Palgongsan Provincial Park’s most popular destination is the province’s leading temple, with a history stretching back to AD 493.

For the temple, get off the bus at the Donghwa-sa stop; it's a 800m walk from there.

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Nearby Gyeongsangbuk-do attractions

1. Gatbawi

1.02 MILES

Gatbawi is a medicinal Buddha shrine and national treasure, some 850m above sea level and said to date back to AD 638. This Buddha is famed for the flat…

2. Bullo-dong Tumuli-gongwon

7.46 MILES

In the north end of the city, Bullo-dong Tumuli-gongwon is an enormous open space covering some 330,000 sq metres. The grassy hillocks that rise like…

4. Monument to the Old City Wall

11.37 MILES

This monument records the existence of the old city wall that once ringed the town. The wall was pulled down in 1905, but its history survives in road…

5. Gyeongsanggamyeong Park

11.6 MILES

Once known as Central Park, this is a beautiful spot to flee from Daegu's modernity and fumes; it's a place of birdsong, where old folk and couples gather…

6. Church

11.63 MILES

An unmistakable landmark in the area with its large cross.

7. Daegu Modern History Museum

11.65 MILES

Located within the fabulous former Joseon Siksan Bank building (check out the brickwork) which dates to 1918, this very educational museum gives you the…