Wednesday, July 31, 2013

[Place where wishes come true] Daegu's famous mountain, Palgongsan!

What's the famous mountain that comes into mind when you think of Daegu?
It's Palgongsan!!

To the Sutae Valley in the summer~ a hiking course in the spring and fall, Boasting the magnificence of its beautiful snow flowers in the winter! It's the most famous mountain that is popular among not only the people of Daegu but also tourists from all over the country.
Palgongsan~ there's also another thing that comes up to mind with that name.

'Gatbawi Rock', where you can make one wish come true
The entrance to the Gatbawi Rock hiking route,
Although we can find it by typing the address in our nagivation device,
You can also take the 401 or Palgong 3 buses and get off at the end stop if you plan to use public transportation.

Ah~ we take steps happily as we breathe in the clean and refreshing air of Palgongsan in the early morning. ^^

Look at those green trees~

Prayer writings on beautiful lanterns of various shapes and colors wish for peace and health in one's household~ ^^
And once again.. taking one step at a time!
We arrive at the top of Gatbawi Rock!!

In the early dawn where fog fills the air.. they make their prayers again and again fervently towards the Gatbawi Bhaisajya-guru statue... for their family's health and their kids' education, business...

Do you see the flat rock on top of Buddha's head? The name 'Gatbawi' was given because that posture looked as he is wearing a 'gat'. 

It also looks as if he is wearing a graduation cap. Because of that, especially people with kids who are preparing for the college entrance exam come from all over the country to make their wishes.

Everyone~ let's go make a wish at Palgongsan Gatbawi Rock~~ :)

Monday, July 29, 2013

[Recommendations for places to pray in Daegu] A little France within Daegu, 'Seongmodang'

A little France within Daegu, 'Seongmodang'!
Seongmodang is known as a place where Catholics go to attend masses and pray.
The buildings and scenery feels like as if you're in France.. a beautiful and exotic feeling will accompany your visit. ^^ 

Green trees and grasses, when you drag your body exhausted by the heat.. and enter the Seongmodang~ 
you somehow find peace in the mind along with the gently blowing breeze..

Doesn't it feel so exotic~ ? 
The Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Daegu, Catholic Educational Institute, and clergymen graveyard are also located together where Seongmodang is.

There's also a cafe where you can enjoy a cup of tea.
Isn't is such a unique place?
Who would have imagined that such a place is at the heart of Daegu.... ^^

This is the graveyard of clergymen who were martyred in Korea~
Numerous clergymen who came to Korea and passed on the gospel of Catholicism rest here....

After going around this place leisurely.. the last place we go is~ 'Seongmodang'
Seongmodang is located at the highest place of the Catholic Archdiocese of Daegu.

Here, every morning at 11 am from Monday to Saturday, a mass is dedicated, 
and from 6 am to 9pm, you can quietly give prayers.  
We wish that all of your endeavors turn out well - silently praying to the Virgin Mary by sitting under the sunshining Seongmodang. ^^

Friday, July 26, 2013

[Summer resorts in Daegu] Spending the summer with a cool fountain!

Let’s spend a cool summer in the middle of Daegu!
But how?

Blow~ away the heat by spraying cool water streams at the Fountain Park

Recommendation 1. Daegu Suseong Amusement Park Musical Fountain
Suseong Amusement Park, a place where you would definitely have visited at least once if you live in Daegu~ At the park, which boasts beautiful scenery each season,  you can meet the beautiful Musical Fountain from May to October. Enjoy the great night scene~ and blast away the heat ^^
※ Musical Fountain operating period (May 1st ~ October 17th) / Every Monday, Closed in case of rain
May, August, September, October
- Daytime : 13:00, 16:00 (2 times, 40 min. each)
- Nighttime : 20:00, 21:00 (2 times, 30 min. each)
June, July
- Daytime : 13:00, 16:00 (2 times, 40 min. each)
- Nighttime : 20:30, 21:30 (2 times, 30 min. each)
※ Nearby attractions : Deulangil Food Town, Suseong Land, World Cup Stadium, Children’s Hall

Recommendation 2. Wolgwang Lakeside Park
Wolgwang Lakeside Park is located at Dowon-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu~ it is a park that is popular among Daegu citizens because it is a environment friendly lake park that preserved the surrounding nature landscape. Not only does it have a resting area! But it also has various sports-for-all facilities like inline skating zone, basketball courts, and a gate ball field.

