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Dohak-dong,Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
+82 53-982-0101
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Picturesque and serene!

We visited several temples during our visit to Daegu however this was the largest and relaxing for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
nice zen temple

I have visited many temples in Korea but I thought donghwasa was really good. it's slightly far... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Yue Wen L
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Dohak-dong,Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
+82 53-982-0101
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank BobGolfDebScuba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Yue Wen L
Reviewed 9 April 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

Thank hilaryb53317
Reviewed 2 April 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

Thank AllThatAsia
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The temple itself is quite stunning, with interesting architecture and a peaceful atmosphere you'd find at any other temple. But Donghwa Temple also has a small-ish museum of Buddhist history and culture which I like, along with a "Big Buddha" statue. If you come in...More

2  Thank James P
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We visited here in October with my parents and 6 year old son. It was a lovely place to visit. The Buddha itself was worth the visit. We ended up being shown around by a monk who was very generous with his time and his...More

1  Thank Domi2205
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Beautiful place. Giant Buddha is a sight to behold and the calming chants of monks rhythmic prays is unmissable. I feel very honoured to have witnessed it. Can't wait to show this off to friends and family.

1  Thank Leanne P
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We took a taxi to this location and took the red bus back to Daegu. Ask the bus driver with a printscreen in Koran, where to stop. We stopped to early, but had a tremendous adventure of finding our way back by train to Daegu...More

1  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Many of the temples we have viewed in South Korea have been very similar in design so I try to look for things that set them apart from the others. This one had a few features we really liked. For starters the gate you drive...More

1  Thank fireysunrise
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Bus 401 takes you from most locations within Daegu to this place, and the bus even stops at Gatbawi. The temple itself is worth visiting, it occupies a huge area, and the standing Buddha statue itself is a short distance away from the main temple

1  Thank SeanHongYewZin
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Bullet K
how far from Gunwi?
14 May 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.
Where do you board the cable car?
12 August 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.
Are there english yours, busses that go here?
12 August 2016|
Response from fireysunrise | Reviewed this property |
I'm not really sure about tours at the temple. The Daegu City bus tour does a circuit to the temple and costs only 5000 won. Their tour is only in Korean but the brochure and bus stops have English too.