Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ride Away Korea – All Possible Riding Options!

Some of the Most Efficient Ways to Travel Korea

Tour Buses and Cable Car Rides

When you have a month to explore Korea, you might want to do your own search and visit wherever you feel like that day. However, when you only have a couple of days or a week, you want to take a full advantage of the limited time. That’s when a tour program comes very handy! We’ve gathered up 6 possible ways to tour around one of Korea’s most beautiful city, Daegu.


Daegu City Tour is probably most known to tourists partly for its bright red bus. Especially, the red double-decker ride is also popular among locals! There are mainly two types of tours available for you: urban course and themed courses. Those two courses run slightly different, so make sure you read thoroughly!

Urban Route

Courtesy: Daegu City Tour
If you’d like to try a double-decker bus, this is the route for you. Among all routes, only the urban course runs with a double-decker. There are 14 stops available and bus will stop by 12 times a day during the operating hour. You can start at any stop. Also, you can choose how many stops and which stops to get on or off! How convenient!

─  Date: Everyday except Mondays, Lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok)
─  Hours: 09:30 –18:40
─  Location: You can hop on at any stop!
─  Price: 5,000KRW for adults, 4,000KRW for students

*No reservation needed.
*You can buy a ticket when you first hop on the bus with cash, credit card, or transportation card.
*You can use the ticket unlimitedly on the day.

Courtesy: Daegu City Tour

Theme Routes
Theme courses take you to outer sides of Daegu which may not be most convenient if you travel by a public transportation. These course usually include places full of history and culture. You need to check if any course fits your taste!

─  Date: Different for each course
(Every Course close on Mondays, Lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok)
─  Hours: 09:30 –17:00
─  Departing Location: Sinan Station(9:30) and Dongdaegu Station(10:00) only. 
─  Price: 5,000KRW for adults, 4,000KRW for students

*Reservation needed by 13:00 on a day before the tour day.
*In order to book, call 053-627-8900 or visit
*Please get on the bus by 10min before departing time.

Featured Courses

Mt. Palgong Course
Sinnam subway station  >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Bullo-dong Ancient Tomb Park/DTC(Daegu Textile Complex) Textile Museum  >  Daegu Bangjjayugi Museum
  >  Dongwha temple  >  aegu Safety Theme Park  >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Sinnam subway station  *Entrance fee for Donghwasa Temple: 2,500KRW

 Mt. Biseul Course
Sinnam subway station   >  Dongdaegu Train Station   >  Zelkova tree theme park   >  Do Dong Confucian Academy   >  Daegu National Science Museum   >  Mt. Biseul(National Forest resort)  >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Sinnam subway station

 Nakdong River Course
Sinnam subway station  >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Gangjeong Goryeongbo Weir & The ARC  >  Samunjin ferry  >  Mabijeong Mural Painting Village
  >  Inheung Village   >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Sinnam subway station

Suseoung & Gachang Course
Gate No.2 of Sinnam Subway station  >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Kim Gwang seok-gil Street  >  Nokdongseowon Confucian Academy  >  Suseong Lake Resort
  >  Daegu National Museum  >  Momyeong-jae  >  Dongdaegu Train Station  >  Sinnam Subway station

#2  DAEGU TROLLY BUS aka “Cheongna Bus”

If you like to explore deeper into Daegu’s downtown, take Daegu Trolly Bus instead of City Tour Bus(Urban Routes). It’s a lot like the urban City Bus Tour in that you can hop on and off at any stop during the operating hour. Some stops overlap but the trolly bus include more stops around Jung-gu areas! There are total 8 stations and bus stops 7 times a day for each.

Courtesy: Daegu Trolly Bus

─  Date: Every day except Mondays, Lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok)
─  Hours: 10:00 –17:45
─  Departing Location: at any station 
─  Price: 3,000KRW for adult
─  Click here to visit official website
*No reservation needed.
*You can buy a ticket when you first hop on the bus with cash or credit card.

#3  The Play Bus

It claims that it is the first “play” bus where you can have fun during its ride. Unlike other bus tour, you don’t get off the bus during 1-hour ride. Instead, you will get to enjoy the view out windows and DJ-ing inside the bus! After that, you will arrive at the famous Kim Gwang Seok St., look around Kim Gwang Seok Story House and enjoy a mini concert after!

