Tuesday, June 27, 2017

6 Summer Festivals to Check Out in Daegu

Summer Festivals to Check Out in Daegu

There's nothing like a festival to keep things cool. If you find yourself in Korea this summer, here are 6 summer festivals in Daegu for you.  

1 Daegu Chimac Festival a.k.a Chicken and Beer Festival 
Chimac Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Daegu. If you love chicken, beer, music and games, this is the festival to check out! 

- Date: July 19 – July 23, 2017
- Locations: Duryu Park, Pyounghwa Market, E-world, Seobu Market Franchise Street

 
More  information will be announced later.


2 Daegu International Musical Festival
DIMF is another festival that Daegu is known for. DIMF offers a rare chance to watch musicals from different parts of the worlds. 

- Date: June 23 – July 10, 2017
- Location: Daegu Opera House, Suseong Artpia, etc.

More information at http://f.dimf.or.kr/


3 Daegu International Horror Theater Festival
Watching horror movies is a great way to spend summer for many. For horror fans, DIHTF is a great chance to enjoy horror-related events and performances. 

- Date: July 14 – July 23, 2017
- Location: Citizen’s Plaza @ Daegu Stadium



4 Gangjeong Daegu Contemporary Art Festival
The annual contemporary art festival presents a unique collection of artworks each year. At Gangjeong Daegu Contemporary Art Festival 2017, 24 international artists display their works under the theme, A Statement of Continuous Journey. 

- Date: July 15 – August 31, 2017 (Opening Ceremony at 19:30, July 15)
- Location: The Arc Square at Gangjeong-bo


5 Daegu Folk Festival
Daegu is full of music festival throughout a year. From opera, jazz, musical to folk, you will get to spend a relaxing weekend with nice music in Daegu. 

- Date: July 28 – July 30, 2017
- Location: Outdoor Music Hall, Kim Gwangseok-gil Street, Suseongmot Lake



6 Daegu International Bodypainting Festival
Daegu Bodypainting Festival is full of colors. Many artists and fans around the world visit Daegu to enjoy this unique art form.  

- Date: August 26 – 27, 2017
- Location: Duryu Kolon Open Air Music Hall 





Friday, June 23, 2017

3 Less-known But Good Museums in Daegu

3 Less-known But Good Museums in Daegu



No.1 Daegu Money Museum

Here at Daegu Money Museum, you can trace back the history of currency from ancient to modern era. Money has been a crucial part of human history. You will get to learn about world history through the history of money. One section presents a wide collection of Korean currencies while another room displays those of the rest of the world. Discover more than 1,800 coins, bills and related items from 65 countries!



INFORMATION
- Hours: Monday – Fri 9:30 – 16:00 (close on national holidays)
- Admission: Free
- Address: 145 Dongdeokro, Junghun, Daegu
- Contact: 053-429-0246



No.2 Daegu Literature Museum



Daegu Literature Museum presents a collection of Daegu literature from 1920’s to 1960’s. In addition to its display, it offers tours and workshops to help visitors understand history and context of the novels. Daegu Literature Museum also has numerous cultural programs for everyone at different age groups such as seminars, mentoring and lectures.You can also find "Happy Library" where you can read books by Daegu writers and a station where you can make your own postcards and mail them. Hangchon Culture Center is located in the same building. One of the most popular things at the center is the street that reproduces old days of Korea. 


INFORMATION
- Hours: April to October 9:00 – 19:00, November – March 9:00 – 18:00
- Admission: Free
- Address: 449 Jungang-daero Junggu, Daegu
- Contact: 053-661-2331

MORE INFORMATION
- Guide: Ask at Information Center on 3, 4F (reservation needed for a group guide)
- Daegu Literature Road Tour
       Course A: 10:00 every Saturday (departs from Daegu Art Factory)
       Course B: 10:00 every Saturday (departs from 3F @ Daegu Literature Museum)



No.3 Yangyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine


Located on Yanyeongsi in Donsungro, Yangyeongsi Museum was founded to preserve and celebrate Yangyeongsi, one of the three traditional medicine ingredient markets in Korea. Yangyeonsil has been an international hub for oriental medicine ingredient trade. It has provided quality products to various countries such as Japan, China, Russia and other European countries. In Beside exhibition, you can relax at Yangyeong Park and herb garden located in the museum. Another best way to enjoy this museum is to join hands-on experience programs. The list of programs is at the bottom.




INFORMATION
- Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays 9:00 – 18:00 (close on Mondays and Some holidays)
- Admission: Free (some hands-on programs has fees)
- Audio Guide: Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese
- Address: 49 Dalgubeol-daero 415-gil Junggu, Daegu
- Nearest Subway Station: Banwoldang & Jungangno Station (Line1)
- Contact: 053-53-253-4729
- Website: http://dgom.daegu.go.kr/eng/




PROGRAMS

Thursday, June 22, 2017

3 Free Events You Should Not Miss at DIMF 2017

3 Free Events You Should Not Miss at DIMF 2017


 Opening Celebration Concert

DIMF presents Opening Celebration Concert free for everyone. It is a large-scale musical gala concert that musical lovers are waiting for to watch.
-Date: June 24
-Time: 19:30 (special performance starts at 18:30)
-Location: Kolong Outdoors Music Hall

-Price: Free

DIMF Fringe
DIMF Fringe presents various types of performances as well as musical. You can check DIMF Fringe performances on streets across the city. Artists in different fields will perform. You might get to participate with them as well! If you are a lover of art combined with pop culture, this is a must-see. Check out the schedule down below. 

