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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 4 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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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 7 August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 7 August 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 28 February 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 16 September 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 26 August 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 8 August 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
Thank julia922
Reviewed 11 June 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 31 May 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 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

Date of experience: March 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank AllThatAsia
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Bullet K
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.
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.