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Donghwasa, Daegu

4.2
Religious Site · Historic Site
See the giant Buddha statue, reaching almost 20 m 65 (ft) tall, at Donghwasa. Take a cable car ride surrounded by mesmerizing misty hills, or some easily accessible public transport options, to reach the temple. If you're feeling adventurous, try hiking to the site, enjoying the area's pristine nature and lush greenery alon g the way. At the temple, appreciate the ornate pagodas, the main temple, and the stairs shaped like a dragon. Relax by the lake and listen to the sounds of the waterfall, then refresh at the coffee shop near the entrance. The complex offers temple-stay programs, allowing you to completely immerse yourself in the Zen vibe and explore your spiritual side. Put Donghwasa on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Daegu day trip website.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • You can feel comfort to have meditation here or you can enjoy the scenery
  • This place is very nice and super-sceneric. There are several statues of Lord Buddha with a big one. Temple stay is also possible. During October, some working was going on, in the temple stay building. You can go there or by bus. By taxi, it takes about 40 minutes from EXCO,Daegu and by bus, it takes about 50 minutes to 1 hr. Please find the photo here,showing bus routes from the temple bus stop.

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