Thursday, March 31, 2016

2016 Cherry Blossom Festivals in Daegu, South Korea - Palgong Mountain Cherry Blossom Festival and Okpo Cherry Blossom Festival

2016 Cherry Blossom Festivals in Daegu, South Korea - Palgong Mountain Cherry Blossom Festival and Okpo Cherry Blossom Festival
2016 Cherry Blossom Festivals in Daegu

Do you know that Daegu Duryu Park already has its cherry blossoms?

As April approaches, cherry blossoms bloom here and there in Daegu, South Korea.
There are lots of beautiful walkways including Yongyeonsa Temple Walkway and Dong-gu Jijeo-dong Walkway!




Here, Daegu Travel introduces Cherry blossom festivals, where you can genuinely feel the spring of Korea. 


    The 8th Palgong Mountain Cherry Blossom Festival

■ Date : Apr 13 to 17, 2016 (5 days)
■ Time : 14:00pm to 17:00pm
■ Venue : Fountain Square of Palgong Mountain Donghwa area Main Events : Spring herbs Bibimbap festival for 1,000 servings, Singing contests, Dance performances, Percussion performances
■ Address : 26-11, Yongsu-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ Public Transportation : Bus 급행1(Geuphang 1), 팔공 1(Palgong 1)



On Saturday, there is a ‘Spring Herbs Bibimbap Festival’ where you can enjoy free bibimbap made with spring herbs between 13pm and 14pm. Moreover, singing and dance performances during the festival!


    The 5th Okpo Cherry Blossom Festival 2016


■ Date : Apr 2 to 5, 2016 (4 days)
■ Venue : In front of Seniors Welfare Center (Entrance road for Yongyeonsa temple)
■ Address : 13, Okpo-ro, Okpo-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
■ Public Transportation : Bus 600, 606, 655, 달성2(Dalseong 2)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2016 Daegu Colorful Festival's Colorful Parade Participants Registration - Festivals in South Korea 2016

2016 Daegu Colorful Festival's Colorful Parade Participants Registration - Festivals in South Korea 2016
2016 Daegu Colorful Festival's Colorful Parade Participants Registration

Why is May in Daegu more fun?
It’s because of various festivals in Daegu!

Among them, there’s a chance to show off your team’s uniqueness!
The essence of 2016 Colorful Daegu Festival! You can never miss the Colorful Parade!

This year’s theme is ‘PASSION’.
Reveal your passion using various items such as costumes, shoes, glasses or even masks!


    2016 Daegu Colorful Parade


■ Registration period? By Thu, Mar 31, 2016
■ How to apply? 
1) Registration Online : Visit festival website ww.cdf.or.kr (Korean)  and fill out the form. 
2) Registration Via E-mail : Send proposal document (must include : name, phone number, the number of participants, team introduction, a short parade plan) to 2016cdf@naver.com
■ Parade period : May 7 through May 8, 2016 (2 days)
■ Parade venue: Gukchae-bosang-ro (Seoseong intersection~Jonggak intersection) / total distance: roughly 1.9km
※ The venue is subject to change according to field conditions.
■ Contact  
Daegu Foundation for Culture
- TEL : +82-53-430-1264
- Official website : www.cdf.or.kr
- E-mail : 2016cdf@naver.com


△ 2015 Colorful Festival 'Colorful Parade'

Please remember that you need to secure the permission of the festival secretariat
if you have any changes in your plan, such as plot and directing.

Colorful Parade, where you can enjoy the parade and creatively express the theme
‘PASSION’ with your brilliant ideas! Isn’t this fun just by thinking of it?
Also, the first placer can win the prize of a whopping 30,000,000won~!!!

Check the available sectors for you : general/college/high school/middle school/preschool•elementary•family/county, etc. and apply now for the most exciting Daegu festival, Colorful Parade!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Daegu Mural Village Full of Photo Zones in South Korea!

Daegu Mural Village Full of Photo Zones in South Korea!
Daegu Mural Village Full of Photo Zones in South Korea!

The best light during photoshoot is natural light!

It isn’t hard to shoot a life photo especially with the warm spring sunlight!

Shall we leave memories in photos together with good people in Daegu Mural Streets (a good place for taking photos in Daegu as introduced by Daegu Travel)?



    Duryu Maze Village



Not large, but a cute maze village!


