Thursday, September 28, 2017

Special Operating Hours During Chuseok Holidays for Daegu Tour Attractions

Special Operating Hours During Chuseok Holidays

People have planned for long time to travel during Chuseok holidays! If you want to make sure you can visit your favorite attractions in Daegu. Check the following information to make your visit count. Please note that each attraction has different operating hours. For that information, please search on our blog or go on their official website.  

Hours(Oct 1 10)
Daegu Safety Theme Park
51, Palgongsan-ro 185-gil, Dong-gu
동구 팔공산로 18551
Closed on Oct 4
Daegu Bangjja Yugi(Korean Brozeware) Museum
29, Dojang-gil, Dong-gu
동구 도장길29
Closed on Oct 4
Palgongsan Cable Car
51, Palgongsan-ro 185-gil, Dong-gu
동구 팔공산로18551
Opens at 12:30 on Oct 4
Donghwasa Seon Meditation Center
1, Donghwasa 1-gil, Dong-gu
동구 동화사11
Open Everyday
200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu
달서구 두류공원로200
Opens at 11:00 on Oct 4
Spa Valley
891, Gachang-ro, Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun
달성군 가창면 가창로 891
Opens at 13:00 on Oct 4
or 1688-8511
Daegu Arboretum
342, Hwaam-ro, Dalseo-gu
달서구 화암로342
Open Everyday
Little Socium
90, Yutongdanji-ro 7-gil, Buk-gu
북구 유통단지로 90 엑스코지하
Open Everyday
Shinsegae Aquarium
149, Dongbu-ro, Dong-gu
동구 동부로 149
Closed on Oct 3 - 4
Daegu National Science Museum
20, Techno-daero 6-gil, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun
달성군 유가면 테크노대로620
Closed on Oct 4
Samunjin Ferry
40, Samunjin-ro 1-gil, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun
달성군 화원읍 사문진로142-1
Open Everyday
Biseulsan Electric Car
228, Hyuyangnim-gil, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun
달성군 유가면 휴양림길230
Open Everyday
Hyangchon Culture Center
449, Jungang-daero, Jung-gu
중구 중앙대로 449
Open Everyday
National Debt Repayment Movement Memorial Hall
670, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu
중구 국채보상로 670
Closed on Oct 2 - 6
Apsan Cable Car
574-114, Apsansunhwan-ro, Nam-gu
남구 앞산순환로 574-114
Opens at 12:00 on Oct 4
(Herb Hillz)
1003, Gachang-ro, Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun
달성군 가창면 가창로 1003
Open Everyday
Daegu Shooting Range
170, Munju-gil, Buk-gu
북구 문주길170
Closed on Oct 3 - 5
City Tour
Closed on Oct 4
Daegu Art Museum
40, Misulgwan-ro, Suseong-gu
수성구 미술관로40
Open Everyday
Daegu National Museum
321, Cheongho-ro, Suseong-gu
수성구 청호로 321
Open Everyday

If you are looking for a things to do over Chuseok, here are 3 suggestions for you! 
Idea 1: Urban Area (Click here)
Idea 2: Rural Area (Click here)
Idea 3: Mountain Area (Click here

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Visit Daegu Through Its Churches: Virgin Mary’s Cave(Seongmodang), Jeil Protestant Church, Gyesan Catholic Church

Visit Daegu Through Its Churches

Christianity was introduced to South Korea in the 18th century with the baptism of Lee Seung-hoon while he was travelling through China. When returning to Korea, he started his quest to convert and baptize fellow Koreans.

A decade later missionaries from China and France arrived, but had trouble converting people as they preached against the worshiping of ancestors which was rooted deep into the Korean traditions.

Mass circulation of Christianity started in 1887 when the bible was translated into Korean.

Nowadays Christianity (Protestants & Roman Catholics) is the biggest religion in South Korea. Which is clearly noticeable when walking around cities in Korea. Churches can be seen everywhere peeking out above the houses. In Daegu this is not different.

