Monday, November 30, 2015

‎Walking in a Historical Place of Daegu, Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park

<‎Walking in a Historical Place of Daegu, Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park
A Historical Place of Daegu, Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park


Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park serves as a resting place with a walking path and benches for people. This is a beautiful spot in all seasons with the wild flowers and trees. The paths through hundreds of tombs make a short, hilly climb. A peaceful hike can be combined with other things through the paths.





In Bullodong Ancient Tomb Park‬, about 200 tombs are located. They offer visitors a grand scene with their well-preserved shapes and various sizes at Bullodong hillock.
The tombs were designated as a historical site No. 262 on Jun 1978. They are believed to be the tombs of those who ruled the region during ancient times, and they were formed during the Three Kingdoms era.



Meet the ancient times of old Korea in the historic site that gives people a grand view with over 200 tombs. 


• Admission : Free
• How to go? 
Take bus 101, 101-1 or 401 at Dongdaegu station and get off at Bullo-dong Catholic Church.
It is a 5 min walk from the bus stop.
If you get there by taxi from Dongdaegu station, it will take you about 20 mins and cost about 7,000won.
• Address : 335 Bullo-dong, Dong-gu, South Daegu


335 Bullo-dong, Dong-gu, South Daegu

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Experience of Korean traditional Market - Banyawol five-day interval village market in Daegu

Experience of Korean traditional Market - Banyawol five-day interval village market in Daegu
Have you heard of a five-day interval village market?

In Korea, There is a traditional market that is held every 5 days. Five-day market culture dates back all the way back to Joseon dynasty and it used to be where manufacturers like farmers, craftsman, fishermen, and etc. met in set date and space to barter items.





There is Banyawol five-day market in Daegu. On the days the market is open, you can find the place crowded with people, sellers, all sorts of agricultural and marine products, and basic necessities such as shoes and clothes. These items have good qualities and are very cheap. 




Fried fish cakes, traditional snacks, grains, freshly baked bread and fresh fruits, and delicious looking foods catch people’s eyes. There are some nice vendors that let the customers test-try some of their products or the fruits and these are the charm of Korean traditional markets.


Banyawol five day market in Daegu is held on dates that end with 1 or 6(1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26). When it falls on the 31st, then it is held on the 1st of the next month.




■ Transportation 
    Bus 55, 55-1, 555, 818, 708, 805, 808, 814, 836, 849, 980, Dong-gu2(동구2), Geuphang5(급행5)



174-1, Singi-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea

Friday, November 27, 2015

Leisure Activity For Weekends - 2 Wheel Electric Scooter Riding along Geumho Riverside in Yulha Sports Park, Korea

Leisure Activity - 2 Wheel Electric Scooter Riding along Geumho Riverside
Leisure Activity - 2 Wheel Electric Scooter Riding along Geumho Riverside


Electric scooters have been going viral in Korea recently, and among them, the ones with 2 big wheels are most popular. These big-wheeled scooters (왕발통_Wangbaltong) look like electric kick boards that need both feet on the board. It is relatively easy to ride and that gets it the attention as a new form of recreational activities in the young generation. 



The stores that sell these big-wheeled scooters are located around the Yulha sports park and you can rent them along with knee pads. You may get a short 1:1 lesson from the store owner before starting. 



For safety, you can only ride along the riverside road in the park. 
You will find people biking and jogging in the riverside road with a fair view. Flame grass and Geumho River swamp stretches out on the side, and you will delightfully enjoy riding watching them. 



How do you like going on big-wheeled scooter riding with a refreshing view this weekend? :) 


■ 10,000won per 1 hour rent (※ Not available on rainy days)
 Transportation  
    Bus Suseong3(수성3), Suseong3-1(수성3-1) in front of Yulha Park
 Yulha Sports Park : 1626 Yulha-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea



1626 Yulha-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea

Thursday, November 26, 2015

How to Spend December 2015 – Christmas performances in Korea during the holiday season range.

Christmas Performances in Korea during the holiday season range
Christmas Performances in Korea during the holiday season range


Here are some of the great events that will make your last month of 2015 full of joy!
A series of major performances will start rolling out from December and continue through the month in Korea. Also, Christmas performances during the holiday season range are prepared to make you feel Christmassy.

Check the schedule of K-POP singers’ music concerts, musicals, Christmas shows and choose from the recommended events below. You will experience the best that Daegu has to offer in December 2015. 