─  Date: Every Saturday
─  Hours: 17:00 – 19:00
─  Departing Location: in front of Novotel @16:45
─  Price: Free
─  Click here for booking and more info.
*Your reservation is complete only when you get a confirmation call.


If you plan to travel Daegu from Seoul, K-Travel Bus can be a great option. K-Travel Bus takes you to 5 popular places in Korea, one of which is Daegu! K-Travel Bus include a round bus trip, guide tour(English, Chinese or Japanese), and a one night stay at a 3 starred hotel or a guesthouse.

─  Date: Every Thursday
─  Hours: 7:20 Thur – 18:30 Fri
─  Departing Location: SM Duty Free@7:30
─  Full Course: Seomun Market/Kim Gwangseok-gil Street/Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine/Dongseongno Street/ DonghwasaTemple Palgongsan Cable Car Guam Farm Stay(Experience)


Continuing our ride to cable car, I’d like to introduce you Apsan Cable Car. It takes you to one of the most beautiful night view spots in Daegu. Recently, it has extended it operating hours after sunset from Friday to Sunday and holidays so that many people can enjoy the ride up and down while they view all of day, sunset and night views of the whole city!

─  Address: 574-114
─  Address(KR): 574-114, Apsansunhwan-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Price : Round-trip 9,500 for adults
* 20% off with a City Tour Ticket of the day
*The ride may be canceled depending on weather. 
─  Hours
Courtesy: Apsan Cable Car


Last but not least, you might want to include a visit to Palgong Mt. Autumn is a perfect time to visit palgong area to see its beautiful foliage. Especially when you ride a cable car, you can look at the magnificent nature changing its cloth from the sky! 

─  Date: Tuesday –Sunday (open on Monday if it is a holiday)
─  Price: Round-trip 9,000KRW for adult
─  Hours
*The ride may be canceled depending on weather. 

Courtesy: Palgong Mt. Cable Car

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“Fall Travel Week” in Korea: 3 Fun Things to Do (Daegu)

“Fall Travel Week” and 3 Special Programs!

The "Fall Travel Week" is just around the corner! We are very happy to announce 3 special programs that will take place from Oct 21 to Nov 5. 

 #1 Daegu-Ya (Daegu Night) 

Even if it's not a travel week, Night at Daegu is full of beauty, culture and entertainment. During the Fall Travel Week, it's going to be extra special with the following 3 events! Make sure to check which one might please you the most. 

“Terrace Concert” at the Modern History St.

─  Date: Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4
─  Hours: 18:00
─  Location: Old Jeil Church
─  Address: 50, Namseong-ro, Namseongno, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 남성로 50
*Also, check out “Knock 1919”
─ Description: You can access to the Old Jeil Church’s History Hall where you can view ____ and rub-copy the Declaration of Independence Movement. There is also a photo zone themed with March First Movement 
─ Date: Oct 21 – Nov 4 (closed on Mon and Sun)

“Busking” at Apsan Café St.
Location No. 1: Viva La Vida
─  Date: Oct 21, Oct 27, Nov 4
─  Hours: 17:00
─  Address: 32, Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 남구 현충로 32

Location No. 2: 동양국수백과
─  Date: Oct 22, Oct 28
─  Hours: 17:00
─  Address: 192, Daemyeong-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 남구 대명로 192

“Snap Shot” at Ayang Railroad

As many of you already know, Ayang Raildroad is known for its night view. Take a picture over a sunset or around the stark beauty of lighted road. You can print out the picture at a printing machine free of charge. When you decide to upload a picture or two on your social media, don’t forget to hashtag us #Daegu_snap_shot #Ayang_raillroad

─  Date: Oct 21 – Nov 5
─  Address: 82, Haedong-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 동구 해동로 82

 #2 Coloring Daegu 

“Coloring the Arc” Event
Color Daegu with your light! I mean.. literally! With hundreds of people, shoot a LED shooting light to create a spectacular scene. Don’t be a overlooker. Come on in and be in the team!
─  Date: Oct 28, Nov4
─  Hours: 17:30 – 21:00
─  Address: 806, Jukgok-ri, Dasa-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
─  KR address: 대구시 달성군 다사읍 죽곡리 805

“Colorful Cultural Experience” at Mabijeong
Collect “Yubjeon엽전”, Korea’s old coins and claim your reward! You can try the following 4 missions.
1. Try-on Hanbok : You can rent hanbok for 2 hours for free
2. Quiz : Answer the fun quiz! If you speak some Korea, definitely challenge yourself for this!
3. The Montage: find montages “the guy” around the village!
3. Capture Pokemon in real life! : Tired of playing Pokemon Go while staring at a phone screen? You can play it in person at Mabijeong village.