※ Musical Fountain operating period (May ~ October) / Flexible operations depending on weather conditions
May, June, October (6 times daily, runs for 30 mins.)
- Daytime : 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00
- Nighttime : 20:00, 21:00
July, October (9 times daily, runs for 30 mins.)
- Daytime : 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00
- Nighttime : 20:00, 21:00, 22:00
※ Nearby attractions : Daegu Arboretum, Nampyeong Moon’s Family Bonli Habitation, Anjirang Gopchang Alley

Recommendation 3. Daegu Kangjung Reservoir The ARC
Nakdong River, the lifeline of Youngnam that leisurely flows around Dalgoobul~
The ARC fountain at Gangjung Goryeong Reservoir is also a unique attraction to cool down the summer heat. With the beautiful The ARC night scene behind your back, The ARC Forum Floor Fountain magnificently sprays water streams of different colors!
By the way! From July 20th to August 18th ,  ‘One Summer Riverside Culture Festival’ also runs every weekend so wouldn’t it be great to enjoy them together?
※ One Summer Riverside Culture Festival
- Time : July 20th, 2013 (Sat) ~ August 18th(Sun), Every weekend
- Programs : Pressed flower fan making, kids character musical and puppet show, children movie screening etc.
※ The ARC Forum Floor Fountain
Operating hours : Weekdays, Weekends 20:00 ~ 21:00 
※ Nearby attractions : Keimyung University, Dalseong Marsh, Horim Park, Munyang Station Spicy Carfish Stew Alley
- Daegu’s representative industrial alley!
Shall we visit the Glasses Street in Buk-gu, Daegu, the center of Korea’s optical industry?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

[Places to enjoy water entertainment in Daegu] Let’s blast away the heat at water parks in the middle of Daegu!

What is the most popular water park in the middle of Daegu during the summer?

Recommendation 1 Daegu Geumho River Water Park
Daegu Geumho River Water Park unveiled itself for the first time this summer!
We recommend Daegu Geumho River Water Park. ^^ No need to worry about our kids’ water safety! No need to worry about water pollution!
○ Admission : Free
○ Duration : 2013.7.15 ~ 8.18
○ Time : 10:00~19:00
○ Accommodation : Parking lot, dressing rooms, showers, shades, benches, water arch, water tunnel etc.
○ Note :
- Swimming cap is required to enter.
- Bringing in food into the water park is prohibited.

Recommendation 2. Sincheon Water Park
Enjoying water entertainment in first class clean water in Gachang Dam?
A free outdoor water park in the middle of the city! Of course, we can’t leave out Sincheon, right?
○ Admission : Free
○ Duration : 2013.7.6 ~ 8.18
○ Time : 10:00~19:00
○ Accommodation : Parking lot, dressing rooms, restrooms, shades, parasols, tap water etc.
○ Note: Cooking is not allowed
○ Questions : Sincheon Management Office 053)476-9912

Recommendation 3. Sinseo Park
A playground transformed into a water park!!! A swimming pool in the middle of Daegu! Full of rides that our kids will like!
○ Admission : Free
○ Duration : 2013.7.16 ~ 8.30
○ Time : 12:00~17:30

Recommendation 4. Suseong Family Park
A safe water park in the middle of Daegu~ the last hidden place for water entertainment! It’s Suseong Family Park~~
○ Admission : Free
○ Duration : 2013 July ~ early September (Every Monday, Closed in case of rain)
○ Time : 12:00~17:00
○ Note :
 - Please take your trash or throw it in a trash can.
 - Setting up a tent or cooking is prohibited!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Buk-gu Glasses Street, Daegu’s most representative industrial alley!

Here, more than 80% of Korea’s glasses manufacturers are gathered, covering 80~90% of the national glasses production.
The Glasses Street, an axis of Daegu’s economy!
Now then, the optical industry special zone!! Glasses Street~ shall we take a look?
As we enter the Glasses Street, a huge sculpture of a person’s face with glasses on greets us.
'Daegu Optical Industry Special Zone' !!
After being designated as the Optical Industry Special Zone in 2009, streetlights in the form of glasses and various sculptures were installed to publicize that this place is the center of the optical industry.
Actually looking at it~ across the entire Glasses Street~ streetlights shaped like glasses, and even bus stops decorated as a big glasses..

With round edges~ cute glasses are on the top of the bus stop ~ ^^
There are 96 glasses streetlights installed in this section alone!!

The sidewalks are full of blocks that are shaped like glasses~~

If you’ve come to the Glasses Street~? Stop by and take an eyesight test~~ ^^
There is also another place that you must visit.
It’s none other than the Korea Optical Industry Support Center.
You can see the various glasses that Korean glasses companies made~

And also learn about Korea’s old history about glasses. ^^
How did you like it? 
Food alley~ cafe streets~ there are so many different alleys in Daegu!
But you had no idea that there would be a Glasses Street that takes care of Daegu’s sturdy economy? 

