to give a stop over and explore around
Written September 29, 2019
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jessie_Seo091
Singapore, Singapore75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Ive been there with my family.
It was the first time visit there and many forigners there too. It’s pleaceful temple in Daegu. You can stroll there for a while.
And can see the big buddha statue.
If you visit there first, you can get some discount when you take a Palgong Mountain cable car.
Written July 11, 2019
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PhilPBronx
Bronx, NY28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Visited Donghwasa while staying in Daegu. The grounds are located about 30 minutes (19 stops) from the Donghdaegu station via the red 1 bus, which is located in a bus stop on the street behind the station (can be tricky to find as it's not in the station itself). Once you get to the grounds, it is a bit of a hike uphill to the temples but well worth it. There are a few different temples but also make sure you get to the giant Buddha statue which is a 10 minute walk in the opposite direction from the main temples. That is worth the visit by itself. I highly recommend a visit to this place.
Written July 5, 2019
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Steven R
Rye, Australia1,306 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
There are many temples and the Largest Medicinal Budda in the world.Very large area to walk around.Close to Palgongsan Cable Car.
Written April 4, 2019
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XUANLIN
Singapore, Singapore543 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
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
Written November 8, 2018
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khimiko
Singapore114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Temple is not big but there's a big Buddha nearby, quite a distance to reach as it is in the mountains.
Written August 7, 2018
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