Musical Notre Dame de Paris - French Original Tour


▷ Dec 4 to 13 2015
     Weekdays 19:30 / Sat 15:00, 19:00 / Sun 14:00, 18:00 (No shows on Mon)
▷ Keimyung Art Center (Dalgubeoldaero, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea)
▷ Ticket : VIP 150,000 / OP 130,000 / R 130,000 / S 100,000 / A 80,000 / 60,000
▷ Inquiry : +82-53-422-4224



K-POP Concert - IU CHAT-SHIRE

▷ Sun, Dec 6 2015, 18:00
▷ Daegu EXCO (1676, Sangyeok 2-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea)
▷ Ticket : R 110,000 / S 99,000
▷ Inquiry : +82-1599-2005



Musical Turandot

▷ Dec 9 to 27 2015
    Weekdays 19:30 / Sat 15:00, 19:00 / Sun 14:00 (No shows on Mon)
▷ Daegu Opera House (115, Chilseong-dong 2-ga, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea)
▷ Ticket :  VIP 99,000 / R 77,000 / S 66,000 / A 44,000
▷ Inquiry : +82-1599-1980



K-POT Concert - LEESSANG Theater 2015

▷ Sat Dec 12 2015, 19:00 / Sun Dec 13 2015, 18:00
▷ Kyungpook National University (1370-1, Sangyeok 3-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea)
▷ Ticket : VIP 132,000 / R 121,000 / S 110,000 / A 99,000
▷ Inquiry : +82-1566-9621



Happy Christmas Concert - Les Petits Chanteurs A La Croix De Bais

▷ Fri, Dec 18 2015, 19:30
▷ Daegu Citizen Hall (141 Taepyeong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea)
▷ Ticket : R 70,000 / S 50,000 / A 30,000 / H 20,000
▷ Inquiry : +82-53-250-1400



Christmas Concert - Merry Jazz Christmas

▷ Tue, Dec 22 2015, 19:30 
▷ Daegu Citizen Hall (141 Taepyeong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea)
▷ Ticket : R 20,000 / S 10,000
▷ Inquiry : +82-53-250-1447



Christmas Performance - NANTA

▷ Wed, Dec 23 2015, 19:30 / Thu, Dec 24 2015, 19:00, 22:00 / Dec 25 to 27 2015, 15:00, 18:00  
▷ Suseong Artpia (1137-3, Jisan 1-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea)
▷ Ticket : R 66,000 / S 44,000
▷ Inquiry : +82-53-762-0000

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bukseongro Tools Museum in Daegu Industrial Tools Street - Time Travels into Modern History of Korea

Bukseongro Tools Museum in Daegu Industrial Tools Street Bukseongro Tools Museum in Daegu Industrial Tools Street


Daegu had a fortress around downtown, which was called Daegu Eupseong, and Bukseongro was the north area of it. Now there is Bukseongro Tools Street with lots of tool shops.

In the Bukseongro Tools Street, modern histories of Korea and breathing new life are found. There are remodeled buildings that originally built in the Japanese colonial era.
Lately, this area has changed to host projects to attract tourists. Visit a tourists’ café, an arts shop which sells local artists’ works, and the Tools Museum.



In 1947, when there were not tools manufactured locally, people who had collected used tools from a U.S. military base started a business on the street. This was the beginning of Daegu’s Tools Street which made an increasing number of related businesses and eventually created a shopping district for tools, forming the Tool Street you see now days.





Currently, the street is a great source of various kinds of industrial tools. Furthermore, the Bukseongro Tools Museum, which embodies the modern history and the joy and sorrows of the street, is also found here.


Bukseongro Tools Museum
▷ Open: Tue to Sat 12pm~17pm during Winter season
▷ Entry : FREE
▷ How to go?
     10min walk from the exit 4 of Jungangro station, subway line 1



24, Taepyeong-ro 28-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A city that is more beautiful at night than daytime - Daegu’s Top 3 Nighttime Views in Korea

Daegu’s Top 3 Nighttime Views in Korea
Daegu’s Top 3 Nighttime Views


Don’t be sad that the sun sets earlier during winter compared to other seasons; for because of that, you are able to see the amazing night views of Daegu.
Daegu Travel introduces three of the best spots to watch the beautiful scenery in Daegu.



The ARC

One of the must-go places in Daegu is The Arc located in Dalseong-gun. The beautiful light that surrounds its outside is absolutely fantastic. The scenery is very nice as it is located near the Nakdong River. During summer seasons, various events, such as the modern art festival, are held here. In addition, there are bike roads here and a lot of people enjoy their leisure time biking around during weekends. 