This is the end of our second episode for Daegu theme traveling, 'Unique Alley Exploration'.
Of course, you’ll look forward to our third episode, right? ^^

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Vivid and Burning Hot! At the Daegu Chicken-Beer Festival Scene~~

July 18th!! A Hot! Festival that came with the sizzling heat ~
This is Dooryu Baseball Field(Supplementary Stadium) located inside Daegu Dooryu Park, where the Chicken-Beer festival is being held.

The first day~ the booths opened starting at 4PM!! But already.. all these people~ gathered and were in line ....
Oh it’s so hot~ the sunlight was shining down brightly~

Beer, which goes along well with chicken, was also stacked up like a mountain....

Admissions were free!! You only needed to get in line~ and could taste delicious chicken for free.
At the Chicken-Beer Festival, there was an abundance of events prepared by chicken franchises~~ If you solve a problem~ a coupon for a chicken!!

There were several people who asked "Being a festival with chicken and beer... does that mean that students can’t join?"..
Not at all!!
Even students wearing school uniforms? Yes, they can participate~~

But, surely you know that they’re not allowed beer, right? lol
No need to worry because there is a free drinking corner with non-alcoholic beverages ^^
Places where you could sit under the blue sky and enjoy cool beer and chicken were also prepared. ^^

If you want to drink beer? It’s mandatory to verify that you are an adult!!
These people are standing in line to get their IDs checked.. so many of them, right?
Despite the hot weather, a lot of people visited the Chicken-Beer Festival!

And being a chicken festival, there were lots~ of chicken-related events ^^
The Chicken-Beer Festival full of youth spirit! A unique summer experience that you can enjoy only in Daegu!

Did you have fun? This summer, let’s go to Daegu!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

[Daegu Places To Go] A beautiful banquet of lotuses! Come visit the lotus complex in the Ansim Wetlands at Dong-gu, Daegu~

The extreme heat wave is never stopping in July!
Heat~~ can also be a unique charm of the summer! right?
Summer! There's one other thing! that you can see only in the summer~
It's none other than the beautiful 'lotus flowers'

This hot summer, come by the lotus complex,  which is also well known as a photo taking site in Daegu, to meet lotus flowers that have arrived with the heat! We visited the lotus complex at Dong-gu Ansim Wetlands.
Filled with white lotus flowers that have fully blossomed, this place is located near the Ansim Wetlands in Banyawol, Daegu, which is the nation's largest producing area of lotus roots.
White lotuses popping their heads up from the big lotus leaves~ aren't they beautiful?
They also look amazing with the blue sky, doesn't it? ^^
A red dragonfly that sat gently on top of a lotus~
Right now! This place is full of white lotuses and large lotus leaves!
Since lotuses continue to blossom until late August, so if you want to enjoy beautiful lotuses?
And if you want to take photos of beautiful sceneries of nature?
Come by the lotus complex at the Ansim Wetlands in Dong-gu, Daegu!! ^^

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A spine-chilling horror experience! Twice as much as fun by enjoying it with Daegu Chicken-Beer Festival! Let's go to the Daegu Horror Performing Arts Festival!

Twice as much as fun by enjoying it with Daegu Chicken-Beer Festival! Another festival that will blast ~ away the heat!
Ghosts that will give you goose bumps ~ appeared at Dooryu Park!!!

The Daegu Horror Performing Arts Festival~ has prepared plenty of attractions and various events for you by opening at the same time as this year's Chicken-Beer Festival.
The Daegu Horror Performing Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year!
This summer!! Blast away the heat ~ with Daegu Chicken-Beer Festival and the Horror Performing Arts Festival!! ^^  


The 10th Horror Performing Arts Festival

○ Time : July 19th, 2013 (Fri) ~ 21 (Sun)
○ Place : Daegu Culture & Arts Center Bisl Hall, Dooryu Park Kolon Outdoor Music Hall
○ Main performances :

