Wednesday, November 30, 2016

T'way Air's New Flight Routes To Daegu From Cebu And Hong Kong Launching

New Flight Routes To Daegu Launching 

T’way Air will launch new direct flights between Daegu and Cebu(Philippines) and Hong Kong.
People can travel to Daegu from Cebu, Philippines and Hong Kong directly from next month. Flights from Daegu International Airport to Cebu will begin on December 15 and to Hong Kong on December 13, 2016. 

Photo Courtesy: t'way air

To celebrate the launching new direct airline routes to Daegu, it holds a special giveaway event from December 15 to 31. Grab a special gift while exploring Daegu!

[New Flight Routes Information]
■ Airline: T'way Air
■ Route: Daegu International Airport - Hong Kong
             Daegu International Airport - Cebu(Philippines) 
■ Homepage: Click Here

Daegu ↔ Hong Kong
Daegu ↔ Cebu(Philippines)
Start of Operation
From December 13, 2016
From December 15, 2016
Service Schedule
Three times a week
(Tue, Thu, Sun)
Five times a week
(Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Destination For Music Lovers #3 :: Music Cafe 'C'est La Vie' In Daegu, Famous K-Drama Filming Site In Korea

Destination For Music Lovers #3
Music Cafe 'C'est La Vie'

There are five courses of Modern Alley Tour developed in Daegu. C'est La Vie is a nice place to look around and is connected to the second course of modern cultural alley among the five. You can find it at the end of the stairs going down from the Chungna Hill to the direction of Gyesan Cathedral following the March 1st Independence Movement Road.

C'est La Vie is a music café that is rarely seen these days. It is a place made as a filming location for the K-drama ‘Love Rain’ that was aired in the spring of 2012. C'est La Vie contained the emotion of innocent love in the 70s’ and the trendy love in 2012 at the same time. C'est La Vie appeared having the 70s’ as its background.

Once I entered the room, a full-length photograph of Jang Geun-seok and Yoona who were the main characters of the drama greeted me. There are not much customers. The most of customers are those fans from Japan and China. These people sit down on the spots where the main characters sat, take pictures and talk to each other.

The atmosphere inside is more or less rustic. It is a view with an orange payphone, and the chairs, tables and interior decoration are antiquated. Nonetheless, C'est La Vie has its own charm. It is not painful in the eyes for it is not magnificent. It is also not crowded since there are only a few customers. It is nice to go into deep thinking here because the place feels like you are in an old photo. It is also good that you do not have to move and think fast. And so, it is a nice place to recall memories.

■ Opening Hours 
    10:00 to 20:00 (Closed on Monday)
■ Contact 
■ Address
    60, Gukchaebosang-ro 102-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ Getting to C'est La Vie
    10min walk from exit 9 of Sin-nam Station on subway line 2

Korea's Cultural And Artistic City 'Daegu' :: Daegu Art Museum, Kim Kwang-suk Road, Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Market

Enjoy Daegu City With Culture And Art

Daegu, geographically located in south-eastern Korea, is also hub of culture and arts. Rather it won’t be wrong to call Daegu as ‘Cultural and Artistic City’. It is home of Daegu Art Museum, Daegu Art Factory, Art and Cultural Centre, one of the biggest traditional markets in Korea and also famous Kim Kwang-suk Road. No matter what part of the year you are visiting Daegu, you can always find performances, exhibitions, plays and cultural events happening around the city.

1) Daegu Art Museum - DAM

Let’s take our first trip to “Daegu Art Museum”.  Daegu Art Museum, also called as DAM, started its operations in May, 2011 and since then it has been a major touristic attraction in Daegu.

It’s a 3 floor magnificent structure building with 7 galleries offering all with modern facilities. Since its inauguration, DAM has been hosting lots of artistic and cultural events promoting art works of both local and international artists. 

Every month you can find unique exhibitions at DAM, among the past exhibitions, one of the most famous one was DNA(Design and Art) where artworks of 30 different artists were displayed.

Current Exhibition: 'Choe U-Ram; stil laif'

Among the current exhibitions, famous ones are "Choe U-Ram; stil laif", "2016 Collection - Think Twice, It's All Right” and “LEE Tae Ho Shadows, Clouds”. 