805, Jukgok-ri, Dasa-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, South Korea



Suseong Lake

Suseong Lake is both a resting area for the residences of Daegu and the best place to watch the night views of Daegu. It is lively and dynamic the whole year round due to the people and the busking performances there. There are streets full of cafés and restaurants you can dine in, which give joy day and night. 



Suseong-gu, Daegu, South Korea ‎



Donghwasa Temple of Palgong Mountains

Donghwasa Temple of Palgong Mountains has a different kind of night views compared to that of the city. This is due to the cozy interior of the temple that is filled with lamps. Come visit and enjoy the night view of the lamp that is in beautiful harmony with a 30m tall Tongil-yaksa-yeoraedaebul Buddha Statue. You will feel peace in mind. For your information, Tongil-yaksa-yeoraedaebul Buddha Statue is open 24 hours. 

35 Dohak-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, South Korea

Monday, November 23, 2015

2015 Winter trip in Korea with an unlimited train pass ‘Rail-Ro’ - Winter season for train tickets open!

Winter trip in Korea with an unlimited train pass ‘Rail-Ro’

Get a special travel opportunity for your winter holiday! 
We have good news for backpackers who are planning Korea travel. 

Korail offers the unlimited train tickets to young adults, under 25 years of age, every winter and summer. Unlimited train passes ‘Rail-ro’ for this winter will be sold during the peak travel season from November to February. Ticket holders can use any non-express rail service and may occupy standing or first-come seats available on that day. 



△ Image Courtesy_Official website of Rail-Ro

The 2015 winter Rail-ro pass sales start on November 25 and will stay open until February 29, 2016. Tickets can be purchased at any train station across Korea, and the ticket issued is available until March 6, 2016. Those who wish to purchase Rail-Ro passes are required to present an ID card (passport).

Why don't you travel to Daegu where the history and modern atmosphere coexist with a Rail-Ro train pass this winter? It will get you unforgettable memories of Daegu! :) 




2015 Winter Train Pass ‘Rail-Ro’ Information

☞ Ticket Sales : November 25, 2015 to February 29, 2016
☞ Operating period : December 1, 2015 to March 6, 2016
☞ Eligibility : Anyone under 25 years of age
☞ Ticket type : 5-day pass(56,500won) / 7-day pass(62,700won) / 3-day Family pass for 3 persons(120,000won) / 3-day Family pass for 4 persons(140,000won)
☞ Purchase : LetsKorail website, all stations in Korea
☞ Available trains 
 ITX–Cheongchun, ITX-Saemaeul, Saemaul-ho, Nuri-ro, Mugunghwa and commuter trains for standing and ‘first-come’ seats.
 *Discount offered if seats are reserved: two times per passenger 
 (available for one-way trip only)
 1) Discounts for regular trains on weekdays (Mondays through Fridays)
 2) Discounts for tourism trains (O-train, V-train, DMZ-train)
 (available for the entire operating period except on national holidays)
☞ Ticket Inquiries: +82-1599-7777 (Korean, English) 
☞ Website: www.letskorail.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)      
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Do you know why there are so many beautiful women in Daegu? Pyeonggwang-dong Apples Village in Korea

Pyeonggwang-dong Apples Village in Daegu, Korea
Pyeonggwang-dong Apples Village in Daegu


Do you know why there are so many beautiful women in Daegu?
Many Korean beauty competition winners came from Daegu, declaring that the secret of their beauty is in the apples. Daegu apples are exceptionally sweet and delicious, and include plenty of fiber.



Pyeonggwang-dong Apples Village in Daegu is the location for harvest of the most number of apples, which contain a huge level of Vitamin C. The apples are the top of the special regional products of Daegu and are harvested in Pyeonggwang-dong, a collective cultivation site of 116 year-long tradition.




Daegu, compared to the other areas, is quite warm with only few occasions of rainfall. This was perfect for harvesting apples. From 1960’s until the early 1970’s, the apple harvest amounted up to 80% of that of the entire nation.

If you come to Wanggeon-gil of Pyeonggwang-dong, you will find our country’s oldest tree, an 85-year old hongok apple(Jonathan apple) tree and the ‘Flower of Kent’, which is of the Newton’s apple tree’s species. 



△ The direct descendant of Daegu's first apple tree in Cheongna Hill

The first apple tree of Daegu was planted by Johnson, a missionary of Keimyung university's Dongsan hospital in 1899. You can see the direct descendant of Daegu's first apple tree in Cheongna Hill located near the Dongsan medical missionary museum. This tree was grown from the seed of the first apple tree that led Daegu to become a major apple producer.


