Friday, September 20, 2019

Recommended Hotels for comfort in Daegu, South Korea

Eldis Regent Hotel


ⓒ Eldis Regent Hotel website

Eldis Regent hotel is in an area where you can easily transfer to and from Subway Lines 1, 2 or 3. The traffic is really convenient and the location is the very heart of fashion and shopping of Daegu Metropolitan City. 


There are shopping centers famous for luxurious goods such as Lotte Department Store, Hyundai Department store and Daegu Department Store. You can walk without a difficulty to shops. Also, the city's traditional markets such as Seomun Market, Donseong-no and Banwoldang are within a five-minute walking distance.


ⓒ Eldis Regent Hotel website

The rooms are divided into the new building and main building, and reservations are available on the website. Both places are neatly arranged. The new building has a large room of about 65 square meters. Please check the website for more details


■ By Intra-city Bus
Front of Eldis Regent Hotel (previously, Dongsan Hotel)

Bus : 408, 840, 909

Opposite to Eldis Regent Hotel (previously, Dongsan Hotel)

Bus : 405, 609

■ By Subway

Line 1 : Get out of Exit 18, Banwoldang Station, It is a seven-minute walk

Line 2 : Get out of Exit 9, Cheongna Hill Station, It is a seven-minute walk

Line 3 : Get our of Exit 9, Cheongna Hill Station, It is a seven-minute walk




Novotel Ambassador Daegu


ⓒ Novotel Ambassador Daegu website

Novotel Ambassador Daegu is located in the center of Donseong-ro and is connected directly to the subway! The train station, airport and EXCO convention center are very close, making it the perfect place for sightseeing.

ⓒ Novotel Ambassador Daegu website

This is a Superior Suite. This Spacious suite consists of a reception room and a bedroom, each fully equipped with cutting-edge facilities. The roomy bathroom includes separate bath and shower booth. Each suite can accommodate up to two adults and two children.


■ By Bus

2.28 across memorial Central Park 2 (02-230)

bus : 650, 909

2.28 across memorial Central Park 1 (02-227)

bus : 518, Gangchang 2, Express 1, 3, 5, 6

2.28 in front of memorial Central Park (02-326)

bus : 234, 240, 309, 425, 518, 650, 724, 909, 939, Express 1, 3, 5

CGV Crossing over Korea (02- 239)

bus : 156, 234, 240, 309, 323, 425, 524, 724, 939, 980

CGV Hanil (02-238)

bus : 156, 323-1, 524, Express 6

■ By Subway

Line 1 : Jungang-ro Station Exit 3 10 minutes by foot.
          Daegu Station Exit 19 10 minutes by foot.
Line 2 : Banwoldang Station 15 minutes by foot. 


 


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Meaning of Thanksgiving Day in Korea : Chuseok

Have you ever heard of Chuseok? Chuseok is known as Korean Thanksgiving Day. This year, Chuseok is on Friday, September 13th. During this period, Korean have a three-day national holiday. So we meet our family again and visit our hometown.



 






Songpyeon




On Chuseok, family members talk together and share delicious food. Songpyeon is a typical Chuseok dish, which is a traditional Korean rice cake made with sesame, red beans, beans, etc. It looks like half-moon shape. An old Korean anecdote says that the person who makes beautifully-shaped songpyeon will meet a good spouse or give birth to a beautiful baby.




And we put food on our ancestors at Chuseok. So we serve a variety of dishes like korean pan cake, korean style meatball, using squid and so on.


Hanbok



We play traditional games such as yui nori during Chuseok. Sometimes we wear hanbok which is Korean traditional clothes. Especially grandparents love their children wear it.


Korea's biggest hoilday, if you are in Korea, please enjoy traditional games or food. You can try to wear hanbok or stay in traditional house, hanok



Thursday, September 5, 2019

Best Photo Zone in Daegu, Korea : recommend for couples

Do you know there are lots of places where you can take the best picture in your life? Korea have various themes of it, especially in Daegu. I'm going to introduce you a little unique photo zones. You should walk here feeling the place's atmosphere. 

Healing is important because people are busy these days. I prepared painting wall village with slow road tour today for you. Let's go together!


Onggi Jonggi Happiness Village



Onggi Jonggi Happiness Village is located Donggu ipsuk-dong 932-15, Daegu. You can get there by subway which is called dongchon station. At there, get out to exit 1 and walk around 800m. 




There is Daegu Sundongchon Park at the entrance of Onggi Jonggi Happiness Village.


There's traces of the train tracks on the way. Even though it was summer, because of covering with trees It was cool and nice to walk on.


Next to the park is Onggi Jonggi Happiness Village. 
More than 50 plain house walls were created in pastelton colors. Train roads, parks, and painting wall village remind us of the past and present.



