Friday, June 22, 2012

[Tour] Temple Stay at Donghwasa

You can experience various Buddhism cultures, including Zen, traditional tea ceremony, and rubbed copy of patterns through temple stay in Donghwasa, an old temple built by Monk Geukdal in the Silla Dynasty (A.D. 493).

Swedish backpackers

2pm July 14 – 2pm July 15
2pm Aug 3 – 2pm Aug 5
2pm Aug 10 – 2pm Aug 12
2pm Aug 17 – 2pm Aug 19

Price&How to apply:
July 14 – July 15: 60,000won
Others: 100,000won
Send the fee to Bank Account No. 179-10-002258 / Daegu Bank / Donghwasa(동화사)
They will take the first 50 people.

053-982-0223, 010-8225-7445, 
1330 tt call center: +82-53-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

How to get here:
There are several ways to get to Donghwasa Temple from Daegu (city).  Assuming you don't drive, you can either take a taxi (very expensive) or take a bus (best option).  There are several places to catch the bus but assuming you are downtown, make your way to Jungangno Subway Station and walk to the Novotel.  Cross the street to the bus stop directly opposite the front of the Novotel.  Take Rapid 1 (red bus) to the site.  The ride will take 45 minutes to an hour (depending on traffic) and get off at the temple stop.  Once you're off the bus, just follow the signs or other visitors as they are most likely going to the same place.
    If you take the subway, you can take the train to the Ayanggyo Subway Station on the red line (near Daegu International Airport).  When you exit out of Ayanggyo Station, the bus stop is right outside and you can catch the bus from there.
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Useful Website

Visitkorea Official Page(English):

Donghwasa webpage(Korea):

Donghwasa Templestay webpage(Korea):