Friday, October 31, 2014

Daegu chrysanthemum festival / fragrant fall flower, chrysanthemums bloomed! Let’s go on a picnic to Daegu arboretum chrysanthemum festival!

Korea’s fall is famous for its beauty.
Trees dye into colorful and pretty foliage, and flowers bloom to be lively.

Every year, Daegu becomes more pretty with these trees and flowers. 
On top of that is Chrysanthemum Festival being held in Daegu arboretum. 

2014 Daegu Arboretum Chrysanthemum Festival that begins on the 28th of October is a large scale chrysanthemum festival of about 10 thousand chrysanthemums.

Guide to Daegu arboretum chrysanthemum festival, the festival of bloomed chrysanthemums.

2014 Daegu arboretum chrysanthemum festival
▶ When : October 28th (Tues) 2014 ~ November 9th (Sun), for 13 days
▶ Where : Daegu arboretum
▶ Admissions : Free
In this year’s chrysanthemum festival, about 370 pieces of various models including the horse models, and Tayo bus models will be displayed!

Not only that, but there will be about 10,000 pieces of large and small chrysanthemums, and other 3 stage form chrysanthemums to catch the eyes of the visitors.

Since you have lot of time to see them for 13 days, visit Daegu arboretum with your family, friends, and lover to see chrysanthemums in the fall.

Intoxicated with chrysanthemum scents~ this is one great way to spend your fall of Korea!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Recommended fall photo shoot scenes / Picturesque scenery on the top of the mountain! To Daegu’s photo shoot attraction, Gachang healing park Pony Farm!

Many places in Korea are now at the peak of autumn foliage, and southern region including Daegu will get to the peak starting on the last week of October.

When you visit Daegu at this time, visit Healing Park Pony Farm in Daegu, Dalseong-gun, Gachang-myeon, the place that is famous for fall pictures.
Located on the top of the mountain, Healing Park Pony Farm is 15 minutes away from the eatery town entrance by car.
Healing Park Pony Farm is a complex leisure spot where you can enjoy pony riding, camping, and fishing.
When you drive up to the Pony Farm, to your left is the main entrance of Pony Farm that leads to the camping site, and to your right is the Pony Farm.
White farm fences and blue sky makes a beautiful view.
There are many ponies inside the fences, and the kids can touch them and ride them.
You can also go camping to Gachang Healing Park Pony Farm.
You can easily put up a tent in clean camping zone.
Washbasin, recycling bin, bathroom, showers, and other accommodations are equipped too. 
On the other side, barbeque place with great view and dining spaces are prepared.
Open air swimming pool and playground for children are prepared as well.
You can enjoy fishing at the small pond.

Pony Park is well-decorated inside with pinwheel and pine trees, so it is a great place to feel the nature.

You can also see “sotdae”, the traditional pillar of Korea.

If you want to spend Korea’s fall abundantly, visit Healing Park Pony Farm.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Daegu’s October Event/ A time to fall into the charms of beautiful buildings! 2014 Daegu Architect Culture Biennale

If there is an art piece we encounter every day, wouldn’t it be the architectural structures?

Taj Mahal of India, Eiffel Tower of France, Pyramid of Egypt, and Gyeongbokgung Palace of Korea and more.

It is also the architectural structures that create an image of each country!

Perhaps that is why the interest on architectures is increasing more recently~
An exhibition where you can get to know the architectural structures and architectural culture of Korea and Daegu is to be held.

The 2014 Daegu Architect Culture Biennale is held around for a week from the end of October to the start of November in every 2 years. 

It is a biennale that introduces the potential of Daegu architecture, seeks the identity, and where the active participation by public and experts stands out.

▶ Theme : Credition
▶ Date : October 30, 2014 (Thursday) ~ November 8, 2014 (Saturday), for 10 days.
▶ Venue : Daegu Art Factory
▶ Official Homepage :
▶ Event Information
    1. Special Exhibition
- Exhibition of Prize-winning work of 2014 Daegu International Architecture Competition
- International Architecture Exhibition in Japan
- Architecture and Fashion
- Hanok Five Senses Experience

    2. Participation Event
        - Imagination Playground for Adults
- Date : October 31, November 2
- Childhood’s imagination playground through architectural structures utilizing 
            recycled materials
        - Let’s Build at Sincheon
- Date : November 1
- Participation event for creative interpretation about Sincheon

        - School of Architecture for Kids
- Date : November 1
- An experience event where kids create space by cutting, pasting, and drawing 
            alone, aiming for the understanding of the architectural space

        - Student Competition Models of Architectural Masterpieces Citizen
        - participated Urban School

Visit Daegu to see Daegu Architect Culture Biennale where you can find out the architectural culture of Daegu and get to increase the understanding and interest on architecture!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Review on Daegu Camping Expo / Overnight in the Open Air? It is autumn! _ A vivid review on 2014 Daegu Golf Camping Expo

Autumn of Korea is fantastic for outdoor activities. 
It is because of the weather that is not cold yet not hot, and the wind blows gently. 

That’s why a lot of people go out for the outdoor activities in autumn. Especially, the camping is popular nowadays in Korea. 

An expo the people who likes camping would like was held last October 17, 2014. 
It is the 2014 Daegu Golf Camping Expo. 

The admission fee was 2,000won, and total of 80 brands were operating 258 booths.

This time’s Daegu camping expo was held along with the golf expo. 
On the right side of the entrance were the booths of camping related enterprises and on the left side were the booths for golf enterprises. 