● How to go to Cheongna Hill?
9 min walk from the Exit 9 of Sinnam station, subway line 2.
It's located just next to the Dongsan medical missionary museum .

194, Dongsan-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea


● How to go to Whanggeon-gil in Pyeonggwang-dong Apples Village?
Take the subway line 1, get off at Ayanggyo station. And get on the bus ‘Palgong 1(팔공1)’ and then get off at the entrance of Pyeonggwang-dong or at the last stop. 
If you’re going via car, you can drive along the Bulocheon right before the Bulo market, then follow the signpost in Dodong Thuja Forest and keep following the Dopyeong-ro.

971, Pyeonggwang-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea


971, Pyeonggwang-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Velvet Museum in Korea - Velvet Gallery Youngdodaum where you can buy classy velvet items for souvenirs!

Velvet Museum in Korea - Velvet Gallery Youngdodaum where you can buy classy velvet items for souvenirs
Souvenir shopping at Youngdodaum, a velvet gallery in Daegu! 



If you go to Velvet Gallery Youngdodaum, located in Daegu city centre, you will see beautiful velvet items made by the first developer of velvet fabrics in Korea.



Daegu is known as Textile City because textile used to be the pillar industry of the city.
Youngdo Velvet is the first developer and exporter of velvet fabrics in Korea and made Daegu a leader in the world’s velvet market. Youngdo Velvet opened Youngdodaum, which is a museum and gallery to promote velvet textiles and to showcase velvet products. 



Youngdodaum displays and sells different kinds of items made of cozy velvet such as velvet fashion clothes, bags, scarves, and beddings. 





▷ [Weekdays] 10:00~20:00 / [Weekends] 10:00~21:00
    *Closed on Seolnal, Chuseok
▷ TEL : +82-53-710-3700
▷ How to get there? 
    5 min walk to Velvet gallery Youngdodaum from the exit 1 of Kyungpook national university hospital
    station, subway line 2. 



 39, Gongpyeong-ro 4-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A romantic journey with wine-tasting - Night trip to Cheongdo from Daegu by train!

A romantic journey in search of the mood and wine taste - Night trip to Cheongdo from Daegu by train
Night trip to Cheongdo from Daegu by train!


If you are planning to travel Daegu and suburbs of Daegu, we recommend you a trip to Cheongdo by Cheongdo Lighting Train.
Cheongdo Lighting Train runs between Dong-Daegu(east Daegu) station and Cheongdo station of Gyeongsangbuk-do province every Friday. You can travel to Cheongdo from Daegu conveniently.


Cheongdo is famous its wine tunnel which is the world’s first persimmon wine cellar. The wine tunnel is a perfect place for aging persimmon wine, which is made by the process of fermenting seedless persimmons, a local specialty of Cheongdo.
Tourists can join programs such as making their own wine or picking persimmons, also exhibitions, wine sampling, a café and a wine market at the wine tunnel. 



This tour by Cheongdo Lighting Train includes Cheongdo Provence after visiting the wine tunnel. 
Cheongdo Provence is a must-visit tourist attraction with the wine tunnel that cannot be missed as well. It represents the Provence region of southern France so it is very exotic and romantic. There are over 100 photo zones with romantic decorations and various facilities for shopping and dining. It is transformed into a brilliant lighting festival venue at night. 


△ 2014 Cheongdo Provence Luminarie festival
△ 2014 Cheongdo Provence Luminarie festival

[Cheongdo Lighting Tourist Train]

Dong-Daegu station → Cheongdo wine tunnel → Cheongdo Provence → Dong-Daegu station\

19:20~19:46
Dongdaegu station Cheongdo station
Train
19:46~20:10
Move to Cheongdo wine tunnel
Bus
20:10~21:00
Wine tunnel

21:00~21:20
Move to Cheongdo Provence
Bus
21:20~22:20
Cheongdo Provence

22:20~22:40
Move to Cheongdo station
Bus
22:50~23:21
Cheongdo station Dongdaegu station
Train

▶ Operation : Every Friday 
▶ Fare : Adults 17,200 KRW  / Child(4 to 12 year-old) 14,600 KRW
   (Transportation, admissions for wine tunnel and Provence, wine sampling (beverage for child) included.)
▶ Reservation : Phone ☎ +82-53-940-2223
   (Reservation is required before one week)

▶ Foreign Language Service
    1330 Travel Hotline : +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)