Thursday, April 30, 2015

Korea Travel :: Korea Traditional markets in Daegu

Let's first introduce about our team 'Dachaeroum' which mean 'The Colorful' and its program of one night and two days program.

So, Should we first visit the Seomun Market which is one of biggest Traditional market in Daegu. Seomun market literally mean is the "Western Gate Market.  

The 3rd line has opened few days ago in Daegu, So it is easy to get down just near the Seomun Market.
But before making plan to visit here, please keep one thing in mind  that Seomun Market do not open and on the first and third Sunday of the every month.

Seomun Market can be seen the full of people in the every weekend!
There are many foods which travelers can enjoy in the Seomun Market in very cheap price and can experience the authentic taste of Korea. 

First we would like to introduce the most representative food that is called Khalkuksu' in Korean. Khalkuksoo literally means is 'Knife chopped noodle'! 
So one must not exclude the yummy 'Khalkuksu' dish when you are going to visit Seomun Market.

If you want to enjoy Khalkukso and Sujebi together, 
then you should order the Khalkuksu+Sujebi menu that come in one dish.
It is also called 'Khaljebi' in the local dialect, and you can add the 'Boribap' as the extra dish that is also known as the one of mouth watering dish of Korea. Sujebi is also one of the Korean traditional food and it is a kind of Korean style Pasta'. 'Boribap' literally means is 'Boiled Barley rice', and it made by the Barley rice.   

After having the yummy lunch,
you can also enjoy the fresh juice!
There are grape, orange, lemon and other fresh fruit juice are available.
You can also try the cold rice melt drink called 'Shikhy'.    

You can see the Korean traditional dress 'Hanbok' on the second block of Seomun Market.

Seomun Market is also famous for the fabric items.

They can make well designed clothes, bags If you order them, but it is little pricey. 

you can also try Korean traditional pancake as the snack. 

Sticky and chewy Susubukumi(Millet pancake)!

Apart from this, Seomun market is the place where you can find every things of the dailylife like different kind of clothes, utensils and traditional Korean bowls, shoes and blankets. 

After having a good experience in the Seomun Market, if you have some more time visit, then we would like to recommend you the Modern Cultural Alley on the 10 minutes walking distance from the Seomun Market.

There are several Modern Cultural Alley course, but we will experience it in the next time according to the each course.

There is a Medical Missionary Museum located in the Dongsan hospital.  

And you can see the missionary's houses built in the early 1900's near by this.  

After coming down to the street of March First independent movement of Korea you can experience many things. 

You can also enjoy the Gyesan Cathedral which was built in 1902, and it is one of most three famous cathedral in Korea.

In the second day!

We have visited the Kyodong Market that is in the center of Daegu.
In Kyodong market, they do not sell the fruits and vegetables like the other traditional market of Korea, it is famous for the jewelry items, military items, electronics item and shoes etc.  

Kyodong market is generally famous for the Jewellery street. 

Interestingly, there is the lucky stone according to the birth month on the ground of street. 

Apart from the street jewellery shop, there is a separate Jewellery town in the market.
There is also a photo zone of golden color wings for the visitor attraction. 

This is the place where many couples visit for the wedding jewelry item. 

Apart from this, there is many jewelry shops here,
and they also design and make the jewel and sell it on the special order.

Next, There is 'Meokja' which mean 'Let's eat' street in the Kyodong market.
In the early time, people were selling the 'Flat Mandu' on the street, and it was very interesting to eat but now it is difficult to find that. Now they only available in the market shops.     

Flat Mandu is very famous and delicious food item and we would like to strongly recommend to every visitor to taste it.

And you can see the cuttlefish fried pancake with the full of visible cuttlefish.
This is the Kyodong Market's 'Let's eat' street where you can enjoy the sufficient food with your travel mate in only ten thousand Korean won.

There is one more street in the Kyodong market that is known as the 'Yankee street'!
You can also see the selling item store and imported cookies store etc on the street. 