Cute murals are hidden all over the alleys

So looking for a photo zone hidden here and there, is quite fun!



Maze village is near Duryu Park, 83 tower, and E-World,

and is located in an urban area, making it easy to visit!
When you tour around the alleys of Maze village, you’ll feel as if you are really in a maze.

▶ How to go Duryu Maze Village?
It is just nearby the community service centre of Duryu 1-dong.
Take a bus 618, 650, or 706 and get off at 'Good morning hospital'. It's just 5 min walk to the community service centre of Duryu 1-dong.

Address : 841-6, Duryu 1(il).2-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea



    Ongki Jongki Happy Village

If you get off at Dongchon station of Daegu No. 1 subway line and walk for a while, you can find a Ongki Jongki happy village where you can see colorful and pretty murals.


The whole village is full of warm feelings not only from murals but from colors of pastel tone painted on each house.




There are many familiar character murals such as TaekwonV, Dumbo, and Tom and Jerry, so it’s a good place to visit with children,

and it’s also good to take a picture of the wall whose color matches you.

▶ How to go to Ongki Jongki Happy Village?
Public Transportation : Ride Daegu subway line 1, get down at Dongchon Station, walk 10 mins from exit 1.

Address : 1033-26 Ipseok-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu


    Mabijeong Mural Village



Mabijeong Mural village is an attraction of Daegu Dalseong-gun in which the broad country village is a mural village itself!
It is spacious enough to be used as the filming site of SBS Running Men, and the murals over flowing with warmth are drawn on walls to bring a unique charm.



Especially in spring, golden bells and cherry blossoms harmonize with murals, so you can find an even more beautiful Mabijeong Mural village.

What about a walk in Mural village on a lovely day?

▶ How to go to Mabijeong Mural Village?
 It is located at the last stop of bus 'Dalseong 2'(달성2).

Address : Bonri-ri, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, South Korea ‎

Friday, March 25, 2016

Cherry Blossoms Spots in Daegu - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Korea

Cherry Blossoms Spots in Daegu - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Korea
Cherry Blossoms Spots with Breathtaking Views in Daegu

If you are ever in South Korea during spring, you shouldn't miss out on Daegu's cherry blossoms.
It is expected to start to bloom around March 27. The best time to see the blossoms is the second week of April this year and it lasts about 10 days.

Here, Daegu Travel introduces the five best spots in the whole city to catch the breathtaking views of cherry blossoms. Head to one of these cherry blossom attractions introduced below to find gorgeous blooms throughout Daegu.


1. Yongyeonsa Temple Cherry Blossom Street

● Address : Bansong-ri, Okpo-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
● How to get there?
Take a Bus( 600, 달성2, 달성5)
Get off at the entrance of Yongyeonsa temple


2. Suseongmot (Suseong Lake)

 ● Address : 725, Sang-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
 ● How to get there?
Take 400,400-1, 401,403, 410, 410-1, 449, 564, or 604 bus
Get off at Suseong lake bus stop.


3. Keimyung University - Seongseo Campus

● Address : 1095, Dalgubeol-daero, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
● How to get there?
10 min walk from the exit 7 of Keimyung University Subway Station (line 2)


4. Duryu Park

● Address : 200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
● How to get there?
15 min walk from the exit 15 of Duryu Subway Station (line 2)


5. Jijeo-dong Cherry blossom Tunnel

● How to get there?
10 min walk from the exit 4 of Ayang Subway Station (line 1)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Daegu at a Sight, Best Observatories With Scenic Views in Korea!

Daegu at a Sight, Best Observatories With Scenic Views in Korea!
Best Observatories with Scenic Views in Daeug, Korea!


If you want to view the beautiful landscape of Daegu,
Why don’t you climb up Daegu observatory recommended by Daegu travel?!

From Daegu’s nightscape attraction Apsan observatory to

Hwawonhill observatory where you can appreciate the beautiful sunset, and Mt.Waryong Sangribong observatory newly made last year!
Shall we browse through Daegu’s best observatories?


    Apsan Observatory



Apsan observatory is famous for its nightscape.
You can ride the cable car of Apsan and walk for a while to arrive at the observatory.

You can see the beautiful panorama of Daegu even in daytime, 

But won’t Daegu’s nightscape be sight that can be seen in Apsan observatory?



Also, this observatory in Daegu is recommended because there are many places to enjoy dates such as Apsan Café Street, and Apsan Constellation Tunnel nearby.


