Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Historical Place in Korea - A Walk to the Colonel Nayar Monument in Daegu

Historical Place in Korea
A Walk to the Colonel Nayar Monument in Daegu

There are many historical and beautiful place in Daegu which is worth to see and experience. I have visited many place but this month it was very special experience for me. So I thought to introduce and share this wonderful and amazing historical place with the readers. 

If you like to see some historical place and walk around the nature, then I would recommend you to visit an Indian martyr who sacrificed his life during the inter Korean war time in Daegu. Yes I am talking about the Monument of Colonel Nayar.

This may sound to you little bit strange, but an Indian Colonel M. K. Unni Nayar an Indian army delegate appointed from UN commission on Korea was killed on duty while he was providing help to the people of Korea during the South and North Korean war in 1950. He was appointed here for not war but for the peace and help to the war effected people but he himself bravely sacrificed himself for the people of Korean peninsula.

I am going to tell a brief history about him and then I will share some pictures surrounding the area of Colonel Nayar memorial.
Mr. M. K. Unni Nayar was killed on 12 August 1950 and next day his body was cremated at the Beomeo-dong mountain near Suseong-gu and later Dague local government official made monument to remember his great contribution for the people of Korea. Later Colonel Nayar family visited this place and pay respect to the great person for his great work. Korean always remember and pay thanks to all the Indian people for this great contribution and help during the war time. 
As you can see on the board, it is written “Immortal Love!! Linking India and Korea” that tell the deep root of love and friendship between two countries despited of geographically far from each other but live together in the heart of each other since a very long time and there are many historical evidence we can see.

I took local transport with my friend and reach to the Susong-gu Beomeo-dong intersection. Then took a walk along with my friend to the Daegu girls' high school and found a small green hill near by there and there were a narrow way to go up to the hill. Walking inside the green silent hill was very interesting and new experience to us. There were few benches we saw inside the jungle. Then we find the memorial after walking around 20 minutes and reach to the memorial. I and m
y friend first paid tribute in front of Memorial.

As we can see in the map there are many ways to reach to the Colonel Nayar monument. I am sure you will feel pleasant here and the green hill give you peace and joy. If you have more time you may discover the green and clean hill area and spend some time with friend to walk inside the hill. 

After walking around the wonderful place and monument we decided to visit an Indian restaurant near by Beomo metro station to pay tribute with Colonel Nayar lovable Indian Curry and talked little more about the life and scarify of Colonel Nayar and his family and the emotion of Korean with him.

After that we walk around the area and found that KBS office is very near by the colonel Nayar monument.

The Colonel Nayar Monument is located in Beomeo Park, 11min walk from the Korean children's centre station, subway line 3.