Monday, July 2, 2012

[Transportation] Enjoy Summer of Daegu with a train free pass ticket, ‘Rail 路(Road)'

- What is Rail (Road)'?

Theres an interesting train free pass ticket only available for the people under 25 in Korea. The ticket is called RailRo, which means rail road, and its provided twice a year on Korean students vacation period, in Summer and winter. With RailRo ticket, you can travel anywhere in Korea for seven days in a row by riding specific KORAIL Trains. RailRo is a privilege of young people's youth and thats why many university students in Korea take a train trip with RailRo on their vacation. Foreigners under 25 also can get this benefit if you have your passport. Why dont you stop by Daegu while you are traveling around Korea with RailRo?

- Brief information about the ticket.

* Target? All Koreans and Foreigners under 25 (foreigners should be with passport to buy the ticket)
* Period? June 1st, 2012 ~ September 6th(Tickets on sale until August 31st)
* Ticket Price? 56, 500 Won per person.
* Where can I get the ticket? Any KORAIL Train Station in Korea

* Tickets are available only to the first 2,000 people.

- Daegu City also provides some benefits for the RailRo users.

Daegu City provides various discounts for Travelers. When you show your RailRo tickets at the specific places for accommodation, food, shopping and attractions, you can get some discounts. Here's the discount information.

1. Accommodation.
   : 5,000won Discount per person at the hotels below.
    (In the hotle, Apsan business hotel, Enterpark hotel, New grand hotel, and Midus hotel.) 
* Reservation must be required.

2. Anjirang Spicy Gob-Chang street
  : 10 % discount at any restaurant on the street.

3. Pyeonghwa market ddongjib street
  : 10 % discount at any restaurant on the street.

4. Dongin-dong Jjim galbi Street
  : 10 % discount at any restaurant on the street.
    * 5% discount with credit cards.

5. E-world Free pass 
: 28, 000 won  20,000 won

6. Herb Hillz
: 20% discount 

7. Palgong Mountain Cable car
   : 8,000 won  6400 won

8. Camp by Coffee Myungga 
   : 50% discount for all coffee drinks
    (2-ga 71,Gyesan-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu)

9. Hanuelhosu cosmetic(Oriental medicine cosmetic)
   : 10% discount
    ( B1, Daegu City Center, Novotel, Gukchaebosangro 611, Jung-gu)

10. Daegu City Tour
   : Degu City Tour Double Decker Bus 5,000won  4,000won (Tel. 053-603-1800)
   : Palgong Mountain Circulation Bus 5,000won  3,000won

    Samsung Plus Tour (Tel. 053-627-8900), Dongdaegu Tour Information Center (Tel. 053-939-0080)

- Other benefits from Dongdaegu Tour Center

1. Gyeongbuk National University's Dormitory is available for 5,000won

* Period: From July 1st to Aug 31st
* Fare: 5,000won per one person per one day
* First come, first serve. Reservation must be required.

2. Free Bicycle Rental Service
* Period: From July 1st to Aug 31st
* Available bicycles are only 10.
* Price: 5,000won per one person per one day
* First come, first serve. Should return the bicycle before leaving Daegu.

3. Gungjeon Lavender Zzimzilbang Discount
   : 8,000won  6,000won

4. Lotte Cinema 30% Discount coupon will be directly provided when you buy a Railro ticket at the Dongdaegu station Tourist center.

* Dongdaegu Tour Center (Tel. 053-940-2223, 2456/
   Manager: Migyeong Roh (Tel. 053-940-2223, available from 9:00am to 6:00pm)

- 2012 RailRo Travel to Daegu : Modern Streets of Daegu

Modern Streets of Daegu is one of the representative tourism attraction which won Prize of The Tourism Attractions With No Obstacles provided by Korea Tourism Awards. This streets are very meaningful because their modern attractions are well preserved. You can feel the 100 years of history along with the 1.7km long streets.

- 2012 RailRo Travel to Daegu : Downtown Daegu, Dongseongro

Downtown Daegu is one of the biggest mainstreet in Korea and it's the most popular place where Young people in Daegu hang out. Downtown Daegu is famous for it's various them streets. There are Cafe Street, Rodeo Street, Club Street, Fashion and Jewel street. Why don't you explore Streets of Downtown Daegu and enjoy the young fever of Daegu?

- 2012 RailRo Travel to Daegu : Spot Daegu! Enjoy Daegu!

Daegu has many exclusive attractions such as Bangcheon market where tradition and art coexist and Yeongdo Market where there is the world first velvet museum. Seomun Market is one of the 3 representative traditional markets. There's also an European theme park in Korea called E-world. You can try sky jump at the park. While you are traveling in Daegu, you can get the stamps from each attraction and it will be a memorable souvenir. The stamp book(1,000won) is sold at the Travel Information Center.

- 2012 RailRo Travel to Daegu : Place for memories!, Place for food!

Did you know that the famous korean drama, Sarang-bi was filmed in Daegu? Korean wave stars, Geunseok Jang and Youna were the main actors in this drama! The film was mostly taken in Keimyung University Daemyung Campus and Serabi Music Dabang(Korean Traditional style cafe). Keimyung University is already well know for it's beautiful scenery and gardening and many korean films and drams were taken here. Serabi Music Dabang was built as a studio set for the drama and now it's opened to public as a real Dabang. I recommend to go these places to take pictures and make good memories.

What's your most interesting experience when you travel?! Many people would answer tasting local food! Daegu has many special streets where all restaurants sell the same food along the streets. Anjiran Spicy Gobchang street, Pyenghwa Ddongjib Street Apsan Cafe Street Bukseongro Udong and Bulgogi street and Dongindong Zzimgalbi street are one of them. When you get tired of walking and exhausted, try to find the street and enjoy the taste of Daegu!

- 2012 RailRo Travel to Daegu : Famous Restaurants of Daegu!

In addition to the food streets, there are many famous restaurants we recommend in Downtown Daegu. Miz Container and Seoga and cook have their unique recipes. Junghwa banjeom is the father of Yaki udong and there's also a Ddeokboki restaurant of 30 years' tradition. 

Are you already excited to visit Daegu? Come to Daegu with Rail Ro and enjoy our unique culture!

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