Monday, March 30, 2020

My hometown, Daegu (the story of Daegu)

It's a warm spring day. I think it will be a perfect spring in April!

Even Daegu, which is warmer than other cities, has spring as usual, but it is hard to As a citizen of Daegu, you may feel many emotions.

Though it's a difficult time, I'd like to cheer up Daegu citizens who care about the community and the people around them!

Today, I would like to introduce you to an article written by Jeon Jae-min, a field reporter who was born and has lived in Daegu.

I think many people as well as citizens of Daegu will agree with this. Let's read it together.

It`s no different than this time last year. Samdeok-dong, once again, was still beautiful."

Passing through the middle of March, the warm spring sunshine, no different from any other year, is beating down the street.
Today, I want to talk about Daegu, which I haven't thought much about while going to the meeting place after a long time.

- Gyeongbuk National University Festival
To me, who was born in Daegu and has lived my whole life, "Daegu" remains a relaxed but noisy city.

Each month, the buildings are lined with distinctive festivals, events, and busy streets.

And as you start to get out of there little by little, to the nature you see. The previously mentioned relaxed yet noisy images are permeated throughout Daegu. From now on, let's visit various places based on the pictures in the cell phone gallery and my memories.

- Hajungdo
First of all, while I watched the gallery, there was a place that stood out and had a clear memory. It is the 'Hajungdo Yuchae Flower Complex' located in Nogok-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu. This is one of the places where many people admire the wide array of flowers along the Geumho River.
Unfortunately, at the time of the photo shoot, it was just before the flowers bloomed, so we couldn't see the distinctive yellow waves.
Since it is said to reach full bloom around mid-April every year, let's check the time of enlightenment and then visit it.

The way to find the load map is by using the bus no.3.
Bukgu No. 3 is via the "East Daegu" and "Daegu" zones, which are easily accessible to tourists visiting Daegu from another country, so anyone can easily visit it.

- Wolgwang Water Park in midsummer

The second place to enjoy leisure is Wolgwang Water Park located in Wolgok-ro, Dalseo-gu.
Many people think of Minrak Water Park in Busan when they say waterfront park.
However, Daegu also has a walkway, cafes, and a Wolgwang Waterfront Park, which is surrounded by restaurants.
Unlike the waterfront park, which is unique to Busan, Wolgwang Water Park is facing the pond, so you can enjoy the calm waves.
Depending on the weather, you can enjoy a dreamy landscape filled with water fog.

Now let's move away from the leisurely tourist attractions and take a look at the noisy downtown of Daegu. Today's meeting place is Samdeok-dong.

- an alleyway in Samdeok-dong

Samdeok-dong consists mainly of alleys. As you walk along these alleys, you will find cute cafes, restaurants, bars and prop shops everywhere. 

- Cafe OE, brunch cafe
Walking along the street with an acquaintance, I visited OE, a sandwich shop located in Samdeok-dong, near lunchtime.

Due to the low number of tables, there is a certain amount of waiting lines at a time when guests usually visit, but today I was able to sit down right away without waiting. It was a perfect space for enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of Samdeok-dong, as the store was made up of an open structure that allowed customers to look out of the window.

- Props Shop 'Object'
If you walk a little from the OE, you'll see the object.
Object is a kind of prop shop that gathers stationery and various props, starting with various goods.
It was a place where you could have a little fun by picking out props for each other with your friends after the meal.

-Cafe 'Lit'

Finally, I visited the cafe 'lit' located next to the object.
This is a cafe with a unique concept of selling furniture on display inside the cafe with coffee.
It is also made up of remodeled rural houses, so you can experience the feeling of drinking coffee while looking out of a window in a well-decorated house.

- What you see outside the window from inside the lit
As I opened the front door for the first time in a while and headed for the meeting place, I looked back on the various images of Daegu in cell phone gallery and the current surroundings.

Still warm, still leisurely.
It's a tough time for everyone. However, it seems like everyone is living their lives with a life of ease, not much different from before, without losing their laughter even in difficult situations.
Wishing you a hard time and return to the noisy Daegu as soon as possible.

With the efforts and rituals of Daegu citizens, you will overcome the difficulties and return to Daegu where many people visit!I wish all the visitors good health.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Three scenic night spots in Daegu

These days, I realize that the sun is getting longer as winter passes and spring approaches.
Did you feel that, too?

Last friday (3.20), the spring equates the length of night and day to each other, and gradually the days become longer.
It's time to say good-bye to the fancy coats, isn't it?

You can feel Daegu's night as beautiful as the busy day.
Let me introduce you to three representative attractions with a beautiful night view in Daegu!

1) Cheongna Hill

Cheongna Hill originated in the early 19th century when Christian missionaries planted many ivy in their homes, including the House of Sweetz, the House of Chambers, and the House of Blair.

It is a place where the missionaries lived, such as a house, a medical missionary museum and the first western apple tree in Daegu.
It's beautiful to visit during the day, but it's a place where you can feel calm and peaceful at night.

Cheongna Hill is a great place to walk with loved ones.