─  Date: Nov 4 - 5
─  Hours: 17:30 – 21:00

 #3 Stamp Tour 

Get those stamp down and claim your reward! There are two missions that you can try.
Mission No.1 : Get at least a stamp for each theme and earn a neck pillow (up to 5,000 winners)
Mission No.2 : Get at least 4 “ “ Stamps on “Every Corners of Korea 대한민국 구석구석” app and earn 5,000won Onnuri Market Coupon (up to 77 winners)

4 Themes
─ Delicious Daegu: Seomun Market, Dongin-dong Jjimgalbi St, Anjirang Gopchang Town, Pyeonghwa Market Chicken Gizzard St
─ Lovely Daegu: the Arc(or Samunjin Ferry)/ Palgongsan Mt. (Cable Car, Donghwasa Temple), Daegu Arboretum, Otgol Village
─ Fun Daegu: Kim Gwangseok St.(or Bangcheon Market)/ Mabijeong Mural Village/ E-world(or 83 Tower)/ Hillcrest(or Spa Valley)
─ Night Daegu: Daegu Old History St. / Apsan Observator / Ayang Railroad / Suseongmot Lake

Get Reward at
─ Dongdaegu Station Tourist Information Center, 9:00 – 19:00
─ Yangnyeongsi Tourist Information Center, 9:00 – 18:00

─ Kim Gwang Seok St. Tourist Information Center, 10:00 – 18:00

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Most Beautiful Spots in Daegu: Recommended Tourist Spots

13 Pictures That Will Inspire You to Visit Daegu
A Peak View at Daegu Tour Picture Contest Exhibition

“Lovely Daegu” Event

From Sep 4 to 15, Daegu Metropolitan City had received pictures of Daegu from its citizens and visitors. A number of people has submitted pictures on a national treasure, festival and tour spots. Ranging from a family photo to a professional-level photographs, people truly captured some of the best moments in Daegu for the past year! The winning works are now on display in Seoul from this coming Wednesday. Visit the exhibition and also apply for the event to earn free 1-nght hotel stay in Daegu

─Description: Look around the exhibition and pick a photo that inspires you to visit Daegu. Take a picture of it and post on your social media account.
─Requirements: when you post, hashtag #VisitDaegu #DaeguTourPicContest #Daeguislovely

Rewards: 1night stay at a hotel in Daegu for 5 winners.
*only applicable for people living in Korea

“Lovely Daegu” Exhibition
─ Date: Oct 18 – 31

─ Location 1: Myeong-dong Tourist Information Center
─ Address: 181, Euljiro 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea
─ Address(KR): 서울 중구 을지로2 181

─ Location 2: Korea Tourism Organization – Seoul Center (aka. K-Style Hub)
─ Address: 181, Euljiro 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea
─ Address(KR): 서울 중구 청계천로 40

A Peak View at The Exhibition
Here are 12 pictures among winning photos that will inspire you to visit Daegu! Enjoy, everyone! If you’d like to look at all winning works, make sure to drop by at "Lovely Daegu" exhibition!

Ilyong Lee

#2 Second Prize- Hajungdo Narsha  

Gunho Kim

#3 Second Prize- Star Path Over The Arc

Yongsuk Go

#4 Third Prize- The Loveroad

Taesub Jeong

#5 Third Prize- Daegu Int’l Bodypainting Festival

Hyunmi Kim

#6 Third Prize-  Arrival of Spring

Kihwan Jeong

#7 Fourth Prize- Forever 21

Sanggwon Roh

#8 Fourth Prize- Spring in Mabijeong

Kiok Nam

#9 Fourth Prize- Cloud Flowing Over Biseulsan Mt.

Daesik Kim

#10 Fourth Prize- Daegyunsa Temple Covered with Snow

Eunran Kim

#11 Fourth Prize- Hajungdo Spring

Sangsuk Kim

#12 Fourth Prize- Trumpet Creeper Alley

Sungkyu Choi

#13 Fourth Prize- A View from Apsan Observatory

Donghui Jeon