Wednesday, August 12, 2015

3 Great Summer Getaways in Korea :: Valleys and Temple in the Daegu suburb

August is the peak month of summer vacation in Korea.
Here we recommend some summer getaways for those who are still looking for places to go.
Here are the Top Three Summer Getaways where you can feel the coolness and cleanness of nature!
They are all conveniently located in the Daegu suburb, easily accessible from the city center!

Sutaegol Valley in Mt. Palgong


Sutaegol, located near the Donghwasa Temple, is one of the most beloved places of Daegu citizens. It gives its visitors a heavenly feeling of enjoyments of the clean and cool water.
Sutaegol is one of the best places to fully enjoy nature, especially with some of the waterfalls that can be found there as well.
For your reference, getting in the water, swimming, camping, cooking and bringing of firearms are not allowed in Sutaegol Valley. Please observe the rules in order to preserve the nature park’s condition!

○ Direction for Sutaegol from Dongdaegu station
1. Subway + Bus (1hr 35mins)
Dongdaegu station, subway line 1 → Transfer to a bus 'Geuphang1(급행1) bound for Ayang-gyo station at exit 2 of Ayang-gyo station → Get off at the last bus stop → 30 min walk to Sutaegol.
2. Bus (1 hr 25 mins)
'Palgong1(팔공1)' bound for Chilseong market in front of KT Dongdaegu → Get off at Youth centre of Korea → 25 min walk to Sutaegol
3. Taxi (40 mins) and rate 19,000won.

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



Cheonggyesa Temple


When listing summer getaways, Cheonggyesa Temple cannot be excluded from the list!
It is a small temple in Mt. Daedeok located in Suseong-gu, Daegu.
This is a popular place for those who seek refreshments in nature.


For your reference, getting in the water, swimming, cooking and bringing of firearms are not allowed. Please observe the rules in order to preserve the nature park’s condition!

○ Direction for Cheonggyesa temple
1. Bus : 403, 609 or 939 → Get off at Daegu stadium → 30 min walk to Cheonggyesa temple.
2. Taxi : If you departure from Dongdaegu station by Taxi, it'll take you about 35 mins and cost 14,000won.

○ Address : 626, Daeheung-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea



Hillcrest Natural Valley


Natural Valley, which is located in Hillcrest (previously known as Herbhills), is a famous summer getaway for enjoying various activities. 
Aside from the Eco-adventure, where you can explore the trees using a rope, there are lots of arts and crafts activities, such as making doorplates and chocolates, which kids will surely love.
Hillcrest is a place where you can enjoy various activities while also hanging out in the Natural Valley!
Moreover, Hillcrest allows you to enjoy outdoor camping BBQs during the summer.
If you want a carefree place to visit during the summer, Hillcrest Natural Valley in Daegu is perfect for you.

○ Direction for Hillcrest 
1. Bus : 240, 304, 405, 413, 449, Gachang2(가창2) or Geuphang2(급행2) → Get off at Hillcrest.
2. Taxi : If you departure from Dongdaegu station by Taxi, it will take you about 25 mins and cost 12,000won.

○ Address : 534-1 Yonggye-ri, Gachang-myeon