Monday, October 31, 2016

Palgongsan Cable Car - The Most Comfortable And Easiest Way Of Enjoying The Foliage View Of Mt. Palgong, South Korea

Palgongsan Cable Car - The Most Comfortable And Easiest Way Of Enjoying The Foliage View Of Mt. Palgong, South Korea
Way To View Fall Foliage In Daegu



The foliage scenery of Palgong Mountain, the one of the major mountains in South Korea is a must-see. 
Here’s the most comfortable and easiest way of enjoying the foliage view of Mt. Palgong. Go up to the mountain top by taking a cable car. It takes you 7 minutes to reach the mountain peak at 870m above.





When you reach the top, you will see the breathtaking panoramic mountain view. There are metal coin binoculars operated for visitors to overlook. 


At the top of the mountain, there is a resting place called ‘Mountain Blue’. You can keep yourself warm and enjoy snacks and beverages here. 


When you visit Daegu during foliage season, go up to Mt. Palgong by Palgongsan Cable Car to see the splendid foliage scenery of Korea.

Palgongsan Cable Car Information

Duration 
7 min (One-way: 1.2km)

Operating Hours of Cable Car
※ Closed on Mondays but opens if an official holiday falls on Monday. 

Fare
Type
Round
One-way
Individual
Adult
9,000
5,500
Child
5,000
3,000
Seniors & Disabled
8,000
4,500
Group
(25 people or more)
Adult
8,000
4,500
Child
4,000
2,000

Homepage 

http://www.palgongcablecar.com/English


Address
Mt. Palgong Cable Car : San 72, Yongsu-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea


Fall Mountain View Of Korea - Foliage Landscape Of Mt. Palgong In Daegu

Fall Mountain View Of Korea - Foliage Landscace Of Mt. Palgong In Daegu
Fall Mountain View Of Palgong Mountain



It’s one of the most popular times to visit Palgongsan(Palgong Mountain). Mountain Palgong is a great destination to view fall foliage in Daegu, South Korea. The mountain between Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do stands 1,193 meters high.



The fall foliage landscape of the mountain is a must-see. In fall, majestic golden-toned leaves dot the landscape and decorate the 16.3-kilometer roadway during the season. While traveling in Korea, do not leave Daegu before visiting the mountain. You will love the fall scenery of Palgong Mountain. See the photos taken in Mt. Palgong this fall.





Address
Mt. Palgong Cable Car : San 72, Yongsu-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ancient Place In South Korea - Buddhist Temple 'Donghwasa Temple' In Palgong Mountain, Daegu

Ancient Place In South Korea - Buddhist Temple 'Donghwasa Temple' In Palgong Mountain, Daegu
Donghwasa Temple In Mt. Palgong

I had been meaning to go to Donghwasa Temple to visit the site of the famous giant Buddha, however I was waiting for the right moment to go so I finally made it this autumn. I have to say that fall is the right season to go.




The Donghwasa Temple is located about 45 minutes from the Daegu International Airport; of course, time could change depending on the traffic. Nevertheless is not far away from the city center. After passing the main gate, there is a short path that will take to the entrance of the park. There is an information desk where you can find English brochure with important information about the temple.





The temple is ancient; actually it was last rebuilt in 1732. Also, the temple is divided in subareas, including the facilities for the templestay. The temple is also a great place to experience the Buddhist culture, you can try temple food, also it is easy to see monks walking around the temple, they are very kind so you may ask for a picture.




The foliage around the Temple is beautiful, it is possible to see leaves of many colors, and they go from green to brown. Also after a hot summer, a chill walking around the forest is just fantastic.




Donghwasa Temple is visited by many believers, so it is not unusual to find many people praying inside the temple. It is a Buddhist tradition to bring some kind of offering to Buddha, believers usually bring bags of rice.


After walking a while you will encounter path that is going to take to the main building, you just have to go through the stairs shaped like a dragon. There is a small bridge to cross a small stream of water, the environment is peaceful and the sound of the waterfall is very relaxing.




Without a doubt the main feature of the temple is the statue of Buddha, it is supposed to be one of the biggest in Asia. The statue is magnificent and it complements the view of the mountain.




Next to the statue there is a building with some religious antiques, plus you can find a meditation room inside the place. Also, inside you can find some souvenir gift, such as handcraft, handmade tablecloths. For me, as an international student that is soon going back home it was so nice to find this kind of souvenir that I bought 2 pieces for my family, I have been searching for a nice traditional Korean gift for them so I think they will enjoy it.



Address
1, Donghwasa 1-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu




Written by Libardo Gutierrez
Daegu International Student Supporter


Friday, October 28, 2016

Korean Food Street Of South Korea - Bukseongro Bulgogi & Udon Tents In Daegu

Korean Food Street Of South Korea - Bukseongro Bulgogi & Udon Tents In Daegu
Bukseongro Bulgogi Tents In Daegu


When someone told me about the Bulgogi tents in downtown I knew that I have to go there with my friends. This place is perfect because the food is good, prices are reasonable and the environment is just perfect for hanging around. 
The tents open at night and citizens of Daegu usually go there in this rainy Autumn weather.



Bulgogi is marinated pork with barbecue sauce, but the charcoal stove gives it that special flavor. It is served in a big dish piled high, with the typical side dishes kimchi radish and onion with soy sauce. The bulgogi is complemented with Udon, which is noodles soup with fish cake, onions and chili flakes.




The Bulgogi is a delicious option if you get it with beer or soju. :) Depending on what you order, the prices can go from 5,000w to 20,000, which is enough for 4 people.
So going to Bukseongro Bulgogi tents is a good option for starting a party night in Daegu downtown with friends.