574-116, Apsansunhwan-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea



    Mt.Waryong Sangribong Observatory



Sangnibong observatory in Mt.Waryong completed last winter!
For those who heard that it was newly built, but was not able to visit due to the cold weather,
Why not climb up Mt.Waryong now when the warm spring has already visited?
It is destined to be a rising hot place as much as Apsan observatory because it overlooks the entire area of Daegu together with 83 tower visible from a distance.

Yongsan 2-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea



    Hwawon Hills Observatory


If you want to see the beautiful sunset in Daegu, try climbing Hwawon hills observatory!

You can appreciate the beautiful sunset coloring Samunjin ferry red!

Can you miss the nightscape after the sun has fully set?
If you want to enjoy the sunset together with Daegu nightscape, why not climb Hwawon hills observatory?

310, Seongsan-ri, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Artificial Rock Climbing Wall and Camping Sites of Palgongsan Natural Park in Daegu, South Korea

Artificial Rock Climbing Wall and Camping Sites of Palgongsan Natural Park in Daegu, South Korea
Artificial Rock Climbing Wall and Camping Sites of Palgongsan Natural Park


Good News for lovers of mountain activities!
Artificial rock climbing wall and camping sites in Mountain Palgong has opened in March. 

You don’t need to take times looking for mountain activities any further!
You can enjoy camping hassle-free during your visit to Daegu at one of the three campgrounds in mountain Palgong also the beauty and peacefulness of wilderness! 

Let us introduce the artificial rock climbing wall course and the three camping sites of Palgongsan Natural Park here in Daegu Travel Blog. 


    Artificial Rock Climbing Wall in Palgongsan Natural Park
▲ Photo Courtesy_Palgongsan Natural Park

Palgongsan Natural Park offers a 21m width, 15m high artificial rock climbing wall. It’s popular among professional mountain climbers and leisure sport fans. You need to be in pairs with your own safety equipment when you go rock climbing to Palgongsan Natural Park. 


    Donghwa Camping Site, Pagye Auto Camping Site, Dohak Auto Camping Site
▲ Donghwa Camping Site

■ Opening : March through November every year
■ Check-in time : 13:00 
■ Check-out time : 12:00 the next day
■ Utilization Fee
Camping Site
Type
High Season (1day)
Off Season (1day)
Donghwa Camping Site
Small Deck
8,000 KRW
6,000 KRW
Big Deck
10,000 KRW
8,000 KRW
-
2,000 KRW
Pagye Auto Camping Site
Small Deck
17,000 KRW 
14,000 KRW
Big Deck
20,000 KRW
17,000 KRW
Dohak Auto Camping Site
Small
17,000 KRW 
14,000 KRW
Big
20,000 KRW
17,000 KRW 
※ High Season : July – Aug / Every Fri, Sat, Holidays

■ Reserve online : Palgongsan Natural Park (http://online.palgongsan.net/reser.php)
※ Reservation required ahead 

■ Inquiry 
• Palgongsan Natural Park Office : +82-53-980-0314
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-53-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 

■ How to go? 
From Dong Daegu Station
Take Bus 401 or Express Bus 1 (급행1)
Get off at the entrance of Donghwasa Temple (동화사입구)

■ Address of Palgongsan Natural Park Office : Daegu Palgongsan-ro 199-gil Dong-gu 6-1 Korea


Monday, March 14, 2016

Fluttering Cherry Blossoms at Starry Night! 2016 E-World Starlight Cherry Blossom Festival in Daegu, South Korea

Fluttering Cherry Blossoms at Starry Night! 2016 E-World Starlight Cherry Blossom Festival in Daegu, South Korea
Fluttering Cherry Blossoms at Starry Night!

What comes to your mind when you hear the word Spring? 
Daegu Travel would like to say it’s Cherry Blossoms!




Cherry blossom season is returning this year 2016! It is the time to experience cherry blossoms flutter at night in E-World, the amusement park of Daegu!




Fantastic illuminated cherry blossom tree-lined road with light bulbs will make the place more romantic at nights. 



The trail beginning between the parking lot and the entrance of 83 Tower will be filled with cherry blossom trees planned. It's a perfect place to enjoy spring days with your loved ones in Daegu. :)



For your more information,
No need tickets purchase to enjoy the cherry blossom road of E-World! 