The colorful camping goods are really pretty. 
The site of the Daegu Camping Expo was filled with various camping goods. 

Starting from the most important tent, there were chairs for outdoor, tables, tableware, lantern, tongs, and there were even large camping equipment like a rooftop tent, trailer, etc. 

Besides, the leisure goods were displayed as well. 
There also were many products related to barbeque which pops up into our minds when we think of camping. 

Especially, there were a lot of male spectators and perhaps it is because it is an outdoor related exhibition. 
There were also many spectators looking through the products. 

At the booths of Daegu Golf Expo, various golf goods including golf apparels, gold gloves, cap, accessories, etc. were prepared and people were able to purchase these in an inexpensive price.

People personally tried out the products while listening to the explanation of the seller, and the educational programs like lesson on one-point putting and lecture on swing mechanics, etc. 

Shall we watch a vivid video of the site of 2014 Daegu Golf Camping Expo filled with various programs?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

[Daegu’s Unique Bakery] Looking for a croquette representing Daegu! Croquette specialty house_ Banwoldang Korokke

You have travelled to Daegu?
Do you want to know what foods are in Daegu?

You might think of Bulgogi or Kimchi when it comes to foods representing Korea, but the famous food in Daegu is actually Banwoldang Korokke.

Korokke is a Japanese pronunciation of croquette. The croquette which is a Western food was passed to Korea through Japan. 

Croquette specialty house, the Banwoldang Korokke is the local specialty of Daegu that had been introduced in Korean television program. 

The most typical menu is vegetable croquette but you may choose from Kimchi, curry, egg, sweet potato, cheese potato, etc. according to your taste. 

The price is inexpensive costing 1,500 won. 

Among these, I chose cheese potato croquette and spicy tuna croquette. 
If you wait for a while after you have ordered, you can taste the hot croquette. 

Cheese potato croquette is filled with cheese a lot that cheese is flowing down. 

If you are curious of spicy taste Koreans like, a spicy tuna croquette would be nice, right?

The main branch of Daegu Banwoldang Korokke is located at the 2nd floor of central fountain at Metro Center inside Banwoldang subway station. 

You must come to Daegu and try out the taste of Daegu’s specialty, croquette! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Train trip to Daegu, the 11th ? Daegu subway line 2, places to go near Gangchang station ~ Moonyang station

Daegu’s weather is really fine these days!
This is the best time to go on a trip to Daegu.

Let’s start with our 11th story of train trip to Daegu.
Today’s station is a course that uses Daegu subway line 2 which is from Gangchang station, Daesil station, Dasa station, and Moonyang station! It is a route that can not only see Geumho River and Nakdong River, but also a place where you can enjoy the ride in the nature!
Now, let’s check out the places to go!

□ Gangchang station~Moonyang station

□ Gangchang station / bicycle rent

Gangchang station is providing free bicycle rental service to help the tour around the place!
Anyone can rent a bicycle from a bicycle rental place in Gangchang station after showing their identification and filling out a simple form, as long as they are 15 years old and above.

□ Daesil Station / The Arc, Kangjung-Koryung Weir

The place you can go by exiting through the third exit in Daesil station! The Arc and Kangjung-Koryung Weir.

The Arc is a cultural center of 4 Rivers built on a motif of river, water, and nature.

It has exhibition space, art gallery, and huge circle movie theater with water as a theme. It has a great night view as well.
Kangjung-Koryung Weir too was built during the maintenance business of 4 Rivers and has a bicycle road, so it is a favorite place of many people who love to bike.

□ Dasa station / Dalseong marsh, Ssangnyong Noksaekgil
The next is Dasa station.

You can go to Dalseong marsh land if you take a taxi or ride a bike from the third exit of Dasa station.

In Dalseong marsh land, you can see cosmos in early fall and flame grass in winter.

Dalseong marsh land is pretty big extending from Geumho river to Nakdong river, so you can go here from Keimyung University station or Gangchang station. You can also see Ssangnyong Noksaekgil to the direction of Keimyung University station and Gangchang station.

Ssangnyong Noksaekgil is a walking trail that is 18km long, and made with different themes such as mountain pat, riverside road, side road, and trails. 
The entrance of 7th course of Ssangnyong Noksaekgil is decorated with metasequoia, so it is known for green beauty.

□ Moonyang station / local food direct sales market, Mount Macheon, Moonyang catfish spicy stew alley

The last station for today is Moonyang station, the last station of line 2 and the only ground station of Daegu.

The first place of Moonyang station is the local fooddirect sales market.

Moonyang station local food direct sales market sells rice, mushrooms, chilies, fruits, and other agricultural product produced in the area. 

If you make a left turn from the 1st or 2nd exit of Moonyang station, you can start on a hike to Mount Macheon!

There are three hiking paths in Mount Macheon, and the longest path that includes Mount Macheon ridge takes about 3 hours, and the other two paths take 1 hour.

Take 3 hour path if you love to exercise! And we recommend 1 hour

path for those who just started exercising and have low stamina. 

After the hike, visit Moonyang station Bugok-ri catfish spicy stew alley that we recommend.

Catfish spicy stew alley in Dalseong-gun, Dasa-eup, Bugok-ri is a place famous for rice paddy catfish spicy stew which is one of the 10 delicacies of Daegu.
Catfish spicy stew on a chilly day is very tasty.

On a fall with high sky and clear and cool wind, how does a train trip to Daegu to enjoy biking and hiking sound like?