Wednesday, February 28, 2018

History Spots in Daegu| February 28 Democratic Movement becomes a national holiday

February 28 Democratic Movement is a national holiday as of today! Today in Daegu, president Moon, politicians and citizens gathered to celebrate this monumental day. February 28 Movement is probably familiar to many tourists for its memorial park called “228 Park” located in downtown.

2.28 Democratic Movement
Image: Society for 2.28 Movement for Democracy

This park was built to commemorate the sacrifice and significance of this movement that took place in Daegu in 1960 that set the beginning of series of democratic movements including April 19 Revolution. This movement is especially meaningful in that it was led by high school students.

It is a popular spot to meet-up and chill. The space is also used for many event hosted or sponsored by city. So, when you hit the downtown, come by to feel the energy of the city!

Moving to Myeongdeok Station, one station from Banwoldang, is located The Memorial Hall of the 2.28 Movement for Democracy where you can learn Korea’s effort in democracy in 20th century. The first floor is an exhibition room for the movement and 2nd and 3rd floors are used for library.

2.28 Central Memorial Park
  Location: Jungangro Station Exit3 (Line1)
  Address: 80, Dongseong-ro 2-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로2 80

The Memorial Hall of the 2.28 Movement for Democracy
  Hours: Weekdays 09:00 – 18:00, Weekends 09:00 – 17:00
*3th floor opens until 21:00 on weekdays.
  Location: Myeondeok Station Exit7 (Line1)
  Address: 9, 2.28-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구 중구 2.28 9

Korea's Most Beautiful Festival: Dalgubeol Lantern Festival in Daegu

Even people who don’t know about Daegu recognize this festival: Dalgubeol Lantern Festival! The first time lantern festival started was in the 10th century in Goryeo period. Back then, it was celebrated in October and was not related to a religion. 

Today, Daegu’s lantern festival takes place in spring around Buddha’s birthday. The culture surrounding this event is rooted in religion. However, this event is for everyone regardless of religion, age or nationality! It’s about people gathering together and wishing for a best luck by letting a lantern fly high up into the sky.

This year, the Merrymaking event will take place on May 19! Mark your calendar ahead of time! Please follow us for more details!

  Date: May 19
  Location: Duryu Park

The following articles will help you plan your trip J

Image: Ilyong Lee

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

SPRING FESTIVALS in Korea| fashion/fabric fairs and cherry blossom festival

Finally, the month of spring is just around the corner. Daegu will celebrate the beginning of this season with 3 fashion and fabric related events! At the end of month will start the very anticipated cherry blossom festival at Eworld!


The 21th Korea International Textile Machinery Exhibition is taking place at EXCO from March 7 to 9. 400 booths from 150 different companies will exhibit their works. It will be a unique chance to learn about textile industry and up-to-date technologies related to the area.

  Date: March 7 – 9, 10:00 – 18:00
  Location: EXCO
  Address: 10, Exco-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구 북구 엑스코로 10
  Website: click here

Intl’ Textile Fair PREVIEW IN DAEGU

If you are leaning towards to fabric itself, check out International Textile Fair happening in the same building. This fair gives visitors a chance to learn about yarn, fabric, knit, functional fabric, digital printing, subsidiary materials, natural materials, wardrobe, fashion brand, etc

  Date: March 7 – 9, 10:00 – 18:00
  Location: EXCO
  Address: 10, Exco-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구 북구 엑스코로 10
  Website: click here

2018 Daegu Fashion Fair

A buyer looking at a dress.

Hear out everyone who is interested in fashion business. Daegu Fashion Fair is a fair specifically designed for businesses. Brands, designers, buyers, markers, department stores, shopping malls and whole salers will gather here to showcase their work and network. Along with 250 booths displaying, there will be fashion show, seminar, networking party, and 1:1 meetings between buyer and exhibitor.

  Date: March 7 – 9, 10:00 – 18:00
  Location: EXCO
  Address: 10, Exco-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구 북구 엑스코로 10
  Website: click here

Starlight Cherry Blossom Festival

During the cherry blossom season, there is no more beautiful amusement park in Korea than Eworld. Because Eworld is full of cherry blossom trees inside and around the park, it will give you a fantastical view. It’s going to be even more beautiful at night with starlights!

  Date: Mar 25 – Apr 8
  Location: Eworld
  Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
─ Address: 200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
─ Address(KR): 대구시 달서구 두류공원로 200
─ Admission(Adult): Entry 18,000KRW/ Free-pass 37,000KRW/Night Free-pass 21,000KRW


Friday, February 23, 2018

DAEGU HOSTEL | MidTown Hostel in Downtown (Business hotel in Daegu)

A brand new hostel recently opened in the heart of Daegu! In downtown Daegu, only 3 minutes from Banwoldang station, is located a clean, safe and affordable hostel. It’s perfect location to tour Daegu. Staffs are friendly and helpful. If you are debating where to stay, take a note for this place!

Rooms are available from dormitory to private rooms. All rooms are equipped with latex mattresses. Private rooms use beds made with cypress trees. In dormitory rooms, blinds between beds and individual lighting and laptop stands make your stay more pleasant.

Dormitory room
Dormitory room(left), private room(right)

  Check-in: 15:00 – 23:00
  Check-out: 11:00
  Location: 3 min from Banwoldang Station
  Address: 47, Jungang-daero 77-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구 중구 성내2 중앙대로77 47
  Contact: 053 – 719 – 3450 or 010 – 5730 – 6500
  Price(non-peak season) starting at 25,000KRW for dormitory, 35,000KRW for private room and 130,000KRW for family room.  
  Booking: by phone 
Bathroom and common areas
Bathrooms and common areas are important factors in choosing a good hostel. MidTown Hostel is particularly good at maintaining these areas. One of the thing travelers love about the hostel is Individual shoe locker that keeps the place and shoes sanitary.