Daegu Art Museum, 706-190, Daegu-si Suseong-gu Samdeok-dong 374

Directions to go
Get off at Daegu Grand Park Station on subway line #2. Come out at Exit No.5 and take the shuttle bus to Daegu Art Museum running twice an hour.

2) Kim Kwang-suk Road
Let’s head towards one of the most popular spot in Daegu ‘Kim Kwang-suk Road’, a mural street that symbolizes Korea’s youth and music. 

This street is dedicated to the memories of late singer, Kim Kwang-suk, who although lived a short life but his music and poetic lines are still cherished by almost all the Koreans. Walking down the street you can find that the street is full of his songs’ lyrics and pictures on walls. 

Upon entrance of the street you can also find Kim Kwang-suk Road’s sculpture while playing guitar where you can’t resist taking pictures. This street has lots of coffee shops and delicious food courts too so this place is really famous among couples.

2238, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu

Directions to go
By Subway: Kyungpook National University Station: Subway Line 2. (12 min walk)

3) Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Market

Well, since music is a food of soul and Kim Kwang-suk Road is the best way to feel relaxed and reduce stress. But if you are still looking to heal your body and soul, Daegu has yet another thing to offer ‘Herbal Medicine Market’. :) 

Daegu is home for one of the oldest herbal medicine markets in South Korea, known as Yangnyeongsi. This market has its international importance since 350 years and still every year Daegu hosts Korea’s biggest herbal medicine cultural festival. 

The Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Street is around 700 meter long street where you can find 24 clinics, 76 wholesalers of ingredients, 20 ginseng stores, and 150 medicine brewery shops.

51-1, Namseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu

Directions to go
By Subway
 1) Banwoldang Station (Daegu Subway Line 1 or 2), Exit 15. (5min-walk)
 2) Jungangno Station (Daegu Subway Line 1), Exit 1. (5min-walk)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Destination For Music Lovers #2 :: Korea’s First Classical Music Hall In Daegu 'Heimat'

Destination For Music Lovers #2
'Heimat' Classical Music Hall

Written by Oh Joo Hwan

Travel Writer

Heimat is Korea’s first classical music hall that opened in 1957 and is kept by 3 generations. The word ‘Heimat’ is a German word which means hometown. For people who love classical music, this place is like home.

Once you get inside, you will see portraits of classical music composers on the wall of the corridor. You will immediately find out the meaning of the drawings. It is because the interior of the hall is decorated like a theater and not a café. With huge speakers placed in front, you can concentrate and listen to the song. If you have a song that you enjoy listening to, you may request for it to be played but if you have none, then you just have to listen to the song chosen by the owner. It features a lot of albums that are hard to find locally and abroad so it is rare not to hear the song that you want.

What made them open the doors of a classical music hall in Daegu?
Mr. Kim Soo-eok, who fled from Seoul during the Korean War, opened Heimat with the purpose of ‘healing the reality of an impoverished world with music’. He was a music lover to the point that he fled with a ton of albums instead of household tools. It was a time when living was harsh but during the 1960’s-1970’s, customers even stood in the long waiting line to enter the music hall.

Over time, Mr. Park Soo-won, the grandson of Mr, Kim Soo-eok, is now keeping the hall’s existence for the third generation. Mr. Park Soo-won, who grew up listening to classical music since he was young, is also a composer and a professor who educates younger students in the university.

Heimat is open for 365 days. They are open even during holidays for customers who come from far places. Just by paying the entrance fee, you can enjoy tea and music for as much as you want.

■ Opening Hours 
    10:00 to 21:00

■ Contact 

■ Address
    45, Dongseong-ro 6-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

■ Direction
    10min walk from exit 2 or 3 of Jungangro Station on subway line 1

Historical & Cultural Destination In Korea - International Oriental Medicine Market 'Daegu Yangnyeongsi' Tour

Daegu Yangnyeongsi Tour

Daegu Travel organized a FAM Tour in Yangnyeongsi, a very special place in Daegu where you can get in the world of Oriental Medicine. Just in the center of the city there is this fantastic street that for years was an international market were herbal medicines were sold.

The tour started at Cheongchoon Salon, 1st basement-level of Gift shop building where we had a clear explanation about the process of making beer, which takes around 4 weeks to be completed. We tasted two kinds of beer, both of them delicious.