2) The observatory on the Ap-san(front mountain)

Unlike Biseul Mountain and Palgong Mountain, which I introduced before, it is located in the center of the city, so you can see the entire city of Daegu at a glance.

At night, you can see the bright city of Daegu, so many photographers come to see us.
Especially on days like fireworks, it's crowded with people!

Located in downtown Daegu, it is a resting place for citizens and a scenic view.

3) 83 Tower

Duryu Park in Dalseo-gu, Daegu City
When Daegu citizen were young, it was a picnic place. And it's a good place to be with a lover and a friend when they become an adult.
The 83 Tower is a place that has given many memories to citizens for a long time.

83 Tower was completed in 1992 and is the second tallest tower in Korea.
It is recreating the traditional architectural beauty of Korea by showing off the octagonal top in the form of Dabotap!
The height of the building is 202m (1,53m + 49m) and it is the tallest building in Daegu.
It would be harder to take pictures so that the 83 Tower is not visible!

It was one of the 12 scenic spots in Daegu, 83 Tower.
We took a look at three night view attractions in Daegu.
All three places have deep memories with the lives of Daegu citizens.

I hope you have a good night : )

Monday, March 16, 2020

Natural attractions in Daegu : Biseul, Palgong Mountain and Songhae Park

Are you all taking care of your health? I'm sure many of you are bored and frustrated because you're at home.
These days, it makes us feel how precious everyday life is.

I brought pictures of Daegu's beautiful scenery to calm down your frustrating daily life!
Although we're going through a hard time now, let's meet Daegu again after some time.

Even citizens who have lived in Daegu for a long time must have seen a new side of Daegu.
Let's take a look at each of these beautiful places in Daegu.

1. Biseulsan Natural Recreation Forest

Yong-ri Mountain 10 in Dalseong-gun, Daegu

Bisulsan Mountain is a mountain located on the border between Dalseong County in Daegu and Cheongdo County in North Gyeongsang Province.
To the north, it connects with the mountain. Along with Mt. Palgongsan, it is also known as the "North Palgong, Nam biseul" and is considered the two largest mountains in Daegu City!
It is 1,084 meters high and was designated as a county park in 1986 and was recognized as a natural recreational forest in 1993.
The mountain slopes and valleys are very slow to flow, and the rocky has a unique view.
It is the largest of several stone species in Korea, and has a very high academic and natural learning value.
There are camping sites and recreational forest accommodations, so it's a place where many tourists gather during the holiday season.

Especially in mid-to-late April when azaleas bloom, it is a magnificent sight because they fill the hill from the top of the mountain behind them!
The azalea flower of a mountain is more spectacular and wonderful than any other cluster of azalea flowers, which is one of the reasons why we are looking for the azalea flowers of April.
People in Daegu, who love Biseulsan azalea flowers, differentiate this place by calling it "cham flower" and the festival is also called the Biseulsan Cham flower Cultural Festival!

I hope you can enjoy your trip to the mountains in mid-to-late April.

2. Songhae Park

Kiseuri 306 in Okpo-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu

Songhae Park was selected as the third attraction of the year in the country after Cheonggyecheon Stream and Gapyeong Jarasum in Seoul.
It is beautiful waterfront park in the country, and it is a popular place to be loved.
The 10.5-kilometer Dulegil surrounded by Okyeon Reservoir, the second-largest 10-meter-long Mulebanga in the country, Baeksegyo and Baeksejeong to pray for the Mansu River during the age of 100.
There are many things to see because there are five colored windmills, Songhae Falls, and the suspension bridge.
It has gold caves and forest, making it a hot spot in Daegu that attracts 750,000 tourists a year.

I'm not sure if you noticed, but the name of Songhae Park is named after Song Hae, the popular MC of the national singing contest!
Songhae's hometown is at North Korea, so he had always been a sorrow that had lost hometown. So he made Daegu as his home of mind.
He often looked at Okyeonji to soothe the pain of losing his hometown.

Songhae Park is a place where beautiful nature, pavilion, and tree walkways are combined.

3. Palgong Provincial Park

Dongsan-ri, Bugye-myeon, Gunwi-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Palgongsan is a mountain that spans the cities of Donggu, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Yeongcheon, Gunwi-gun, Chilgok-gun, and Gyeongsan.
It is tall and large, covering 1,193 meters tall and covering the northeastern part of Daegu, and covering a total area of 126.852 square kilometers.
Enclosed (1,155 meters) and Seobong (1,150 meters) compete shoulder to shoulder with each other at the center of the 1,192 meters above sea level.

As the center of Buddhist culture, there are many temples including Donghwa Temple.
The stone Buddha in the temple compound is definitely outstanding!
The construction of the stone Buddha began in November 1990 and was completed on November 27, 1992, after two years of extensive construction.
The total height of the Buddha statue is 30 meters, of which the height of the pedestal reaches 13 meters and its circumference reaches 16.5 meters, making it known as the world's largest stone Buddha.
The statue was created to heal conflicts that were impeding unification and hope that 70 million people's wish for national reconciliation would take place as soon as possible!

Like this, there are many different attractions in Daegu, right?
Warm spring is coming, but it is hard to go out comfortably these days.

The nature places will be there for our visit over time. : )