The Bukseongro Bulgogi tents are located at Bukseongro 2-ga, Joong-gu, 15 minutes walking from Jungangro subway station (red line). If you don´t want to walk, then take a taxi in the station, once you see Daegu bank, make sure it’s on your left. Keep walking to the first side street past Daegu bank. There are three tents there on your left.

Address

Bukseongro 2-ga, Joong-gu, Daegu



Written by Calors Andres Vazquez
Daegu International Student Supporter


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Snacking In Daegu - Famous Korean Street Food You Need To Try When Traveling

Snacking In Daegu - Famous Korean Street Food You Need To Try When Traveling
7 Korean Street Foods You Have To Try

Trying exotic food is one of the great ways to experience a new country. It gives you a better perspective on the country and the way the people live. If you are traveling in Korea, don’t even think of staying without trying the local street food. 
There are tented vendors selling a variety of Korean snacks on the streets of Daegu. You can easily get the opportunity of having the authentic local dishes at cheap price while traveling.
Check out the list of the most popular Korean street food with places to find them.



1. Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes 떡볶이)


The most common street food made from soft rice cake and sweet chili sauce
Mostly, a plate of Tteokbokki goes for KRW 3,500,

Where to eat?
It’s sold nearly everywhere on the street or restaurants.


1. Boong-uh-ppang (Goldfish Bread 붕어빵)



Boong-uh-ppang is goldfish-shaped bread filled with either red bean paste or sweet yellow custard on the inside. It has been a nostalgic snack to Korean people for decades during the colder seasons. 

Where to eat?
It’s sold nearly everywhere on the street.


3. Goldfish Bread with Ice Cream


Another new variation of the classic boong-uh-ppang, this one has an ice cream party in the goldfish’s mouth.

Where to eat?
Seomun Market (115-378, Daesin-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea)


4. Odeng (Fish Cake with Broth 오뎅)


The skewered fried fish cake with the steaming hot odeng broth is one of the most popular snacks throughout the country. It’s so good to eat on a cold winter night as the hot odeng broth will warm you up. It can be enjoyed for from KRW 500 to 1000 each

Where to eat?
It’s sold nearly everywhere on the street.


5. Hotteok (Sweet Korean Pancake호떡)



A fried flour dough pancake filled with brown sugar and nuts on the inside.
Eat it folded up in a paper cup and try not to burn your tongue on the hot brown sugar syrup oozing out after you take a bite.

Where to eat?
Seomun Market 


6. Dakgangjeong (Sweet Crispy Chicken 닭강정)



Dakgangjeong is a deep-fried crispy chicken dish glazed in a sticky, sweet, and spicy sauce. It’s made with bite sized boneless chicken pieces and is served in a paper cup.

Where to eat?
Underground shopping arcade of Banwoldang Subway Station


7. Street Vinyl Cocktails

The name would make you come up with an illicit drug. But in Korea, to purchase alcoholic sips on the street is a right to every citizen and visitor. The drink is served in a bag with a straw making it easy to swig your beverage while roaming the city. It sounds interesting, isn’t it?



Where to buy?
Cafe Alley in Dongseongno Street

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Traditional Architecture Of Korea - Tourist Attractions, Giwajip(Hanok) In Daegu

Traditional Architecture Of Korea - Tourist Attractions, Giwajip(Hanok) In Daegu
Giwajip(Hanok) In Daegu, Korea


Have you heard of 'Giwa'?
It is a term that describes the construction material for put roofing of traditional houses of Korea(Giwajip). Giwajip is the other name for Hanok(traditional house of Korea). Daegu Travel would like to give the information of places where you can see traditional buildings made with giwa. Check out the list to explore the Giwajip in Daegu. 

1. Gyeongsang-gamnyeong Park

Address: 99, Gyeongsanggamyeong-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea


2. Hanhakchon at Keimyung University

Address: 1095, Dalgubeol-daero, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea


3. Mangwoo Park

Address: San 234-35, Hyomok 1-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea


4. Buinsa Temple

Address: 967-28, Palgongsan-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea


4. Otgol Village

Address: 343, Dunsan-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea


5. Inheung Village

Address: 16, Inheung 3-gil, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea


6. Nampyeong Mun's Clan In Inheung Village

Address: 16, Inheung 3-gil, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea

Monday, October 24, 2016

Fall Foliage Trips in Korea - The Most Beautiful Fall Foliage Destinations For Leaf-peeping In Daegu

Fall Foliage Trips in Korea - The Most Beautiful Fall Foliage Destinations For Leaf-peeping In Daegu
Fall Foliage Destinations For Leaf-peeping In Daegu 

Fall is an amazing season in Korea to take a trip to see foliage. It’s the most vivid time anywhere in the country. Leaf viewing is one of the great ways to experience Korea's awe-inspiring natural beauty. Here are our picks for the most beautiful fall foliage destinations across Daegu city. 


1. Dongchon Recreation Area


Dongchon Recreation Area is one of the resting places for Daegu citizens where you can walk along the Geumho River while you enjoy the foliage.
Address : 6-gil, Hyodong-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea


2. Daegu Stadium


You can walk or drive, both worth it for the view of the foliage around Daegu Stadium. 
Address : 504, Daeheung-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea


3. Otgol Village


Walk around the Otgol Village to soak in some history while you enjoy the scenic beauty and vibrant foliage.
Address : 386, Dunsan-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea


4. Driving Road in Mt. Palgong


You can enjoy foliage without leaving your car. Soak in some of the Palgong Mountain’s breathtaking views from the comfort of the driver’s seat.
Address : 185-gil, Palgongsan-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea


5. Mt. Palgong Cable Car


Take a cable car to catch a glimpse of the Palgong Mountain’s fall leaves.
Address : San 72, Yongsu-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea