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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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Probably better on a dry day!

It started to tip it down with rain as I got to Donghawasa and I suspect I'd have spent longer... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Joanne H
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Dohak-dong,Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
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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.

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

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

Thank autumnmeagher
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:(

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.

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.

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!

1  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

2  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
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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.
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.