Then was time for a tasty lunch, Samgyetang which is a warm soup and chicken, It is especially popular to eat this chicken soup on Sambok (삼복) days, which are three distinct days of the lunar calendar — Chobok (초복), Jungbok (중복), and Malbok (말복).

Lunch time was also perfect for knowing the rest of the people in the tour, and share experiences living in the nice city of Daegu.

The hanbok(traditional costume of Korea) experience of Modern History Hall 'GyesanYega' was waiting for us, just only few meters from the Oriental Medicine Museum you can rent this traditional outfit and feel transported in time walking on Yangnyeongsi street.

But Daegu had something especial for us that day, we saw together the first snow in the city, it was great to see the small snowflakes falling among friends who started playing under them.

It was time for getting inside the Oriental Medicine Museum, a place that shows the importance of traditional medicine which base is the herbal treatment. In one of its spaces we could see how to decorate cup cakes and then try ourselves the best design in an improvised contest, which was very funny.

So you can not miss the Yangnyeongsi when you travel in Daegu!! ☺

Yangnyeongsi, Jung-gu, Daegu (Banwoldang station, subway line 1)

Friday, November 25, 2016

Korean Tea Ceremony & Traditional Hanbok Experience :: Borim Cultural Center-Korean Traditional Culture Experience Hall In Daegu

Korean Tea Ceremony & Traditional Hanbok Experience

Hello Everyone, This is Sangharsh(상가쉬) from Daegu Travels Blog Supporter.
Since many of the readers of my post are either people who are living in Daegu or want to visit Daegu and looking for something exciting, adventurous or new to do or try, in this post I will be giving you really exciting information about a place where you can visit and learn about the Traditional Korean Tea Ceremony while wearing the Hanbok(the traditional costume of Korea).

Let me first tell you about how I got interested and what got me attracted to search for these rare traditional experiences in city of Daegu.
When I was doing my Korean language classes my textbook contained few pictures of the traditional hanbok.

Even my day to day toothbrush had its cover with the designs of Scholar wearing a Hanbok. :)

They looked very spectacular and I always wanted to try them.

There are also tea ceremonies which are very specific to Korean culture. Korean consider tea making as an art. The tea making process has a set of rules and I was always curious about it.

At last I got an opportunities to experience Hanbok and learn tea making in one of the historical places of Daegu. 

This place is named ‘Borim Cultural Center - Korean Traditional Culture Experience Hall’.

First I tried the traditional Korean Hanbok.

How do I look? 😂
I am wearing Hanbok but doing the Indian way of Greeting “Namaste” A mix of Korean Costume and Indian Greetings 

Somehow I feel like a powerful person wearing that Hanbok. 

Then one of the staff from the center came and showed us something very interesting and amazing.

She was holding something like a drumstick in her hands and was moving it circularly around that big bowl. At first I was confused what she was doing. But all of a sudden a smooth sound started coming from that bowl. It was so soothing.

Taking a closed look one can see how patiently she was doing it.

After that a lady came to teach us about the traditional art of Korean Tea Making, she showed us how tea set was arranged. The red colour cloth has to be on the top and then it has to be removed in a specific manner.

We also had this in front of us to look at the instructor and practice.

Then she took off that cloth. The tray was arranged very beautifully.

We also had the same type of tray in front of us. It looked like this. There were 3 cups for guests. You can also see delicious Songpyeon(Korean rice cake).

This is how we were all seating and experiencing the art of Korean tea making wearing hanbok.

I tried my best to properly learn the art of Tea making.

This is the traditional Korean Hat called ‘Gat’ (갓).
And the dress is called ‘Durumagi’ (두루마기).

I bet you guys want to try this too. I will be sharing the location for the place. So if you want to learn the Korean tea making and wear hanbok and experience the Korean culture then do come to Daegu. 

If you have any queries then do comment on the post and if you like the post then do share it among your friends. Daegu Travel has always been a right podium for those who want to experience this beautiful city filled with almost everything that you desire. 
Have a nice day!   

[Borim Cultural Center]
Korean Traditional Culture Experience Hall
■ Program : Trying on Hanbok, Traditional Korean Tea Ceremony, Korean Manners
■ Time : 1 hour 30 mins to 2 hours
■ Reservation
    TEL : +82-10-8423-5535
    ★Reservation is required and available for more than 5 people.
■ Cost : 10,000 won per person
■ Address : 13-5, Dalgubeol-daero 527-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea