Friday, March 30, 2012

[Tourist Info] Daegu Alleys Exploration – Nostalgic Alleys

Jin Street


You can imagine the 1950s of Daegu here.
In this alley, it is also possible to appreciate the look of traditional Korean houses in harmony with Chinese or Japanese architectural styles. This area has become a very popular place for young people to enjoy fine restaurants.

Random blogger’s view:


Subway
Banwoldang Station at exit four, Jungang-ro Station at exit one

Bus
In front of the Jungang Cinema : 518,704,706,909, Donggu1-1
Across from the Jungang Cinema : 106,518
In front of Hanabank : 349,401,650,730
Across from the Jeil Cinema : Express2, 106,202, 349,401,410-1,503,650,730
Jeil Cinema : Express1, 202-1,410,503,704,706


Mulberry Street


The reason why these alleys have been attracting people’s attention is that the modern historic sites around Gyesan-dong have been introduced to the public.

There are poet, Lee Sangwha’s old house at the end of the alley as well as the former houses of Lee Sangjeong (an independence fighter) and Seo Sangtaek (The advocate of National Debt Repayment Movement), and others.


Subway
Banwoldang Station at exit 14,15 and 16

Bus
Across from the Maeil Newspaper : 420-1
Across from the Jeil Cinema : Express2, 106, 202, 349, 401, 410-1, 503, 650, 730
Jeil Cinema : Express2, 202-1, 410, 503, 704, 706
In front of the Donga Shopping : 305, 405, 414, 509, 609, 909, Bukgu2
Across from the Donga Shopping : 305, 405, 414-1, 509, 609, 840


Hand-made Shoe Street/Motorbike Street


Very different from the motorbike alley, which was quite recently established after covering the stream in the 1960s, the shoe alley is a very old road, which was called ‘Miljeongeori’.

People used to sell their horses after unloading or delivering goods in the road connected to ‘the alleys outside the fortress. This road played an import role in traditional transportation of goods to the area. 



Chemicals Street

The chemicals road starts from the Dongsan police station and stretches to the Jungbu Police Station along the Gyeongsang Gamyeongro road. There have been frequent fires due to the chemical elements retailers settling down in a row of around 300m around Seomunro area from a long time ago. Being called Honmachi, this area was the most popular place for the pleasure-seeking people along with Hyangchon-dong.


Bus
Across from the Textile Hall : 323, 600, 609,651, Donggu2, Bukgu3
In front of the Textile Hall : Express1, Express3, 156, 309, 323-1, 400, 420-1, 427, 508, 521, 600, 609, 623, 651, 724, 840, 909, 939, Donggu2, Bukgu3
In front of the MMC, Across from the MMC : 323, 400-1, 427, 939, Bukgu3 / 323-1, 400, 427, Donggu2, Bukgu3
In front of the Kwak's Hospital : 156, 309, 425, 521, 724, Donggu2 / Express1, Express3, 508, 600, 623
Across from the Kwak's Hospital : Express1, Express3, 156, 309, 425, 508, 521, 600, 623, 724, 909, 939
Behind the Hotel Amigo : 621, 653


Alley Tour Reservation(Engilsh):