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The tour was in Korean so we didn't understand a thing but we walked around by ourselves. It was... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
Jessie P
Dongkuk Temple in Kunsan

This is a japnese-style buddhist temple which was built in the japanese-ruled era. This is located... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2016
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“Japanese style Buddhist temple in Korea”
Mar 7, 2017
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16, Dongguksa-gil, Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and historic site. It was built in Japanese imperial period. Now a korean monk manages the temple.

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Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Nice Buddhist Temple in the city. They are rebuilding a lot of it. Several people walking around. Nice statue all dressed up. Went inside seen the budda and drum. Makes for some good pictures.

Thank Bob D
Reviewed June 27, 2016

The tour was in Korean so we didn't understand a thing but we walked around by ourselves. It was relaxing a peaceful.

Thank Jessie P
Reviewed February 12, 2016

This is a japnese-style buddhist temple which was built in the japanese-ruled era. This is located near the japanese-style house village.

Thank Pan-Bong H
Reviewed December 8, 2015

Small, but very beautiful Japanese-style Buddhist temple, apparently the last one of its kind in Korea still operating as a Buddhist temple. For me, the most beautiful aspect of it was the backdrop of magnificent old-growth bamboo, which is also rare in Korea.

Thank David G
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Dongguksa is the only surviving Japanese style temple in Korea. It is rather small, but pretty enough. If you plan to visit, an hour is more than sufficient. Overall, I was a little underwhelmed... but I can appreciate the significance of the temple.

Thank Cassie831
Reviewed January 20, 2014

The temple built during the time of Japanese colonization of Korea gives a good example of how religion was used to aid the imperialism against ordinary people and makes one wonder whether and how peace between the two countries can be made. It is absolutely...More

1  Thank fscholar
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Gunsan is the location of some of the best-preserved Japanese colonial architecture in Korea. For much of Post-WWII Korea, Japanese buildings have been routinely demolished, often with fanfare. It is perhaps understandable considering the brutal Japanese rule Korea suffered under for 35 years. Suprisingly, Dongguksa...More

2  Thank kjmagnuson
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