Friday, June 23, 2017

3 Less-known But Good Museums in Daegu

3 Less-known But Good Museums in Daegu

No.1 Daegu Money Museum

Here at Daegu Money Museum, you can trace back the history of currency from ancient to modern era. Money has been a crucial part of human history. You will get to learn about world history through the history of money. One section presents a wide collection of Korean currencies while another room displays those of the rest of the world. Discover more than 1,800 coins, bills and related items from 65 countries!

- Hours: Monday – Fri 9:30 – 16:00 (close on national holidays)
- Admission: Free
- Address: 145 Dongdeokro, Junghun, Daegu
- Contact: 053-429-0246

No.2 Daegu Literature Museum

Daegu Literature Museum presents a collection of Daegu literature from 1920’s to 1960’s. In addition to its display, it offers tours and workshops to help visitors understand history and context of the novels. Daegu Literature Museum also has numerous cultural programs for everyone at different age groups such as seminars, mentoring and lectures.You can also find "Happy Library" where you can read books by Daegu writers and a station where you can make your own postcards and mail them. Hangchon Culture Center is located in the same building. One of the most popular things at the center is the street that reproduces old days of Korea. 

- Hours: April to October 9:00 – 19:00, November – March 9:00 – 18:00
- Admission: Free
- Address: 449 Jungang-daero Junggu, Daegu
- Contact: 053-661-2331

- Guide: Ask at Information Center on 3, 4F (reservation needed for a group guide)
- Daegu Literature Road Tour
       Course A: 10:00 every Saturday (departs from Daegu Art Factory)
       Course B: 10:00 every Saturday (departs from 3F @ Daegu Literature Museum)

No.3 Yangyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine

Located on Yanyeongsi in Donsungro, Yangyeongsi Museum was founded to preserve and celebrate Yangyeongsi, one of the three traditional medicine ingredient markets in Korea. Yangyeonsil has been an international hub for oriental medicine ingredient trade. It has provided quality products to various countries such as Japan, China, Russia and other European countries. In Beside exhibition, you can relax at Yangyeong Park and herb garden located in the museum. Another best way to enjoy this museum is to join hands-on experience programs. The list of programs is at the bottom.

- Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays 9:00 – 18:00 (close on Mondays and Some holidays)
- Admission: Free (some hands-on programs has fees)
- Audio Guide: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
- Address: 49 Dalgubeol-daero 415-gil Junggu, Daegu
- Nearest Subway Station: Banwoldang & Jungangno Station (Line1)
- Contact: 053-53-253-4729
- Website:


Thursday, June 22, 2017

3 Free Events You Should Not Miss at DIMF 2017

3 Free Events You Should Not Miss at DIMF 2017

 Opening Celebration Concert

DIMF presents Opening Celebration Concert free for everyone. It is a large-scale musical gala concert that musical lovers are waiting for to watch.
-Date: June 24
-Time: 19:30 (special performance starts at 18:30)
-Location: Kolong Outdoors Music Hall

-Price: Free

DIMF Fringe
DIMF Fringe presents various types of performances as well as musical. You can check DIMF Fringe performances on streets across the city. Artists in different fields will perform. You might get to participate with them as well! If you are a lover of art combined with pop culture, this is a must-see. Check out the schedule down below. 

DIMF Fringe Schedule


Chance to meet your favorite musical stars!
You can meet your favorite musical stars in person at DIMF. Joing DIMF Musical Talk Concert or Autograph event. The first star you will get to meet is award-winning star, Jimin Hong. You can meet her on June 21, 14:00 at Daebak Plaza. Check out more details and upcoming events updates on the official website here.

Musical only for 10,000won?
One of the most popular programs of DIMF is called “Happiness with 10,000won”. They give you an opportunity to enjoy a great musical performance with ticket that cost 10,000won only. 
You can purchase tickets at special booths located at Dongsungro(between Daegu department store and Hanil Cinema) dg Tickets also sells tickets in front of Samduk police station. Sale goes on until Jul 8.  

Backstage Tour
A rare opportunity to get a glimpse of backstage! Only first 30 people can to have a 20-min backstage tour before a performance. Application starts on June 19. Pick up your phone and apply now!

You can apply for
Spamalot on June 25, 16:60 @ Daegu Opera House
Polita on July 8, 17:30 @ Keimyung Art Center
or Turandot on July 8, 18:00 @ Daegu Opera House (closed)

How to apply
Call 053-622-1945. You will get a notice via text if you are selected.

-30 people for each performance.
-You need a ticket for that musical(no free ticket allowed)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Daegu Trolley Bus Tour – A must thing to do in Daegu

Daegu Trolley Bus Tour
 – A must thing to do in Daegu

Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” The reason why I started my article with this quote is that since few months, I have been seeing so many pictures where people are travelling to Daegu to enjoy Daegu Tour by a fabulous beautiful Trolley Bus, which I always wanted to do the same but never found time.

Few months ago, I came through this famous quote, and I was like YES, I do want to try new things and not feel regret once I leave Korea for not doing. And the first thing that came up in my mind was having a tour around Daegu by “Jung-gu Alleyway Trolleybus” also called as Cheongna Bus. And believe me, that was one of the most memorable things happened to me in Daegu.

Daegu Jung-gu Alleyway Trolleybus passes through all the famous tourists spots in Daegu, be in downtown or old historic places. It stops at 8 different locations and you can ride at any one of the locations and you can use the ticket to ride this trolley bus through out the day.
I started my trip from Seomun Market.

The moment I entered into the bus, I felt like being in a Limousine. It really was so comfortable and I was welcomed by some Korean families and kids.

My next stop was “Hyangchon Cultural Centre – Daegu Station”. It is basically the starting point for the trolley tour so we stopped for almost 15 minutes and during this time I drank coffee which the driver gave me and took pictures.

After that I stopped at KimKwang Seok Road, Fashion Jewelry Town and then March First Independence Road Stop.

The whole trip was amazing and very comfortable. If you are coming to Daegu, I definitely ask you to try Daegu Trolley Bus Tour and have some amazing and unforgettable time.

Operating hours: 10:00 5:45 PM (last bus departs at 5:00 PM from 1st stop)
Operating times: 7 times per day (closed on Monday and public holidays)
Departing Location: Hyangchon Cultural Center (Daegu Station)
Total # of Stops: 8 in the order of following:
Station 1 - Hyangchon Cultural CenterㆍDaegu Station
Station 2 - Daegu Modern History Museum
Station 3 - DongseongnoㆍFashion Jewelry Special Town
Station 4 - Gukchaebosang Movement Memorial Park
Station 5 - Kim Kwangseok Road
Station 6 - Bongsan Culture Street
Station 7 - Cheongna HillㆍMarch First Independence Movement Road
Station 8 - Seomun Market

Let us know in your comments when are you planning to have unforgettable experience of Daegu Trolley Bus.