2016 E-World Starlight Cherry Blossom Festival


When? Mar 19 to Apr 10, 2016
Where? Road between the parking lot and the entrance of 83 Tower in E-World.
5 min walk from the Duryu Subway Station Exit 15.
(200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, South Korea)




Friday, March 11, 2016

Daegu will be filled with fan's shouts and hot enthusiasm in a new baseball stadium, Daegu Samsung Lions Park!

Daegu will be filled with fan's shouts and hot enthusiasm in a new baseball stadium, Samsung Lions Park!
Daegu's New Baseball Stadium, Daegu Samsung Lions Park!

Baseball is one of the most popular sport games in South Korea.
There are 10 professional baseball teams that are Samsung Lions, LG, Lotte, Hanhwa, Doosan, NC, Nexen, KT, SK, KIA in the country.



Among these baseball teams, Samsung Lions which has their base in Daegu, is having a new home stadium. The new baseball stadium, Daegu Samsung Lions Park, is finally opening this month.
It's getting Samsung Lions and their fans excited also, will be Daegu’s new land mark.



Daegu Samsung Lions Park will provide much convenient facilities to the fans and citizens. 
One of the most features is that stands are more audience–friendly. The distance between the lower stand which is the closest to players and the 1st base, 3rd base is only 18.3m. Audience is going to enjoy baseball games more lively. 





Also, it is octahedrally structured first in South Korea. All the seats are arranged toward pitchers so that audience can focus on games sitting with their backs toward sunshine.

▲ Family stand                          ▲ Stand for disabled people

▲ Players room                                                 ▲ Indoor practice room 

Can’t wait to see the new baseball stadium?
Then, come to join the opening ceremony. It will be held with K-POP singers, GFRIEND, Hong Kyung Min and Im Chang Jung, also with a charity game on March 19, 2016.




   Opening Ceremony

▶ Date : 12:30PM (Sat), March 19, 2016
▶ Venue : Daegu Samsung Lions Park
▶ Events : Charity game(Samsung OB VS Celebrity United Team), Celebration with K-POP singers
▶ Ticket : Ticket buying available from 11am on Mar 11 at TIcketlink (http://www.ticketlink.co.kr) 
▶ Address : 1, Yagujeonseol-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
▶ Getting to the Daegu Samsung Lions Park : I min walk from the exit 4 or 5 of Daegongwon Station(Daegu Grand Park Station), Subway Line 2 


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

When Will This Year’s Spring Flowers Bloom in Daegu, South Korea? 2016 Forecast of First Bloom

When Will This Year’s Spring Flowers Bloom in Daegu, South Korea? 2016 Forecast of First Bloom
When Will This Year’s Spring Flowers Bloom in Daegu?

Daegu is ready to welcome spring flowers! 
Each spring, travelers flock to Daegu in South Korea for a glimpse of the spring flowers in their full splendor. Now it’s time to plan for this year’s pilgrimage. As the forecast, this year’s first bloom date should fall between March 16 and 31 in Daegu.

Springtime in Daegu is magical. Beautiful spring flowers such as Korean forsythia, Cherry blossom and Korean rosebay blanket Daegu in soft and colorful splendor. 

Can't wait to see it? Don't fret!
Check out the photos of Daegu’s spring flower hotspots from previous years above and plan ahead for your travel.


Forsythia in Sincheon Riverside 

- First bloom : March 16, 2016
- Location : 5min walk from the exit 4 of Daebong-gyo station, subway line 3



Cherry Blossoms in Duryu Park

- First bloom : March 31, 2016 
- Location : Road between Duryu intersection and E-World
- Public transportation : 10 min walk from Duryu subway station line 2 


Cherry Blossoms in Mt. Palgong’s Driveway

- First bloom : March 31, 2016
- Location : Palgongsan Donghwa district water fountain square (Yongsu-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea)
- Public transportation : Bus (급행1, 팔공1, 팔공3)



Korean Rosebay Habitat in Mt. Biseul





- First bloom : April, 2016
- Address : San 10, Yang-ri, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
- Public transportation
Daegu buses operate on Sat, Sun, Holidays : 606(대곡용연사,휴양림,유가사) or 달성5(Dalseong5) – 40-50min interval (It takes about 1hr 45 mins from Daegok Subway Station.) Get off at Biseul mountain recreational forest parking lot bus stop.