Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Delicious Daegu, Monorail Gourmet Travel - Daegu’s Representative Premium Travel Route #3

Delicious Daegu, Monorail Gourmet Travel - Daegu’s Representative Premium Travel Route 3
Delicious Daegu, Monorail Gourmet Travel

    Good Food, Good-hearted People, Seomun Market

In Monorail, subway 3, one of the stations that many people get off at is Seomun Market Station. Seomun Market, the largest traditional market in Daegu, was in the top 3 markets during the Joseon dynasty (the other two being Pyeongyang Market and Ganggyeong Market). It has over 5,500 stores and is most famous for its delicious and abundant food. Kalguksu, which tastes just like the good old Nureun guksu(pressed noodles) that people from Daegu enjoy from their childhood, is unrivaled.

Seomun Market : 115-378, Daesin-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea 

    A Beautiful Road in Harmony With Time and Architecture, Modern History Alley

Modern History Alley is really nice if you want to travel by foot in Daegu. Among the 5 courses, the second course 'Trip to Modern History Alley' is not only nice to look at, but is also rich with stories. Sites that you can see include: Gyesan Catholic Church (the first western building in Daegu), House of Yi Sang-Hwa (a national poet), House of Seo Sang-Don (leader of the National Debt Redemption movement), and Jeil Church, the very first Christian church in Gyeongsangbuk-do province. 

Gyesan Catholic Church : 10-1, Seoseongno 1-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

    The 5 Heavenly King Bread, Pilgrimage to Bread

As if on a pilgrimage, you can have a "Bread pilgrimage" in Daegu by going around the country to visit famous bakeries. Drug bread, croquette, bean jam buns, jeokdubyeong, and steamed buns are the so-called 5 heavenly king bread in Daegu. 'Drug bread' from Samsong Bakery is a corn bread completely filled with grains of corn. It has a smooth sesame taste. It has been managed by three generations ever since it opened in 1957. Banwoldang Croquette and Geundae Golmok Danpatpang(Modern History Alley Sweet Redbean Bun), located near Samsong Bakery are also must-try bakeries. 

Modern History Alley Sweet Redbean Bun : 53-4, Dongseongno 3-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

    A Thousand Faces Where Memories and Freshness Coexist, Dongseongro

Dongseongro, also called Myeongdong of Daegu, is the most urbanized street in Daegu. It flourishes with things to look at and taste such as in Cafe Alley and Yasi Alley. Dongseongro has alleys that stretches out like a web with diverse names like Yasi Alley, Wolf Alley, Street Food Alley, and Nail Alley. Also, different events like busking and musical performances are hosted here. 

Dongseongro : 424, Jungang-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

    Get lost in The Sesame Taste and The City of Romance, Anjirang Gopchang Alley (Small Intestines Alley)

Anjirang Gopchang Alley is where about 60 restaurants that serve small intestines are concentrated in. The tradition of Anjirang small intestine where the smell of sesame fills the whole alley was started by 'Chungbuk Small Intestines'. They have been on this business for 40 years now and are passing the tips to the others until the whole alley developed into the so-called Anjirang Pork Small Intestines Alley now. They sell dishes for only 12,000 won that’s why the number of people who wish to taste Beef Tripe never stops. 

Anjirang Gopchang Alley : 872-1, Daemyeong 9-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea

    Music Becomes A Scenery, Kim Gwang-seok Street

A total of 27 artists participated and presented more than 40 pieces of art in the Kim Gwang-seok Street. Murals of the legendary Korean folk musician, Kim Gwang-seok and his beautiful lyrics fill the street. It is quite fun to take pictures in front of different murals that have their own distinct character. It is also very fun and appealing to try the food in our reminiscence like Bindaetteok, Teokboki, and Dalgona from Bangjeon Market. 

Kim Gwang-seok Street : 1-1, Daebong 1-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

    Secret Places, Daebong Water Reservoir and Seobongsa Dajeong Cafe

Seobongsa, a place you can find when you climb the 99 stairs following the cute and pretty murals, has been drawing attention since the painting of Ksitigarbha and Ten Kings of the Hells were assigned as national treasure number 1856. The book cafe, Dajeong is also well known to tourists. With books everywhere, comfortable chairs and a gentle tranquil glow of the sunlight, what could be a much better ambience for reading? Also, try and enjoy your healing walk around Icheondong. 

Seobongsa : 31, Myeongdeok-ro 54-gil, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea

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