Let's enjoy Daegu's attractive markets!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Colorful Merrymaking at the Dalgubeol Lantern Festival 2015

The season for lanterns is coming!
Dalgubeol Lantern Festival will be held in colorful Daegu to celebrate Buddha’s birthday.

The Korean traditional lantern festival has been continued from United Silla Period long long time ago, now it is the one of popular festivals everyone can enjoy every year! 

The lantern festival starts from 2nd through 5th and 9th of May 2015.
Sincheon will be filled with colorful lanterns shining.

There will be events, performances and a parade during the lantern festival 2015. 

The event, floating lanterns will be located at the waterside of Sincheon between Jungdong bridge and Huimang bridge at 19:00~21:00pm from 2nd~5th of May.

The parade will start at Duryu baseball stadium at 20:00pm on the 9th of May. 
It will pass by Duryu intersection and keep moving to Banwoldang intersection.

[Major events during the Lantern Festival 2015]

Making & Floating lanterns
Date - 19:00~21:00pm, 2nd~5th of May 2015
Venue : Waterside of Sincheon between Jungdong bridge and Huimang bridge

Date - 19:00~21:00pm, 2nd~9th of May 2015
Venue : Stage at Waterside of Sincheon near Jungdong bridge

▲ Jungdong bridge, Daegu, Korea

Ceremony & Flying lanterns
Date - 18:30pm, 9th of May 2015 
Venue : Duryu baseball stadium

Date - 20:00pm, 9th of May 2015 
Venue : Starting at Duryu baseball stadium - Duryu intersection - Banwoldang intersection

▲ Duryu baseball stadium, Daegu, Korea

Daegu’s Special Offers - Gyeongsangbuk-do Tour / Travel in Korea

We have a tour to Gyeongsangbuk-do province which departures from Daegu.
Get the special offer of the tour during the upcoming Korea Tourism Week 2015.

The tours are all one day tours that departure every day to different cities in Gyeongsangbuk-do from 1st~14th May 2015.

▲ Andong Hahoe Village 

 ▲ Hahoetal (Hahoe Mask) in Andong

 ▲ Wolryeonggyo Bridge in Andong

▲ Juwangsan national park in Cheongsong 

▲ Jusanji in Cheongsong

 ▲ Wine Tunnel in Cheongdo 

▲ Wine Tunnel in Cheongdo 

[ Go! Go on Gyeongsangbuk-do Tour from Daegu ]

- Departure : In front of Dongdaegu Station at 9:00am 
- Fare : 9,000won (Normal fare 25,000won)
- Reservations & Inquiries : Daegu Tourism Organization 82+-53-746-6407

★ Reservations can be closed early on a first come, first served basis.

[ The schedule for One Day Tours ]
  • 1st May   Woolsan : Ganjeolgot – Jangsaengpo Whale museum  – Petroglyph Museum 
  • 2nd May   Cheongsong : Trekking in Mountain Juwang – Jusanji – House of Songso 
  • 3rd May   Mungyeong : Mungyeongsaejae Pass – Mungyeong Traditional Bowl of tea Festival 
  • 4th May   Gyeongju : Daereungwon Ancient Tombs – Cheomseongdae(Observatory) - Bulguksa Temple - International Art Fair
  • 5th May   Yeongju : Buseoksa Temple -  Sosuseowon Confucian Academy - Seonbichon (Confucianist Village)
  • 6th May   Pohang / Yeongdeok : Sunrise Park – Wind power plant -  Bogyeongsa Temple - Gyeongsangbuk-do Arboretum
  • 7th May   Seongju / Gimcheon : Hangae Village - Chamber of King Sejong's Princes – Seongjujang - Jikjisa Temple
  • 8th May   Pohang : Homigot Village (National Lighthouse Museum, Millennium Memorial) - Jukdo Market - Gyeongsangbuk-do Arboretum
  • 9th May   Mungyeong : Coal Museum - Traditional Bowl of tea Festival
  • 10th May   Andong : Dosanseowon Confucian Academy - Andong Hahoe Village – Andong Korean traditional paper factory
  • 11th May   Miryang : Pyochungsa Temple - Yeongnamnu Pavilion - Historic Site of Preceptor Samyeong
  • 12th May   Ulsan industrial theme : Hyundai Heavy Industries  - Daewangam Park - Jangsaengpo Whale museum
  • 13th May   Cheongdo : Unmunsa Temple - House of Ungang –Cheongdo eupseong  - Cheongdo Wine Tunnel 
  • 14th  May   Pohang industrial theme : Field trip to POSCO - The POSCO Museum - Gyeongsangbuk-do Arboretum

