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Address
1, Donghwasa 1-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu
대구광역시 동구 동화사1길 1 (도학동)
Type
Temples
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-53-982-0101~2, Temple Stay +82-53-980-7979 (Korean)
Homepage
www.donghwasa.net (Korean only)
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Introduction
Donghwasa Temple (동화사) is located on the south side of Palgongsan Mountain, about 22km northeast of Daegu. It was built by Monk Geukdal in the 15th year of King Soji’s reign (reign 493, 21st king during the Silla period). The original name of the temple was Yugasa, but Simjiwangsa rebuilt the temple under King Heungdeok (reign 826~836) and named it Donghwasa, which means even during the winter season, the paulownia tree still blooms. The present temple was last rebuilt in 1732.

When you turn the corner, the first thing that catches your eye is the Seolbeopjeon Building. To the left of Seolbeopjeon is Daeungjeon, the main temple, and to the right of the building leads to the Geumgang Stairs. If you turn left in the direction of Daeungjeon you will see Bongseoru, aptly named to signify a Bonghwang (phoenix) with its tail pointed downward. Past Bongseoru are stairs that are typical of the ones leading into Daeungjeon, called "Nugak Stairs". On either side of the stairs are railings in the shape of a dragon, and in the middle of the stairs, there is a round stone marble that resembles a Yeouiju (or a dragon orb), a ball often associated with dragons.

Donghwasa’s Daeungjeon is segmented into 3 sections at the front and side, and its natural looking pillars are one of its main attractions. It includes the statues of Seokgamonibul, Amitabul, and Yaksayeoraebul inside. If you walk down the stone stairs beside Bongseoru and walk along the cement road for a while, you will find the huge Seokjoyaksa Yeoraebul. Created as a prayer for reunification, this large Buddha statue is 17m high. The stone tower, stone light, lion statue, and the lotus flower that decorate the Buddha statue are all very large in size. Behind the statue are also stones arranged in a circular form, resembling a beautiful scroll painting. These are world-class size stone artifacts.
Telephone
+82-53-982-0101~2, Temple Stay +82-53-980-7979
Opening date
Sunrise-Sunset
Closed
N/A (Open all year round)
Operating Hours
08:00-17:00
Parking Facilities
Available

Parking Fees
small car: 2,000won / bus : 5,000won
Admission Fees
Individual
(19 and older) 2,500 won / (age 13-18) 1,500 won / (age 12 and under) 1,000 won

Group (30 people or more)
(ages 13-18) 1,200 won / (age 12 and under) 800 won

* Details are subject to change.
* Credit cards accepted.
Interpretation Services Offered
Available languages: English, Japanese, Chinese
Directions

[Train + Bus]
1. From Dongdaegu Railroad Station, use the exit located next to parking lot No.3.
- Go to the bus stop located next to the exit, take express bus no.1 (coming every 12 minutes).
- Get off at Donghwasa Temple entrance, the second to last stop (total travel time: approx. 40 min).
- Walk for 7-8 min.

2. From Daegu Station (Daegu Subway), Exit 3.
- Take a city bus 105 or 131.

Or,

- Get off at Donghwasa Mass Facility Area (total travel time: approx. 1 hour).
- Walk for 7-8 min.

[Taxi]
From Daegu Station to Donghwasa Temple: 20 min.




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