Gatbawi is a greate stone Buddha with stone hat on his head sitting on top of Gwanbong Peak, which is 850m high above sea level. Gwanbong Peak is the east end of the Palgongsan mountain ridges. A parking lot, restaurants, and other facilities are prepared for visitors.
From the parking lot, a long trail of stone steps leads to the top of the peak. The walk along the steps takes about one hour.
Gatbawi is about a 4m tall sitting stone Buddha. Its official name is Gwanbong Seokjoyeoraejwasang(Gwanbong sitting stone Buddha). He wears a hat which is about a 15cm thick flat stone on his head, so it(He) is called Gatbawi.
The stiff lips of his closed mouth and his stout body show the impression of majestic mercy. It is a representative work of art from the Unified Silla Kingdom. It is designated as Treasure Number 431.

Gatbawi Park Management Office Tel. 983-8586

This more than a millennium year old temple was built during the period of the Silla Dynasty in Dohak-dong Valley where tributary valleys (Pokpogol(cascade)Valley, Bindaegol Valley, and Susutgol Valley) converge.
The temple was originally founded by Priest Geukdal, and named as the Yugasa Temple. Later it was reconstructed by the Great Buddhist Teacher Simji.
At that time flowers of the paulownia trees(O-Dong)
were in full blossom foretelling good omen and the temple was renamed as the Donghasa Temple.
The first building visitors come across is the Bongseoru Tower. This tower symbolizes the Chinese phoenix which is known to build its nest in a paulownia

Donghwasa Temple Tel. 982-0101

This Park is located 1.4km away from the Hwranggyo Bridge on the upper stream of the Geumho River. Elementary students and others who enjoy the winding river and the lawn on the riverbank visit this place.
This is an environment-friendly ecological park which preserves an old rural district atmosphere.
This park also shows us that without destroying the ecosystem we can develop riverside parks.
It has a basketball court, benches. street lamps, a promenade and sports facilities.

Dongchon resort is an old resting place of citizens which is located along the Geumho River in Dongchon. There are various recreational facilities and roads for driving. Geumho River has a suspension bridge and the Ayanggyo Bridge. It is a good place for leisure having a cable car, suspension bridge, and athletic facilities.

This alley, Dakddongjip Alley (Large intestine of chicken restaurants alley) first started with 4 restaurants in 1983, and presently it has about 50 restaurants scattered throughout Pyeonghwa Market in Sinam-dong, You can taste the very special flavor of these restaurants at a low price, but you cannot experience this kind of restaurant alley in any other place.

The historic site of General Sin and his relics is located near the Pagunjae Pass on the way from the entrance of Mt. Palgongsan to the Pagyesa Temple.
The general was one of the founding fathers of the Goryeo Dynasty. After saving the king's life in the Gongsan Battle, he died heroically. In 927 AD, the army of King Gyeon-hwon of the Later Baekje Kingdom invaded the millennium old declining Silla Kingdom and brutally plundered it.
Wang Geon, the king of Later Goguryeo Dynasty, with his troop of five thousand soldiers fought against Gyeonhwon's army at Dongsu of Mt. Palgongsan in aid of the Silla Kingdom. Wang Geon's army was losing the battle, and Wang Geon's life fell in danger. At this moment, General Sin put on King Wang Geon's armor to cheat the enemy and was killed in the battle. After unifying the later three kingdoms, King Wang Geon built the Jimyosa Temple in condolence of General Sin. Pyochungdan (the altar expressing loyalty) is the old site (ruins) of the Jimyosa Temple. It is situated on the roadside about 500 m away from the Pagunjae Pass toward the Pagyesa Temple. Jimyosa Temple was deserted with the decline of the Goryeo Dynasty. During the Joseon Dynasty, Pyochungdan, Pyochungsa Temple, and Chungyeolbi Stele were built and erected in that ruins. Pyochungdan is now a peaceful place with crapemyrtles, and is surrounded with low and neat walls.
There are lots of place names and folk tales related to King Wang Geon in Mt. Palgongsan. Pagunjae Pass is the place where Wang Geon was defeated by Gyeonhwon. Wangsan is the place where Wang Geon hid for his life in escape from the pursuit of Gyeonhwon. Banyawol (a half moon) is the place where the fleeing Wang Geon saw the solitary moon. Ansim (peace in mind) is the place where Wang Geon felt safe.

About 10years ago this alley was created and presently about seven restaurants are featuring their specialties: thick bone soup and potato. Many visitors from other areas and people who fly to Daegu come to this place because this alley is near the Daegu International Airport.