If you're in desperate need of a detox, a day of peace, calm, and complete disconnect from the everyday hustle, then a Korean temple stay is exactly what you're looking for.
Imagine yourself nestled in the arms of Donghwasa (동화사) Temple, a centuries-old sanctuary that blooms with life, even in the harshest of winters. Located near the city of Daegu, this temple rests on the side of a mountain, providing a serene environment that instantly helps you disconnect from the outside world.
Every corner of Donghwasa (동화사) Temple unveils a new marvel - grand halls, towering staircases, dragon-shaped railings, and unique stairs, each echoing tales from the past and adding to the temple's charm. Yet, the true essence of the temple isn't in its stone and wood, but in the spirit of hope and resilience it embodies.
Being a part of the temple's daily practices, such as meditation and silent walks, offers a unique opportunity to reconnect with your inner self. Even the meals served here are simple, tasty, and prepared with fresh local ingredients. Completing the ritual by cleaning your dishes only adds to this spiritual journey.
I can personally vouch for the special nature of temple stays. It's a sanctuary where you can truly hear your voice, often drowned out by social media buzz. It's an oasis that offers you a break from the constant noise, allowing you to treasure moments of solitude. The long walks, purity of food, practice of meditation, and breathtaking views all contribute to detoxing your mind and body.
Spending at least 24 hours experiencing a temple stay in Korea isn't just about ticking off a bucket list item. It's about embracing the opportunity to reconnect with oneself and embark on a journey of self-discovery. So, when are you planning your temple stay?
All temple stays in Korea are available on the experience's official website.