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!"

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Summer Festivals in Daegu in August

Whenever summer comes to us, Daegu is the hottest city in Korea. So citizens in Daegu find ways to escape the heat wave every summer. Although staying your home, you can escape the heat, if you come to Daegu, you are going to escape the heat more joyfully with festivals.

2019 Daegu international body painting festival

Theme? The festival representing colorful Daegu
when? 2019. 8. 24(Sat)~ 8. 25(Sun)
where? Kolon field concert hall in Duryu park, Korea
call 053-760-1855
 
2019 Daegu International Body Painting Festival is the best body painting competition held in Daegu in 2008 in Asia. It represents "Colorful Daegu."

Major events include the unconventional art world that uses the model's entire body as a canvas, the photo-time program "I am an artist too." along with the model, "Face Painting" by amateur enthusiasts, "Nail Art" dance and band performances, among others.

2019 Daegu international horror festival


Theme?
Escape the heat wave! Daegu, a city of passion
when? 2019.8.9(Fri) ~ 8.11(Sun)
where? Daegu Stadium Citizens Plaza, Daegu City Theater
Call 053-255-2555

In summer, most parts of the country are experiencing heat waves, with heat wave warnings issued day after day after day. Especially, Daegu is the hottest place in Korea. In order to overcome this heat wave, by holding the Horror Arts Festival, a unique summer theme festival in Daegu that is differentiated from other regions, Daegu is going to transform the image of the hot city of Daegu into a world-class performing arts city.

Invited performances from Korea and abroad, official participation performances from Korea, street theater festivals, horror theater festivals and side events will be held.

2019 Daegu Cultural Heritage Night

Theme? Meet the modern streets of Daegu 100 years ago
when? 2019. 08. 23(Fri)~08.24(Sat)
where? Modern street (Yakgyeong City / Cheongna hill)
call 053-661-2191
 
Daegu Cultural Heritage Night is a cultural festival that opens the modern street of Daegu at night so that citizens meet the image of the modern street of Daegu 100 years ago. In 1919, many things happened in the modern street of Daegu.
The independence movement against Japanese colonial rule for the country, the first Western-style marriage in Daegu, Many artists who bloomed modern art in Daegu, etc.

Visitors to the 2019 Daegu Cultural Heritage Night will return to the modern city of Daegu 100 years ago to welcome the night sky and cultural assets.