Hallway, lobby, powder room, Shoe lockers (clockwise)

Security is the highest priority when it comes to an accommodation. You can lay back and relax at MidTown Hostel since each room can be locked by a electronic door lock. Moreover, the main entrance is kept for guests and staff only with passwords. The passwords changes each month.  

Nearby attractions
Modern Culture Alley(1min), Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Museum(2min), Seomun Market(10min)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Korea Cherry Blossom Festival 2018: “Starlight” Cherry Blossom Festival in Daegu

The Prettiest Festival in the World, Starlight Cherry Blossom Festival, is 30 days ahead! Excitement are growing across country as the spring flower are getting ready to bloom soon!

This flower festival takes place in Eworld, an amusement park in Daegu. Eworld and surrounding area boasts the number of cherry blossom trees that are 3 times more than that of Yeoido area, another popular spot to enjoy these pale pink flowers.

Let’s pink party

Whats special about this festival is that not only you can enjoy the blossom in daytime but also the entire park looks spectacular at night with all those starlight lit brightly. Mark your calendar today and get ready for the pink party!

Instagram zones

The Cherry Blossom Food Truck!

DJ party

The paronamic veiw

  Date: Mar 25 – Apr 8
  Location: Eworld
  Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
Address: 200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
Address(KR): 대구시 달서구 두류공원로 200
Admission(Adult): Entry 18,000KRW/ Free-pass 37,000KRW/Night Free-pass 21,000KRW

*All images: Eworld

20 Traditional Korean Market Tour in Korea | “Sijang” Tour

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced top 20 traditional markets in Korea. These markets, also called “Sijang” in Korean, were selected for their various types of foods and fun attractions. Sijang is a great destination for those who love to have food and cultural experience.

On the list is Daegu Seomun Market, which had previously won the Star of Korean Tour 2017. As walking along the narrow alley of the market, you can see a crowd of locals and visitors and long lines of vendors. The smell of warm noodles and fried mandoos will make your mouth filled with water. Also, the infamous night market is only a fraction of what you can expect from this fun and vibrant market!

Crispy "Triangle Mandoo"
Day vs. Night at Seomun Market
Seomun Night Market is much more than tasty street foods! 

Reserve a day from a trip and explore around a local market! J

20 Traditional Korean Market Tour 2018
Namdaemun Market
Tongin Market
Mangwon Market

Namnun Market(Suwon)

Singi Market

Gukjae Market
Bupeyong (Kkangtong) Market
Jagalchi Market

Seomun Market

1913 Songjeong Station Market

Wonju Jungang Market
Jeongseon Arirang Market
Chuncheon Romantic Market (aka. Jungang Market)
Sokcho Tourist & Fishery Market

Gyeongsan buk-do
Andonggu Market

Chungcheong nam-do
Seocheon Fishery Market
Gongju Sanseong Market

Chungcheong buk-do
Yukgeori Market (Cheongju)
Danyang Gugyeong Market

Jeolla buk-do
Jeongju Nambu Market
Gongseol Market(Namwon)

Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

[Korean Wave] World Delicacies You Can Enjoy in Korea │Europe (Italy, England & France)

Daegu is a great city for Kpop fans who want to explore all aspects of Korean culture. Daegu boasts a number of international dining that offer from authentic to developed tastes! If you like to learn dining culture in Korea while enjoying good food, read this article to the end! 

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Jakeun 작은

Jakeun is a trendy Italian restaurant nestled in one of the hottest spots in Daegu, Samduk-dong. Cozy and homey vibe resonates across the space as this place was originally a household. This place is best known for its delightful Basil Pesto. The menu includes a typical Italian dishes such as pasta, risotto and pizza. Yummy Italian dish in a Korean style interior is possible only in Korea, for sure.

  Hours: 12:00 – 21:00 
Break Time 15:00 – 17:00
  Location: 10 min from Kyungdae Hosp. Station(Line 2)
  Address: 37-5, Gongpyeong-ro 8-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 중구 공평로8 37-5
  Price: Around 12,000KRW


As the name suggests, BIG BEN is an English style pub that offers not only fish and chips but also a variety of delicacies that go along well with beer. This pub provides a wide range of alcohols as well. Cocktail beer is, for example, a young ladies’ frequently requested item. If you like to be in the 시끌벅적 vibe among Daegu’s young crowd, Big Ben is definitely a top choice for you.

  Hours: 12:00 – 21:00 
Break Time 15:00 – 17:00
  Location: 10-15min from Banwoldang or Jungangro Station
  Address: 58-19, Dongseong-ro 3-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로3 58-19
  Price: Around 12,000KRW

butter roll pain france 빠다롤 프랑스

One thing people love about traveling is trying local desserts! Here at “butter roll pain france”, you would be thrilled to see a parade of tasty breads. This bakery serves a number of item from which you can taste French with their modern twist. The notable items are “strawberry sik-bbang” and “chocolate sik-bbang” filled with strawberry jam and melt chocolate respectively. If you can’t decide what you want, you can try a sample and see which you like the most!

  Hours: 10:00 – 23:00
  Location: 5 min from Banwoldang Station(Line 1 and 2)
  Address: 41, Dongseong-ro 1-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로1 41