Kolon Outdoor Music Hall
- Yejeon Troupe (The Maids) : July 19th, 2013 (Fri) 22:00
- Godo Troupe (The Enemy's Cosmetics) : July 21st, 2013 (Sun) 22:00
Daegu Culture and Arts Center Bisl Hall
- Yejeon Troupe (The Maids) : July 24th, 2013 (Wed) ~ 28 (Sun) 20:00
- Hanwoolim Troupe (Poison) : July 31st, 2013 (Wed) ~ August 4th (Sun) 20:00
- Lee Song Hee Repertory Troupe (Misunderstanding) : August 7th, 2013 (Wed) ~ 11 (Sun) / Weekday 20:00, Weekend 17:00
○ Program : 
 July 19th (Fri) 17:00 : Opening ceremony, horror makeup parade, horror drums performance, musical singing performance, 'Horror Makeup Festival' with citizens, horror club party, horror movie screening
 July 20th (Sat) 21:30 : Horror B-boy performance, horror play 'The Enemy's Cosmetics'
 July 21st (Sun) 21:30 : Horror choir performance, dance performance - Exorcism, horror play 'The Maids'
○ Side events : Horror mask exhibition, horror makeup, horror clothing, haunted house experience, horror photo exhibition, horror crafts, lucky talisman drawing experience, horror tattoos, tarot card, caricatures, ghost house experience, conquer the ghost etc.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Let's go!! 2013 Daegu Chicken-Beer Festival~~

The Chicken-Beer Festival that you've been waiting fore is just around the corner!!
Wow!! A hot issue that stirred up on SNS just months ago!!

Our fellow readers~ You've all been waiting for this... right? ^^
The Chicken-Beer Festival will heat up Daegu's summer night~

Are you curious what events are waiting for you at the Daegu Chicken & Beer Festival for 4 days?

❍ Title : ‘2013 Chicken-Beer International Festival’
❍ Period : 2013. 7. 18(Thu) ~ 7. 21(Sun)
❍ Place : Dooryu Park supplementary stadium(Dooryu baseball field) 

Detailed schedule

 1. Kyochon Chicken experience
Kyochon Chicken experience/Kyochon CF parody/Couple red wing eating event
○ Time : 2013. 7. 18(Thu), 20(Sat), 21(Sun) 
○ Place : Chicken-Beer Festival main stage

○ Event 1 (Kyochon Chicken experience)
- 18(Thu), total 20 teams(2 people per team)
- A game where the participant who is the first to align chicken pieces after spreading Kyochon original sauce on them, and packaging them in a Kyochon box wins. 

○ Event 2 (Kyochon CF parody & singing the Guiyomee song)
- 20(Sat), total 10 teams / Comedian Yoo Min Sang
- Among the Kyochon Chicken commercials, participants create a parody of their favorite. 1 winner and 2 runner-ups are selected based on the feedbacks they get about their parodies.

○ Event 3 (Couple red wing eating)
- 21(Sun), total 15 teams
- A game where you participate with one partner. One participant rides on the back of the other, who is blindfolded, and quickly feeds him 10 pieces of Kyochon red wings.

2. Chicken memorial cermony
○ Time : 2013. 7. 18(Thu) 19:00 ~ 20:00
○ Place : Chicken-Beer Festival main stage
○ Performers: Park Jung Wook, President of Korea Seodosori Music Research & Preserve Inc.
○ Attending : Gag performance team

3. Invited Performances
○ Place : Chicken-Beer Festival main stage
- July 18th(Thu) /  Cast : Koyote
- July 20th(Sat) / Cast  : No Brain
- July 21st(Sun) / Cast  : KBS Top Band ICY CIDER

4. Party Time with DJ
○ Time : 2013. 7. 18(Thu), 20(Sat), 21(Sun) 21:00 ~ 22:00
○ Place : Chicken-Beer Festival main stage
○ Attending : Top local DJs and performance dancers 

5. MBC Gayo Best
○ Time : 2013. 7. 19(Fri) 19:00 ~ 21:00
○ Place : Chicken-Beer Festival main stage
○ Attending : MBC Gayo Best public recording
○ Participating singers :
- Kangmin, Geum Jandi, Kim Jong Hwan, Leah Kim, Moon Joo Ran, Moon Hee Ok, Park Gu Yoon, Park Il Joon, Park Joo Hee, Seo Jin Pil, Sung Jin Woo, So Myung, Auora, Jung In Ah, Cho Hang Jo, Jiwonee, Ha Tae Woong

6. Dance club battle
○ Time : 2013. 7. 20(Sat) 19:00 ~ 20:00
○ Place : Chicken-Beer Festival main stage
○ Attending : 11 Dance club performance teams from all over the country
○ Event Content
- Congratulatory performance : Cheer performance, Black Market hip-hop performance
- Prizes : 1st place : ₩300,000, 2nd place : ₩200,000(2 teams), 3rd place : ₩100,000(3 teams)

7. “You ROCK I 樂”
○ Time : 2013. 7. 21(Sun) 19:00 ~ 20:00
○ Place : Chicken-Beer Festival main stage
○ Event Content
- Bandi, a group made up of only college students, a joint performance of bands from 5 different universities in Daegu/Gyeongsangbuk-do

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