Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Recommendation of budget travel in Daegu of Korea Tourism Organization

Are you planning to travel in Korea during the Korea Spring Tourism Week?

Here is the recommendation of 1 night and 2 days budget travel of Korea Tourism Organization.

The course includes Daegu’s tour attractions that you can visit by Daegu city tour double-decker bus. The convenient city tour bus will guide you to the Daegu’s popular tour spots!


[Tour course for you]

Day 1 with Daegu City Tour Bus
10:50 Get on the Daegu City Tour Bus at Dongdaegu station
11:30 Old Guam-Seowon (Confucian academy)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Get back on the Daegu City Tour Bus
17:00 Velvet Gallery Youngdodaum (5 min from Gwangseok-gil Street at Bangcheon market city tour bus station on foot)
19:30 Dinner & Check in

Day 2
10:00 Cable car at Mount Palgong
13:00 Lunch
15:30 Shooting Experience and Daegu Shooting Range
17:00 Finish


★ Daegu City Tour Bus ★




- Operation hours  9:30am ~ 6:40pm (No operation on Mondays, Seolnal the New Years Day, and Chuseok the Thanksgiving Day)
- Fare : 5,000won for adults & university students
            4,000won for middle & high school students
            3,000won for elementary school students
            Seniors & the disabled
- Website: Click 

★ The city tour bus is free for visitors who uses trains or express buses during Korea Spring Tourism Week.



1. Old Guam-Seowon (Confucian academy)




The peaceful Old Guam Seowon is located in the one of Daegu's Alley tours which featured as one of 2012 Star of Korean Tourism. It offers a variety of Korean cultural programs and Hanok stay (Hanok is a house of Korean traditional architecture style)

- Operation hours  9:00~17:00
- Free admission



2. Velvet Gallery Youngdodaum



Youngdodaum is the first professional velvet culture space in the world established by Youngdo Velvet, the world’s largest velvet manufacture company. 
Youngdodaum displays and sells various products developed by Youngdo Velvet such as velvet fashion clothes, bags, scarves, and beddings. Velvet Experience Center and Education Center are also available.

- Operation hours  10:00~18:00
- Free admission

※ 10% off for products during the Korea Spring Tourism Week.



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. 
Every autumn, the area of Bangcheon Market and Dongseongno hosts a “Kim Gwangseok’s Singing Contest.”



4. Mount Palgong Cable Car




- Operation hours  9:30~17:00
- Fares : Adult 8,000won (Return-trip), 5,000won (One-way)
              Children 5,000won (Return-trip), 3,000won (One-way)
              Adults are defined as those going to middle school or older.
- Website : Click

- How to get to Palgongsan cable car

ㆍ From  Dongdaegu Train Station
Move to the right side under a pedestrian overpass on right hand side of Dongdaegu Train Station, take Express bus 1, and after 9 stops, get off at the final stop (Donghwa Facilities Area)(approx. 41 minutes) > Walk to Palgongsan Cable Car (200m, approx. 7 mins)


▲ Captured image from the website of Mount Palgong cable car

Address : Yongsu-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea



5. Shooting Experience and Daegu Shooting Range




Daegu Shooting Range has 191,300㎡ of land, 236 indoor shooting ranges and 4 outdoor shooting ranges(Skeet shooting, Clay shooting-3, American trap shooting-1) at the biggest shooting place in Korea. 
Other Facilities are a player lodging, an assembly hall, a locker room, an armory, an ammunition dump, a weight room, a cafeteria and a shower room and soon.

- Operation hours
  Sunday - Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
  (Nov – Feb : clay shooting from 9:00 - 17:00 due to daylight limitations.)
- Website : Click

- How to get to Daegu Shooting Range

There is a bus that goes here but it is very infrequent so the best way to travel here would be to get a taxi. If you get a taxi from Dongdaegu station it will cost you 15,000 won.
A taxi from downtown will cost close to 17,000 won.
If you do want to catch a bus it is: Chilgok 2 (which travels to the range 8 times a day)

Also when you want to leave the facility the staff will be happy to call you a taxi.



▲ Map from the website of Daegu shooting range


Address : 169 Munju-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea (40, Geumho-dong)



[Accommodation]

Apsan Business Hotel
- TEL : +82-53-625-8118
- Address : 1713-2, Daemyeong 5-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea

GongKam guest house
- TEL : +82-70-8915-8991
- Address : 32, Jungang-daero 79-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

Herotel
- TEL : +82- 53-421-8988, 657-12
-  Address : Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

Hanok & Spa
- TEL : +82-53-214-6116, 46-5
- Address : Seoseong-ro 16-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

Palgong Park Hotel
- TEL: +82-53-985-0808
- Address : 1121, Palgongsan-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea

Palgong Hot Spring Tourism Hotel
- TEL : +82-53-985-8080
- Address : 11, Palgongsan-ro 185-gil, Dong-gu, Korea