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Daegu Moonlight Night Tour – Special Offer

See the best night views of Daegu city~!
The Moonlight Night Tour will take you to the best spots at night~!

Get the special tour during the upcoming Korea Tourism Week 1st~14th May 2015.

[Moonlight Night Tour]

- Date : 2nd~10th May, 2015 (Except 6th, 7th May)
- Operation hour : 19:00~22:10
- Tour spots included
  • Apsan Observatory 
  • Suseongmot (Lake Suseong) 
  • Kim kwangseok-Gil Street
- Departure : In front of Hyundai Department Store at Banwoldang station, subway line 2
- Fare
  • Adults 4,000 won 
  • Mid & High school’s students 3,200 won 
  • Elementary school’s students & Seniors 2,400 won 
- Reservation & Inquiries : Samsung plus Tourism +82-53-627-8900

★ The special offer can be closed early on a first come, first served basis.

Check the destinations below that you can visit by the night city tour.

1. Apsan Obervatory

It is an observatory where you can see the city, Daegu at a glance and very refreshing to look at the city far away.

Address : 574-114, Apsansunhwan-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea

2. Suseongmot (Lake Suseong)

Relax in the midst of the quiet of the Lake Suseong while watching the video-music-fountain show!
The amazing fountain show at night will be from May to October.

Address : Suseongmot-gil, Daegu, South Korea

3. Kim Gwangseok-gil Street at Bangcheon Market

Kim Gwangseok-gil Street is a mural street near Bangcheon Market where the now deceased Kim Gwangseok, the singer used to live. The 350m long wall has statues and murals depict his life and music.

Address : Daebong 1-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

Travel to find the Korean traditions - Dalseong-gun City Tour Special Offer

If you want to see the Korea traditional atmosphere,
What about joining the Dalseong-gun City Tour?

Get the special tour during the upcoming Korea Tourism Week 1st~14th May 2015.
You will get discount rates through this city tour promotion below.

[Dalseong-gun City Tour]

- Date : 1st~14th May, 2015
- Fares : Adults & Children 5,000won
  (Normal fares for adults 10,000won, Seniors & Children 7,500won)

- Tour spots included
  • Samunjin Dock
  • Mabijeong Mural Village
  • Dodong Seowon
- Inquiries : CODA Tour +82-53-216-6000

★ The special offer can be closed early on a first come, first served basis.

Check the destinations below that you can visit by the city tour program.

1. Samunjin dock

Samunjin Naru (Samunjin Dock) has been changed to a new tourist destination since started running cruise ship and ferry. Jumak(taverns) has a Korean traditional style ambiance where you can experience past and present.

Address : Seongsan-ri, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu

2. Mabijeong Mural Village

The beautiful and peaceful Mabijeong Mural Village has friendly story of mural with local colors of props, tree, flowers and totem poles.
Visitors to the village have opportunities to experience farming, Red Clay sauna and walking trails with tale of Mabijeong legend.

Address : Bonri-ri, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, South Korea ‎

3. Dodong Seowon

'Seowon' was a local private organization that held memorial services for great scholars and studied Confucianism in the Joseon ear.

'Dodong Seowon' is well known for its beautiful scenery in the Dalseong-gun District, with a 400-year-old gingko tree standing in the yard.

This shows the traditional structure of Seowon built in a simple and frugal way in the mid Joseon Dynasty.

Address : 35 Dodong-ri, Guji-myeon (726 Gujiseo-ro), Dalseong-gun, Daegu, South Korea ‎