Tuesday, January 23, 2018

10 Indoor Things to do in Winter in Korea(Daegu)

Bitter cold weather is still ahead of us until the end of February. However, we can’t stop exploring! Here are 10 things you can do while staying warm inside. If you’d like to learn more, don’t forget to explore our channel. You can stay with us here on our blog or follow us on Daegu Travel facebook page(click)

#1 Visit Aquarium

Daegu Alive Aquarium
─ Location: Near Dongdaegu Station
─ Address: 24-17, Dongdaegu-ro 25-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 수성구 동대구로25 24-17

#2 Peaceful time at Museum

Daegu Textile Museum
─ Location: Near Daegu International Airport
─ Address: 227, Palgong-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 동구 팔공로 227

#3 Have fun Underground: Shop, eat, coffee and more!: :

Underground shopping area typically has many different famous Korean cosmetic shops.

─ Location: Duryu Station(Line2), Dongseongro Station(Line1), Banwoldang Station(Line 1 & 2)

#4 Shop at a Department Store

Hyundai Department Store 현대 백화점
─ Location: Connected to Banwoldang Station underground.
─ Address: 2077, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 달구벌대로 2077

#5 Make Your Friend B-day Cake

You can also decorate cupcakes at the shop

Micake Cake Decorating Studio내가 만든 미케잌
─ Location: Near Jungdangro Station Exit 2
─ Address: 406-5, Jungang-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 중앙대로 406-5

#6 Steam yourself at Jjimjilbang

─ Coupon Pick-up Location: Main entrance

#7 Sing aloud at Noraebang aka karaoke

A bar street at Donseongro have a many Noraebang you can choose from.

─ Location: any busy or residential district has at least 1 Noraebang.

#8 Hit a Bowling Alley

Fun it Rock Bowling
─ Location: Dongseongro Station or Banwoldang Station
─ Address: 17, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로 17 대암프라이빗

#9 Go to a Local Coffee Shop

─ Address: 24-17, Dongdaegu-ro 25-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 수성구 동대구로25 24-17

#10 Try a Vegetarian Dish

Loving Hut-Kyodae
─ Location: Near Kyodae(National Uni of Edu) Station Exit 4
─ Address: 217, Jungang-daero, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 남구 중앙대로 217

Monday, January 22, 2018

E-world Winter Break Festival: Sledding Competition, Fishing Smelts, Roasting Chestnuts and more!

One of Korea’s biggest amusement parks, Ewolrd, is hosting a winter festival! E-world Winter Break Festival continues until this weekend with a variety of events! As a lot of you already know, Starlight Festival is happening until the February. This week will be a great time to enjoy what E-world has to offer. f you are curious, please keep reading!
*All images by E-world otherwise indicated. 

─ Date: Now – January 28
─ Location: E-World
─ Address: 200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
─ Address(KR): 대구시 달서구 두류공원로 200
─ Admission(Adult): Entry 18,000KRW/ Free-pass 37,000KRW/Night Free-pass 21,000KRW

#1 Family Sledding Contest
A great opportunity to bond your family together! Join E-world’s family sledding contest! Or, just enjoy the speed sledding! This amusement park has the longest sledding tube lift in Daegu. Take a lift to the top and sled away!

─ Contest: Saturday and Sunday, 15:30 – 16:00
─ Sledding: 10:30 – 17:30 (18:00 on weekend)
─ Location: Cocomong Snow Village 코코몽눈빛마을
─ Price(Sledding): Adult 5,000KRW, Children 4,000KRW
*Free on one-day free pass or yearly pass

#2 King of King Attractions
When a minute hand reaches 12, challenges start at the most famous attractions at E-world. Take a challenge at Mega Swing, Camel Back, Tambourine and Boomerang! It will surely add more excitement!

─ Date: Friday – Sunday, 16:00 – 19:00
─ Location: Mega Swing, Camel Back, Tambourine, Boomerang

#3 Fishing Smelts!
The heart of winter is with us now. That means it’s time to fish some smelts! Try your best to fish as many as you can! You can also cook your delicious snack with the fish you just caught. Roasting chestnuts is also another favorite activity you can do here! 

─ Date: Everyday, 10:00 – 18:00
─ Location: Cocomong Snow Village 코코몽눈빛마을
─ Price: 3,000KRW

#4 E-world Food Battle
Whenever we are out having fun, good food is always the best company! Get a Food Battle Coupon at the main entrance of the park. And challenge yourself

Daegu Travel
─ Coupon Pick-up Location: Main entrance

Friday, January 19, 2018

Korea Road Trip to Hidden Spots: Find Peace in Korean Mountains 2018

A great news to travelers 2018! International Driving Permits issued by America and a handful of other countries are now valid for driving in Korea! For those who wonder if your countries are on the list, please read on! To congratulate this great agreements between countries, we present 3 hidden spots in Daegu, Korea, where you can easily access by car!

Explore the mountains!
Every Korean knows that the hottest place in Korea is Daegu. Big part of reason behind is because it is surrounded by mountains! Mountains are what Daegu locals feel so intimate about. Explore the mountains! It always feels good to drive through mountain area and enjoy suburban and rural view of Korea.

Stop 1. Biseulsan Mt.
We recommend Biseulsan in particular, which is popular among Koreans for its beautiful Azalea Festival in spring and also beautiful Daegyunsa Temple.

Image: Dae-Sik Kim


Stop 2. Hultijae Hill
Driving from Gachang dam to Hultijae Hill is an curvy uphill drive route loved by many Koreans. When it rains or is the time for cherry blossoms in spring, Gachang dam area promises a great view.
*protip: If you are driving from Biseulsan Mt, you can drive through Hultijae Hill to Gachang or central Daegu.

Image: google map


Stop 3. Palgongsan Mt.
We can’t talk about Korean mountains without referring to Palgongsan. Not to mention its beautiful driveway, it offers scenic view on the top and beautiful Donghwasa Temple. Every season, it presents different colors of its beauty: cherry blossoms in spring, lush leaves in summer, red foliage in fall and brown branches in winter. So, plan your visit according to your preferences!

Palgongsan Mt. in fall


International Driving Permit issued by the following countries is valid in Korea.
*In alphabetical order

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam,

Armenia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia , Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Portugal, Poland,

Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, United States of America (Maryland, Virginia, Washington, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, Oregon, Michigan, United States of America, Arizona, Iowa, Colorado, Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Arizona), Uruguay

Middle East/ Africa
Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Central African Republic, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Morocco, Niger, Qatar, Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates , Zimbabwe