Thursday, October 14, 2021

Healing Time on the Fine Pine Forest Trail


Despite the recent fall, the weather in Daegu was hot and cold, and it was fickle, right? It is difficult to go out in such unpredictable weather. and Daegu's secret destination, "The Way to Bukjijangsa Temple," is a place where upright pine trees gather to form a forest path, so you can enjoy light walks on clear days and rainy days.

Pine Forest Trail - The Way to Bukjijangsa Temple

The road to Bukjijangsa Temple is a trail that appears when you pass the Bangjja Yugi (Korean Bronzeware) Museum located in Dong-gu, Daegu, and go straight up along the road along with Dojang Village. The total length is about 1.5km and you can reach Bukjijangsa, the end of the trail, in about 40 minutes by walking slowly.

Shall we take a look at the pine tree path along with the trail? This place, where you can see the green pine forest throughout the four seasons, is reminiscent of a scene in a movie as sunlight leaks obliquely through the pine trees that are so dense that it covers the sky.

In addition, a cool stream flows in the middle of the promenade, so you can hear the sound of pine needles blowing in the wind with a calm sound of water. In the middle, there is also a bench where you can enjoy phytoncide with forest bathing and wind bathing, making it perfect for sitting down for a while and relaxing.

As you continue to climb along the trail, you will see Bukjijangsa Temple, which looks like a simple temple, but Daegu accepted Buddhism for the first time, and it was said that it was a large temple that had Donghwasa Temple as a branch temple (small temple managed by the headquarters).

The way to Bukjijangsa Temple, a "secret" destination where you can find stability in silence because it is relatively unknown compared to other tourist attractions. These days, when your body and mind are under stress, why don't you purify your mind and body with the pine tree path?

Location: San 21, Dohak-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu

Daegu's Photogenic Place with Cosmos Flowers : Hajungdo Island


These days, the weather has become chilly at night. What comes to your mind first when you think of autumn? Book? Reed? Sunset? When it comes to autumn scenery in Korea, cosmos flowers are indispensable, and Daegu also has a space where you can meet cosmos spreading like wilderness in autumn. Let me introduce you to the "colorful" spot with cosmos flowers.

Hajungdo Island

The place I'm going to introduce today is Hajungdo Island located in Nogok-dong, Buk-gu! Did you all know that in spring, Hajungdo Island, which is also famous for rape flowers, is not an artificial island made artificially, but an island formed by a pile of sediment due to a change in the flow path of grain streams or slow flow rates?

Hajungdo Island, which is located on both sides of the Geumhogang River, shows a different appearance with various flowers every season, and in the last week of September, at the time of visit, there were pink cosmos and water silver grasses that brought a feeling of autumn. In addition, rape flowers that color your eyes with yellow bloom every spring, making it a good tourist destination to visit in any season.

Hajungdo Island has a promenade along the Geumhogang River, making it a good place to take a walk while alternating between the river and the flower garden. In addition to the cosmos and water silver grass described above, various plants, such as mugwort and parangi, are hidden everywhere, so it is also fun to take a walk and look for them.

As you head to the center of the promenade where the water silver grass is spread out, you can see a hidden pond called "Hajungdo Small Pond" that was hidden by silver grass. Water silver grass surrounds this small pond, making it a good place to picnic while looking at nature with the pond.

If you get out of the small pond and walk toward Nogokgyo Bridge, you will find a small wedding hall this time. The small wedding hall is a space where prospective couples can plan their own wedding photos. In addition to wedding photos, there is a photo zone where you can take proof shots, so if you visit Hajungdo Island, I recommend you to look around together.

If you continue to walk past the small wedding hall toward Nogokgyo Bridge, you will find Gourd (pronounces "Bak" in Korean) Tunnel waiting. As the name suggests, it is a tunnel wrapped in gourds, and the appearance of large and small gourds hanging is very cute. 

How do you like the trip to Hajungdo Island? Sooner or later, you could visit and see the scenery directly. Till then, enjoy a pleasant and safe trip online!

Location: 665 Nogok-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Brand New Restaurants in Daegu


Have you ever looked for a new restaurant because you're hungry but tired of the restaurants you go to every day? For those who are wondering where to visit among the numerous restaurants, today I would like to introduce Daegu's new restaurants, Oeg and Danyeong. Shall we visit new restaurants online?

1. Oeg

The first place I would like to introduce is Oeg in Bongsan-dong, Jung-gu, a restaurant located near Banwoldang Station.

Oeg, which mainly covers Western dishes with bright interiors, has a variety of menus, ranging from chicken burgers to ricotta cheese salads and Roman pasta Putanesca, and I ordered Truffle Mushroom Cream Nyoki with truffle, one of the world's top three delicacies.

Some of you may be unfamiliar with gnocchi, and it is said that gnocchi, a sort of Italian pasta, is mainly made by making mashed potatoes or dough. Oeg's truffle mushroom cream gnocchi is topped with a cream sauce full of truffle scent, and the creamy and deep flavor was impressive.

Mascarpone pasta is food with Mascaponet cheese on top of oil pasta, and when you mix cheese and pasta well and take a bite, it has a thick taste between cream pasta and oil pasta. In addition, it is said that adding the pickling liquid of cabbage pickles in moderation will enrich the flavor, so if you visit, don't forget to add the pickling liquid.

Oeg is also popular on the main menu, but it is said that praline ice cream with almond crumbles on it is also famous, and I was able to cleanse my mouth with sweet and savory ice cream after eating.

Location: 2130-41st floor, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu.

Hours: 11:30-21:00 (Break time 3:30-5:30)/ Closed on Monday

2. Danyeong

The next place to introduce is Danyeong, located near Daemyung Station. Danyeong used solid wood and white-toned interiors to give it a cozy feeling.

Like Oeg, Danyeong here is a restaurant that serves Western-oriented foods such as steak and pasta, and its signature menus include soft chuck flap tail steak and fragrant basil oil pasta. The editor decided to taste these two menus.

Shall we take a look at the food? First of all, the chuck flap tail steak with handmade sauce is Danyoung's signature menu made through Subide, and the juice overflowing with soft meat was an impressive menu. Sweet pumpkin and cherry tomatoes served as garnish were cooked in moderation, bringing fun to chew, and soft potato puree was seasoned through a boring taste.

Basil oil pasta is also an impressive menu, and handmade basil pesto looks green just by looking at it, and the combination of fragrant garlic, garlic species, cherry tomatoes, and grilled shrimp gave it a harmonious and deep taste.

Location: 1041, Daemyungnam-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu.

Hours: 11:30-21:30 

(Break time 15:30-17:00 (No break time on weekends) / Closed on Mondays)