There are many interesting pictures between the alleyways. And there are snacks and animations in our memories, and lots of cute pictures.


This is the most popular photo zone. You can take a photo with beautiful balloons!


The old road of Youngnam Daero


The old road of Youngnam Daero is located in Dongseongno, Daegu. You can use subway which station is Banwoldang. Get off at Banwoldang Station and walk one minute to the back of Hyundai Department Store, you will see a sign.

This road is quite traditional. You will experience korean history at here.


Past road Painting wall Village is equipped with items of scholars to prepare a important exam.



This picture is explaining the person who go to do the exam and his wife said good-bye to him. I greeted him, too. The paintings in the murals were three-dimensional.



















Shall we go to feel the tradition of Korea? Don't hesitate to make plans for your trip!!!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The reason why you have to visit Daegu in September

You can enjoy the cool weather in September in Korea. During this season, The weather is not that much cold or hot, many people like to go to eat outside. And we are waiting some beautiful maples to view the autumn colors!! Actually It's almost October. Before that I wanna introduce you what festivals and events are held in September.

Are you ready? Let's go! 


Daegu International Opera Festival 


Daegu International Opera Festival was started on 23th Aug. It will be continue until 13th Oct. The Main Opera is 'G. Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor' which is performed on 5th Sep, 7:30pm. 


This story is about a tragic 'destiny' based on a true story! From Scotland in the late 17th century, depicts the tragedy of Lucia and Edgardo, who are in love despite the opposition of two old hostile families. This truth unleashed the dramatic feelings of characters such as madness, sadness, and anger add to the tragedy of the beautiful music of Bel Cento. 


This Opera will be shown speaking in Italy. But there are Korean and English subtitles. 


Ticket prices vary depending on seat. VIP seat is 100,000won. R seat is 70,000won, S seat is 50,000won, A seat is 30,000won, B seat is 20,000won, C seat is 10,000won. There are some of discounts for you. Check it behind table.


EVENTS

Talk Concert : Opera Becomes Art, Art Becomes Opera.
   - You can meet Opera in Art museum 

Amateurs Opera
  - Amateurs but almost looks like experts show the opera 'La Boheme'

Special Lecture Opera Odyssey
  - We can learn about performances in advance. If you participate this lecture you can get 20% discount when you reserve the main show.

After show this wonderful performances, you must be hungry!!! So I recommend you the hottest food in Daegu.


http://daeguoperahouse.org/17th_festival/index.asp



Dinner - Makchang


Within 5 minutes by walk, you can enjoy special food in Daegu ♡


This restaurant is called 'wooyaji Makchang' which is means "I can't do anything because It is definitely delicious" It is the small intestine of a pig. But If you don't wanna try, you can just eat pork which is called samgyepsal.



If you order some food, you will get this sauce with hot pepper. This pepper looks green, but It is quite hot..!! Watch out! Actually the one on the left side is green onion and the right one is pepper. Don't be confused :)



This is also sauce. The yellow one is curry and red one is cilly, light brown one is powder of bean.



This is rolled omelet. Enjoy it with ketchup!





These are main dishes! Makchang and Samgyepsal. You can choice original or seasoned one. Lots of Korean prefer the red one. The price is very cheep! It is around 9,000won by person. So I think you can try various food in here. 



And If you order more than three people, they will give you service food. First one is Soybean Paste Ramen. It is quite traditional taste.



After all, They will serve you a bingsu. It is made with ice flakes with red bean and syrup.


Enjoy your travel in September in Daegu!! with awesome food and festival~!


Address


대구 동구 동부로30길 34
Daegu Dong-gu Dongburo30gil 34, near the dongdaegu station


Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hanok, Korean traditional house in Daegu to stay during your trip.

Hanok is a traditional house that has been developed according to the environment of the Korean Peninsula and the traditional lifestyle of Koreans. So, if you want to experience the traditional lifestyle of Koreans in Daegu, Staying in Hanok in Daegu will be so good choice in your trip. So then, we will introduce Hanoks in Daegu. 


Guam Seowon



Seowon was a Confucian academy where people worshiped their ancestors and studied Neo-Confucianism.





Guam Seowon is a Confucian academy of Dalseong Seo, that was a historic family in Joseon, an old country on the Korean Peninsula. Unlike other Seowons, it is located in the center of Daegu. So you can experience Korean traditional culture more easily and enjoy staying in a Hanok. 