Daegu’s Modern Alley has two churches that are worth paying a visit to. These churches are located within a five-ten minute walking distance from each other. Another site that needs to be mentioned is Seongmodang, the cave of Virgin Mary.

Seongmodang (Virgin Mary’s Cave)

French Bishop Damage built Seongmodang cave (1918) to be similar with the pilgrimage cave of Lourdes. The cave is made out of red brick and has a large slogan on top “ 1911 EX VOTO IMMACULATAE CONCEPTIONI 1918” which stands for the year Daegu became an archdiocese and the year the cave was completed.

If you go behind the cave you can see the house Bishop Damage lived and died in. The house is built in a traditional Korean way.

Seongmodang has the only cemetery in the whole of Daegu. French and Chinese priests together with Korean priests can be found lying here.

On the grounds of the church lies a school which you can visit during holiday breaks. There is a small museum which explains the history of the church (in Korean) and shows some important artifacts.

10-min walk from Exit 1 of Banwoldang Stn., Daegu Subway Line 1, or 10-min walk from Exit 4 of Myeongdeok Stn., Daegu Subway Line 1

Jeil Protestant Church

This was Daegu’s first Protestant Church, built in 1898, which started out as a small house turned into a bigger church over the years. Inside you can find a small museum that explains the history of Christianity.

5-min walk from Exit 18 of Banwoldang Station, Daegu Subway Line 1 or 2.
50, Gukchaebosang-ro 102-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu

Jeil Protestant Church - Cheongna Hill

You can see this church from far away as it is located on top of Cheongna hill. The Presbyterian Church in Gothic style dates back from 1994. The church has two spine towers and 18 stained glass windows.

5-min walk from Exit 5 Sinnan Station, Daegu Subway Line 2.
Dalgubeol-daero 2029, Dongsan-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu.

Gyesan Catholic Church (계산성당)

Built by Priest Robert A.P. in 1899. The construction was made out of wood, but destroyed only a couple of months later. Priest Robert started building a new design using stained glass imported from Hong Kong and France. The building was completed 3 years later. The church looks very similar to Jeondong Cathedral in Jeonju.

This is the only Catholic Church left in Daegu from the 19th Century.

15-min walk from Exit 18 of Banwoldang Station, Daegu Subway Line 1 or 2.

10, Seoseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

"Daegu is Lovely" Event Winner Announcement!

“Daegu is Lovely” Event Winners & Pictures

Thank you everyone who participated in our “Daegu is Lovely” event! All submitted pictures look amazing and it was truly hard to pick only 4 winners. Your support and love make it possible for us to run our blog and facebook page! Giveaways throughout the year is a part of our effort to give back the love!

100,000KRW Travel Voucher goes to..

Thank you poppermama for you lovely pictures! We are very happy to see that you’ve settled down well in Daegu! We hope that our channel helps you connected to the community and sometimes get useful information to travel around Daegu!

Seoga&Cook 50,000KRW Gift Card goes to..

Thank you Seohye Kim for sharing her lovely experience at “Daegu Heritage Night” Daegu Heritage Night is a event happening every Auguest at which you can walk along Daegu Modern Alley with Cheongsachorong. As you can see from her post, it’s a great way to immerse yourself into Korean culture and history!

One Coffee Myeonga 30,000KRW Gift Card goes to..

Thank you, mongx2iii_indaegu for a lovely picture of a street after rain. In Korea, almost every apartment has at least a little garden area or walking trailed decorated with trees and plants just like you see in the picture! Whether you plan to live in Daegu or travel, you will love it because of its natural vibe!

The other Coffee Myeonga 30,000KRW Gift Card goes to..

Thank you Oliver for your stunning picture! I am guessing this is a street in Donseongro, Daegu’s downtown! If anyone knows where this is, leave us comment!

