Thursday, September 4, 2014

The favorite Dating Spot in Daegu, Korea

While dating culture is quite a huge thing for Koreans, it might not be so for foreigners. Even if Korea is a conservative country, their dating culture is quite open. You can see couples walking down the road in similar outfits, hand in hand, or feeding each other treats with lovey-dovey looks on their faces in cafés and public parks. So, where to go for a date when you want some privacy?

Viewing points and parks.

One of my two favourite viewing points in Daegu are Chimsan park (침산공원) and Sunrise park (해맞이공원). They are higher hills inside the city in northern parts of Daegu, with well-kept nature scenery and resting points (pavilions). And the best part of it – there aren’t many people around! Be it day time or night time, the places have a romantic aura and a relaxing atmosphere.

Lakes, ponds and fountains.

What is the best way to keep cool in hot summer? Near any water, I’d assume. One very amazing place to take a stroll alone or with your date is definitely Suseong Lake in south-east part of Daegu. During day time you can enjoy the nice view around the area, perhaps even a romantic ride on the duck boat or take some rides in the amusement park next to it. Night time at the lake offers a very amazing laser water show that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. And if you feel too tired from all the walking, the place is surrounded by different types of cafes and restaurants – just pick one to your liking.

Timetable for laser water show 

If you’re in north-east part of Daegu, then Bongmu Leports Park is a nice and quiet place to take a stroll in with your lover. There are a lot of daily activities to do in a 12ptarea of land, but to just circle the whole lake, the walking/biking road is around 7 kilometres. However if you’re interested in some more physical activities, then you can also enjoy fun refreshing water activities on the lake - duck-themed motor boats, water skiing and banana boats.

Prices for Bongmu activities 

Special areas – Keimyung University & Herb Hillz

Keimyung University campuses are pretty unique areas in Daegu. The style of the buildings and campuses is quite western and in my opinion, quite romantic. But perhaps not only for me, since Korean drama Love Rain was shot in the grounds of Keimyung University (Daemyeong Campus & Seongseo Campus) while the drama talks about – romance and everlasting love. Check out more information about Love Rain filming locations here.

Herb Hillz – It’s an eco-themed park, offering many attractions to its visitors in a lovely nature filled atmosphere. In addition to the herbs and flowers, this quaint nature theme park comes complete with bumper cars, a swinging ship, a family-oriented zoo, and a variety of cute stores. It’s a perfect hangout for couples and even families. The peaseful atmosphere is filled with sweet fragrance of the various plants growing in that area, accompanied by soft water sound in the background. However, it can be quite crouded during peak hours.

Operating Hours
Weekday: 09:30 - 19:00
Weekend & Holiday: 09:30 - 20:00

Admission Fee (Individual)
- Weekday: Adults 7,000 won / Children 5,000 won
- Weekend & Holiday: Adults 8,000 won / Children 6,000 won

More information about Herb Hillz is located here.

Fun fact!
Currently airing Korean drama “It’s Okay, It’s Love” (괜찮아, 사랑이야) filmed an episode in Bongmu Leports Park and Herb Hillz as well.

Hope this information was somewhat useful.
Enjoy your date!

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