DIMF Fringe Schedule


DIMF in DIMF

Chance to meet your favorite musical stars!
You can meet your favorite musical stars in person at DIMF. Joing DIMF Musical Talk Concert or Autograph event. The first star you will get to meet is award-winning star, Jimin Hong. You can meet her on June 21, 14:00 at Daebak Plaza. Check out more details and upcoming events updates on the official website here.

Musical only for 10,000won?
One of the most popular programs of DIMF is called “Happiness with 10,000won”. They give you an opportunity to enjoy a great musical performance with ticket that cost 10,000won only. 
You can purchase tickets at special booths located at Dongsungro(between Daegu department store and Hanil Cinema) dg Tickets also sells tickets in front of Samduk police station. Sale goes on until Jul 8.  


Backstage Tour
A rare opportunity to get a glimpse of backstage! Only first 30 people can to have a 20-min backstage tour before a performance. Application starts on June 19. Pick up your phone and apply now!

You can apply for
Spamalot on June 25, 16:60 @ Daegu Opera House
Polita on July 8, 17:30 @ Keimyung Art Center
or Turandot on July 8, 18:00 @ Daegu Opera House (closed)

How to apply
Call 053-622-1945. You will get a notice via text if you are selected.

Note
-30 people for each performance.
-You need a ticket for that musical(no free ticket allowed)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Daegu Trolley Bus Tour – A must thing to do in Daegu

Daegu Trolley Bus Tour
 – A must thing to do in Daegu

Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” The reason why I started my article with this quote is that since few months, I have been seeing so many pictures where people are travelling to Daegu to enjoy Daegu Tour by a fabulous beautiful Trolley Bus, which I always wanted to do the same but never found time.


Few months ago, I came through this famous quote, and I was like YES, I do want to try new things and not feel regret once I leave Korea for not doing. And the first thing that came up in my mind was having a tour around Daegu by “Jung-gu Alleyway Trolleybus” also called as Cheongna Bus. And believe me, that was one of the most memorable things happened to me in Daegu.

Daegu Jung-gu Alleyway Trolleybus passes through all the famous tourists spots in Daegu, be in downtown or old historic places. It stops at 8 different locations and you can ride at any one of the locations and you can use the ticket to ride this trolley bus through out the day.
I started my trip from Seomun Market.



The moment I entered into the bus, I felt like being in a Limousine. It really was so comfortable and I was welcomed by some Korean families and kids.


My next stop was “Hyangchon Cultural Centre – Daegu Station”. It is basically the starting point for the trolley tour so we stopped for almost 15 minutes and during this time I drank coffee which the driver gave me and took pictures.


After that I stopped at KimKwang Seok Road, Fashion Jewelry Town and then March First Independence Road Stop.

The whole trip was amazing and very comfortable. If you are coming to Daegu, I definitely ask you to try Daegu Trolley Bus Tour and have some amazing and unforgettable time.


Operating hours: 10:00 5:45 PM (last bus departs at 5:00 PM from 1st stop)
Operating times: 7 times per day (closed on Monday and public holidays)
Departing Location: Hyangchon Cultural Center (Daegu Station)
Total # of Stops: 8 in the order of following:
Station 1 - Hyangchon Cultural CenterㆍDaegu Station
Station 2 - Daegu Modern History Museum
Station 3 - DongseongnoㆍFashion Jewelry Special Town
Station 4 - Gukchaebosang Movement Memorial Park
Station 5 - Kim Kwangseok Road
Station 6 - Bongsan Culture Street
Station 7 - Cheongna HillㆍMarch First Independence Movement Road
Station 8 - Seomun Market

Let us know in your comments when are you planning to have unforgettable experience of Daegu Trolley Bus. 


Monday, June 19, 2017

K-Travel Bus Takes you to Daegu from Seoul

K-Travel Bus Takes you to Daegu from Seoul
 
A bus tour package program, K-Travel Bus, started their service this June. Daegu is one the 5 routes they offer. It is a 2-day tour package including transportation, accommodation and guided tour. It departs on every Thursday until this December. K-Travel Bus to Daegu will take you to some of the most popular spots in Daegu such as Seomun Market, Kim Gwangsuk Street, and Palgong Moutain. You will also be able to pick fruits on Guam Farmstay village


Click the link to book your trip: https://goo.gl/WU16Ci


Seoumun Market

Package Details
Included
1. Round trip Bus fee(25seat)
2. Professional Tour Guide (English or Chinese or Japanese)
3. Accommodation fee is based on double-occupancy. Stay at 3 stars hotel or guest house and including Breakfast
4. Admissions, Experience fee. Excluded Option

Excluded
1. Personal Expense
2. Lunch2, Dinner1
3. Traveler's insurance

Options
1. One room per two people will be provided. If you wish to use a single room, extra fee will be charged($60)
2. Premium Pick up Service [ Incheon Airport : $45/per, Gyeonggi-do : $40/per, Seoul area : $30/per ]

 
Schedule Details 
Schedule
Area
Time
content(a tourist attraction)
 Day 1
Seoul
07:30
Depart from SM Duty Free
Seoul
07:30-12:00
Moving to Daegu
Daegu
12:30-14:00
Lunch time at Seomun Market
Daegu
14:30-15:30
Kim Gwangseok-gil Street
Daegu
16:00-17:00
Foot bath at Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicin
Daegu
17:00-18:00
Dongseongno Street
Daegu
18:00-19:00
Dinner
Daegu
19:30
Hotel
Day 2
Daegu
08:30
Breakfast
Daegu
09:30-10:30
DonghwasaTemple
Daegu
11:00-12:00
Palgongsan Cable Car
Daegu
12:00-13:00
Lunch
Daegu
13:30-14:30
Guam Farm Stay(Experience)
Seoul
14:30-18:30
Moving to Seoul
Seoul
18:30
End of the tour