Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Most Popular Daegu Tourist Attractions



[1] Daegu Course 1 


   ▶ Daegu Hyanggyo Confucian Academy → Gyeongsang Gamyeong Park → 
       Gukchae - bosang Memorial Park → Dongseongno Street  
       Yakjeon Golmok (Herbal-Medicine Street)




Daegu Hyanggyo Confucian Academy 


Established in 1398(the 7th year of King Taejo’s reign over Joseon) at Gyo-dong, Daegu Hyanggyo Confucian Academy was an academy for Confucian doctrines. Daegu Hyanggyo Confucian Academy has old school buildings bounded by beautiful gardens. At present, lectures on old Chinese characters and traditional Korean manners and etiquette are organized at the academy. The Hall is designated as Cultural Properties Materials No. 1 (Daegu).


Directions
Situated in a 500-meter distance from KB Kookmin Bank at Nammun Negeori (Jct) in the direction of Bongsan Yukgeori (Jct). It takes ten minutes from Daegu city on foot. City Bus No. 301, 303, 401, 427, 439, 524, 613, 646, 730, 929, 402, 704.


Gyeongsang Gamyeong Park 


Gyeongsang-Gamyeong Park was the original location for Gyeongsang-Gamyeong before it was moved to Daegu about four hundred years ago. It was turned in to a park in 1970 to preserve the location, permanently.  Inside the park, Sun-Hwa-Dang (Daegu tangible cultural property No.1), where Gyeongsang-Gamsa worked, and Jing-Chung-Gak (Daegu tangible cultural property No.2), which is a dwelling place, and the gravestone (No. 27) containing the achievements of the governor or Gwan-Chal-Sa can all be found. 


Directions
Five-minute walk from Jungangno Station


Gukchae - bosang Memorial Park


The park is dedicated to the 1907 National Debt Repayment Movement led by Daegu citizens. It houses the local poets’ monuments, where their respective poems are inscribed, as well as gigantic video display and other facilities that blend well with the foundations, pavilions, and stone formations. On every New Year’s Eve, people of Daegu gather at the park to hear the bell and celebrate New Year.


Directions
Opposite Kyungpook National University Hospital, next to Bank of Korea


Dongseongno Street


The busiest street in Daegu, Dongseongno presents Daegu Department Store, Donga Department Store, stores filled with the latest fashion, sporting goods, shoes, and etc. 


Directions
Subway Jungangno Station.


Yakjeon Golmok (Herbal-Medicine Street)


The biggest draw of Daegu is this 350-year-old market. With its origins during Joseon Dynasty, the entire alley is lined with herbal medicine shops, acupuncturists, and all manner of traditional oriental medicine.  


Directions
Five-minute walk from Subway Banwoldang Station, behind Donga Shopping Mall


[2] Daegu Course 2 


   ▶ Bullo-dong Ancient Tombs → Historic Site of General Sin Sung-gyeom → 
       Mangwoo Park → Otgol Village (Gyeongju Choi Clan) → 
       Daegu Dodong Arborvitae Forest


source: http://daegu2011.blogspot.com/2011/08/most-popular-daegu-tourist-attractions.html

Bullo-dong Ancient Tombs


About 200 tombs are located at Dongu Bullo dong hillock near Geumho River. Dongu Bullo-dong tombs have been appointed as a historical site numbers 262, which was reportedly built in the 4th or 5th century, during the Three Kingdoms Period (37 B.C.-935 A.D.). 


Directions
Located east of the point where Palgongno Road and Gyeongbu Expressway Overpass meet


Historic Site of General Sin Sung-gyeom 


This site is the place where General Sin Sung-gyeom, one of the founding figures of the Goryeo Dynasty, died in defense of his nation. 


Directions
Pass through Pagunjae Three-forked Intersection. You will see the site 200 m from Gongsan-dong District Office.


Mangwoo Park


Located to the east of Daegu, the park is dedicated to the “righteous” general Gwak Jae-u (pen name: Mangwoodang) during the Japanese invasion of Joseon in 1592-7. 


Directions
Enter the road at Dongdaegu IC, go past Ubang Gangchon Maeul, cross Second Ayang Bridge, and make a right turn (opposite Cheonggiwa Gas Station within Dongchon Resort).


Otgol Village (Gyeongju Choi Clan) 


Otogol Village is the site of 20 ancient houses where the descendants of the Gonjeonggong family of the Gyeongju Choi clan are residing. This residence is the oldest (400-year-old) among the houses dating back to the Joseon period in Daegu. 


Directions
Pass through Ayang Bridge over Geumho River and run the length of the National Road to Hayang (2 km). When you reach Bangchon Market, go further north on the beltway to the east of Daegu International Airport for 1 km until you reach the Dunsan-dong area. From there, go straight until you reach the farthest village, Otgol, where the Gyeongju Choi clan’s residence is located.


Daegu Dodong Arborvitae Forest


Daegu Dodong Arborvitae Forest is a must visit for any nature lover or environmentalist. Trees in this forest are rooted in the rugged rocks of the stiff and the thick wood forms a flora. 


Directions
From Daegu Airport, pass through Bullo Three-forked Intersection, travel along Palgongno Road, make a right turn at Bullo Bridge, and further travel along a small stream for 2.5 km (eight-minute ride by bus). You will see Mt. Hyangsan and Oriental Arborvitae Forest to your right.



[3] Daegu Course 3


   ▶ Gatbawi (Gwanbong Sitting Stone Buddha Statue) → 
       Bangjja Brassware Museum




Gatbawi (Gwanbong Sitting Stone Buddha Statue) 



Gatbawi (National Treasure 431) is a 4 meter tall stone Buddha made from a solid piece of granite with a 15cm thick flat stone hat on his head. The 'Sitting Stone Buddha' sits on Gwanbong Peak (the eastern end of Palgongsan Mountain), and is believed by locals to posses an outstanding ability to grant prayers.


Bangjja Brassware Museum


The museum, specializing in brassware, houses 275 kinds of brassware items (musical instruments, tableware, ritual wares, and living goods) numbering 1,480 in all.
Directions
1) Public transport: Take the Express 1 or Palgong 1 (for Donghwa Temple) bus and get off at Bangjja Brassware Museum. (You will pass by Gongsan Elementary School.)
2) Expressway: Make a left turn at Mt. Palgongsan IC, head for Donghwasa Temple at Pagunjae Three-forked Intersection, and make a left turn at Baekan Three-forked Intersection (2 km).

source: http://daegu2011.blogspot.com/2011/08/most-popular-daegu-tourist-attractions.html