*Accommodation charge: 45,000~90,000₩ 

(different charges from room to room)


*Accommodation reservation: 010-7633-1419 / 053) 428-9980

*Address: 492-58 (Dongsan-dong), Jung-gu, Daegu



Byeongam Seowon



Byeongam Seowon is a Confucian academy of Seonju Do, that was a historic family in Joseon, an old country on the Korean Peninsula. It's not far from the city center, where modern buildings and traditional houses were built to blend in. It can provide you not only Korean traditional culture but experience for accommodate in a Hanok.





*Accommodation charge: 132,000~330,000₩ 

(different charges from room to room)


*Accommodation reservation: 010-7633-1419 / 053) 428-9980

*Address: 21 (Yongsan-dong), Dalseo-gu, Daegu


Pyochungjae



Pyochungjae is a place which Gun Wang, who had been the king of Goryeo Dynasty on the Korean peninsula, had built for praying for Sung Gyeom Sin, the general of Goryeo, who had been dead for rescue his master. And after the fall of Goryeo Dynasty, in Joseon Dynasty, it turned into a Seowon. And then descendants of General Sin has hold memorial service for him here. when you come here, you can experience Korean traditional plays as well as learn Korean history, staying here.

 


*Accommodation charge: 45,000~165,000₩ 

(different charges from room to room)


*Accommodation reservation: 010-6526-7992 / 053) 428-9980

*Address:17 Sinsunggyom-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu, (Jimmyo-dong)


Friday, August 16, 2019

Daegu cable car : palgongsan & Apsan

Do you want to enjoy nature in Daegu? But it's too hard to walk around? So we prepared it. Daegu Palgong cable car, Daegu front cable car!

Daegu Palgongsan cable car


Palgongsan is a mountain higher than I thought at 1,192 meters, and cable cars go up to a height of 820 meters. The Palgong cable car is a six-seat Kondora Rift, which is about 1.2 kilometers long and is a very long distance. If you ride a cable car for about 7 minutes, you arrive at the normal station at 820 meters above sea level. In addition to the magnificent view of Palgongsan Mountain, the observatory is a place where visitors can enjoy the city of Daegu as well as Donghwa Temple in the distance. Today, we will learn about the usage time and fare of Palgong cable car.
*Price List

*Time table
☎053-982-8801


Daegu Apsan cable car


In Nam-gu, Daegu City, there is a 660-meter-tall Apsan. There is a Daegu Apsan park.
There are a variety of walking paths in Daegu Apsan Park to match the name of Daegu citizens' leisure space. Basically, there are walking trails linked to Apsan, walking paths leading to the M.t Sanseong from Daegu, and walking trails linked to M.t Daedeok. Since such diverse trails range from 2 kilometers to 4 kilometers each, the biggest advantage is that you can choose the trails depending on your taste and stamina. If you take a cable car to the observatory, you can see the view of Daegu in front of you.
*Price List

*Time table

053-656-2994

Friday, August 9, 2019

Korean superstitions that make you surprise!







If you write your name in red, you will die.


In Korea, there is a superstition that if you write your name in red, it is considered ominous. There are three theories as to why. First of all, because red writing means blood that is associated with death. The second one is that when King Sejo started a coup in Korea's ancient dynasty of Joseon, he marked the names of his opponents in red and killed them all, so Koreans have avoided red ever since. Finally, since the names of soldiers killed during the Korean War were written in red letters, Koreans have not written their names in red since then.

When you whistle at night, a ghost comes out!


The superstitions about whistling at night exist not only in Korea but also in many other countries. In ancient Korea, whistles used to be used as a way to call a snake from the ground or as a way for a man to go to a woman's house and signal her to come out. Therefore whistling at night meant to bring out a snake from the ground to make other people dangerous, or to bring a woman with her husband out of the house and her family unhappy. Also, today, whistling at night can cause noise between floors in the apartment, so Koreans tend to refrain from whistling at night.

The number 4 means sinister.


Number 4 is a number that is avoided not only in Korea but also in the Chinese character culture such as China and Japan. The reason is because in the culture, the pronunciation of number 4 is same as the pronunciation of Chinese characters '死' (meaning the death).  Therefore, in Korea, F is often used instead of the number 4, and the number 4 is rarely used for military, hospital, and various transportation means.

When a pig comes out in a dream, money comes out.



In Korea, pigs were considered animals meaning enrichment because they symbolized good fortune. Therefore, Koreans thought that a pig dream would bring good luck. Koreans also thought that dreaming of a pig would give birth to many babies, thinking that pigs are chubby and give birth to many babies. In addition, the pronunciation of money in Korea (DON) is the same as the pronunciation of Chinese character 豚 (DON) , so Koreans thought that pig means money. So even today, if Koreans dream pigs,  you can often see them buying lottery tickets.


"If you want to know Korean superstitions more and experience them in person, go to the 2019 Daegu International Horror Festival!"