If you are a winner, claim your gift by sending us your name and mobile number via facebook message by Sep 28. Please note that your information is used to send you the gift only. Also, after Sep 28, you may not be eligible for the gift anymore. Thank you everyone again for participating! Stay tuned for more events in the future! XOXO

Monday, September 25, 2017

Daegu Travel 2nd Famtour “Let’s Enjoy Autumn” in Dalseong-gun

Daegu Travel 2nd Famtour “Let’s Enjoy Autumn”

What makes Daegu Travel special is our citizen reporters who share what they explore in Daegu. To express our gratitude, Daegu Travel Management team planned our 2nd tour around beautiful Dalseong-gun area!

Before we dived into the beauty of Daelseong-gu, we met at Daegu Hyangchon Handmade Shoes Center, which opened in last summer. Here you can learn history of Daegu handmade shoes and also make your own leather items such as a card wallet. Instruction is offered free and you only need to pay for material. The wallet below cost 5,000won and it took less than an hour to finish it!

Hyangchon Handmade Shoes Center
  Hours:Tuedays to Sundays 10:00 – 18:00
*close on Monday, Jan 1, Lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok. If Monday is holiday, it closes on Tuesday.
  Address: 78, Seoseong-ro 14-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 서성로14 78
  Price: Free

When we arrived at Inheung Village, where descendants of “Moon” family moved to Daegu to settle down 500 years ago. There are more than 70 hanoks are located here now to create a peaceful yet stunning residential complex of traditional houses. A beauty of Dalseong-gun truly lies in a number of traditional villages that carries history, culture and tradition throughout generations.

Inheung Village
  Address: 16, Inheung 3-gil, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구광역시 달성군 화원읍 인흥3 16

As we are in the area, we needed to check out “Hyungpung Park Sosun Halmae Gomtang”, the original Hyunpung Gomtang. It’s a soup with boiled beef that is loved by Koreans as it is a food to rejuvenate your energy. The gomtang tastes even more delicious as we chatted and caught up with each other.

Hyungpung Park Sosun Halmae Gomtang
  Address: 128-1, Ha-ri, Hyeonpung-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구광역시 달성군 현풍면 하리 128-1번지

Off to Hanhwondang Gotak, we had drinks in a hanok house with touch of modern café style.

Hanhwondang Gotak
  Address: 43, Jidong 1-gil, Hyeonpung-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구 달성군 현풍면 지동1길 43

The excitements continued to Guji Auto Campsite, where we would spend the night in caravans. The caravans here were neatly taken care of. There were also facilities like shower and cooking rooms. It seemed like it was the it-place for kids since they were skateboarding, riding bikes and playing with balls until they went to sleep. You can rent all those things at the site!

Guji Auto Campsite
  Address: 756, Oseol-ri, Guji-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구광역시 구지면 오설리 756번지

Early in the morning, we rode an electronic mini bus to go up to Biseulsan. This convenient ride took us to a stop at the top where we could walk to the Raionfall Radar Observatory by 10min of walk. That walk uphill was all worthwhile when we saw this stunning view! The temple you see in the picture is Daegyunsa Temple, which took another 15 min to reach.

Daegyunsa Temple
  Address: 232, Hyuyangnim-gil, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구광역시 달성군 유가면 휴양림길 232

In the lunchtime, we arrived at Hwawon Dongsan where Samunjin Ferry is located. Here at Samunjin Tavern Village, you can treat yourself a nice meal like gukbab(spicy beef soup), steamed tofu or a deep-fried pajeon. You can also ride a electronic duck car to go up to a observatory while looking around the dongsan in one ride! From the observatory, try finding the Arc, which is actually our last destination!

Hwawon Dongsan
  Address: 40-12, Samunjin-ro 1-gil, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구광역시 달성군 사문진로 1길 40-12

One of the highlights of the famtour was that we rode a boat to get to the Arc! It is about 10 – 15 min ride over Geunho River. Welcome to the Arc and enjoy what it has to offer!

Thank you for following us on our tour. I hope you will be with us next year! Apply for Daegu Travel Citizen Reporter 2018! In order to do so, stay tuned to our page until the announcement!