Thursday, May 28, 2020

Let me introduce you to the Apsan mountain observatory!

Today, I'm going to introduce you to a place not far from downtown Daegu where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air!

It's the Apsan mountain observatory that has been with the lives of Daegu citizens. Shall we meet together?

Besides Palgong Mountain and Biseul Mountain, there is a mountain in front of the city center, making it a light walking course or hiking trail for citizens.

Especially, cable cars are installed in the mountain, so anyone can easily climb to the top and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

The view from the top of this mountain is truly magnificent, and it has been recognized for its beauty enough to be selected as one of the top 100 tourist destinations.

Let me show you two ways to get to this observatory.


1. If you want to climb the mountain with fresh air, 
There is hiking trail to the Apsan mountain!

Since the mountain is not small, there are many hiking trails, and I will show you the easiest and easiest way to climb.

It's a path where you can feel the dense forest and nature. Think of it as an hour and a half round trip.

It's an easy course, but there are some roads with high stairs and slopes, so you'd better wear comfortable clothes!

If you walk up the path surrounded by green trees, you will feel refreshed.

After about 20 minutes, you will be able to see a temple where you can feel the calm atmosphere from afar. It is Ahnilsa Temple, the headquarters of the 9th Diocese of the Korean Buddhist Order.

This Ahnilsa Temple contains an interesting historical story that King Taejo of Goryeo was defeated by Gyeonhwon of Later Baekje and hid in Anilsa Temple. What a historic temple!

If you walk up again past Anilsa Temple, you can see the panoramic view of Daegu.


2. When you want to go to the observatory quickly and easily, 
Ride the cable car!

The cable car in Daegu has the Palgongsan cable car and the cable car in Apsan!

The cable car in Apsan mountain, which has the advantage of being able to enjoy not far from the city center, is also easy to find by public transportation.
Parking spaces are a bit small, so be careful on weekends and holidays!

<Cable car fare>
Adult round-trip: 10,500 won, Adult one-way: 7,500 won
Child round-trip: 7,500 won, Child one-way: 5,500 won

The view outside during the 15-minute cable car travel is fantastic.
You can enjoy the nature of downtown Daegu and the mountains in front of you.


a panoramic view of Daegu viewed from above a high mountain.

After arriving by cable car or mountain climbing, the observatory looks as if it has prepared a wonderful view for everyone who has worked hard.

If you come in time for sunset or dinner time, you will be able to enjoy more spectacular views.

The sunset quickly disappears, but another wonderful view awaits, which is the bright night view of Daegu.


If you'd like to meet Daegu, we recommend you visit the observatory in time for sunset: )



[How to enjoy 100% of the observatory!]

1. Take a memorable picture of your life shot!

There are so many photo spots at the observatory, and you can take great pictures of your life.

2. The figure of a Apsan mountain full of flowers and greenery

If you visit in April, you'll be able to see a lot of cherry blossoms blooming, and in summer, you'll be able to see a recording that shows off a dazzling cool color.

And the green pine trees are beautifully blended around the observatory.

3. If you're with someone you love, take the lock!



A promise of long love! There's also a place to hang locks, so if you come with your lover,

You can hang a special design lock and a star sign pen.

But you can't throw the key in the mountains! Please take it with you as a protection for nature!

This is a mountain in front of Daegu that offers pleasant hiking trails and a great observatory.

Please visit and take a quick look at the city center of Daegu!














Thursday, May 21, 2020

Introducing Daegu's traditional Chilsung Market in bukgu

Today, I'm going to introduce you to the traditional market in Daegu.

Daegu's markets, which have been struggling with Corona 19 for some time, are regaining vitality with warmer weather.

It contains the scenery of the market that has survived the hard times and returned to daily life.

Chilsung Market
276-1 Chilsung-dong 1-ga, Buk-gu, Daegu
Chilsung General Market in Daegu is the largest traditional market in Daegu along with Seomun Market.



It's near Chilsung Market Station on Subway Line 1, so it's very accessible and convenient to visit. : )


Chilsung Market is composed of various markets to match the name of 'complex cultural commercial district'.

Thanks to the large signboards that describe what kind of products are professionally sold, it is guided to the market of your choice.

Inside the market, we were selling these fresh fruits and ingredients.


Inside the market, there are various restaurants such as barley rice and kalguksu, and not only the market merchants but also the customers who were shopping in the market were sitting down and eating.

This is Chilsung Market in Daegu, where you can enjoy a generous meal at a low price (Boribap: 3,500 won).

Not only did the merchants all wear masks, but they welcomed us with warm hearts.
Traditional markets with small alleys and small shops can always feel the warmth of the market.


Chilsung Night Market 


[way to go]
Follow the sign in front of Exit 1 of Chilsung Market Station

[operating time]
18:00 to 23:00 on weekdays, 24:00 on Fridays and Saturdays


Another pride of Chilsung Market, Chilsung Night Market, is located on Sinchon Street, which is right next to Chilsung Market.

It's easy to find Chilsung Market Station because of this sign that you can see right after exit 1.

The night market is literally a night market, so from 18:00 to 23:00 on weekdays,

Friday/Saturday will be open until 24:00, so please keep that in mind.

Chilsung Market's night market combines traditional and creative foods with a wide range of free markets. It is prepared to be a place where citizens can exchange various products as well as food!

There are about 300 tables and chairs where you can comfortably sit down and eat the food you bought at the stand, so it will be perfect for enjoying the cool breeze from Sinchon river.


If you go down to the night market, you can see another pillar sign, and you can see the harmony between the neon and the night sky with the crowds.

Quite a few people came to Chilsung Night Market:)

There are a variety of foods ranging from snacks, meals, drinks, desserts, and alcoholic beverages!


It was hard to get away because it smelled so good that it was difficult to choose from a variety of different foods as if we were in a different place!

On both sides of the line of stores, there was also a place to sit down and enjoy the food.

Looking at Sinchon river at the night market and enjoying a glass of beer, I think it will wash away the tiredness of the day.


And it also introduced 'Smart Order System', a non-face-to-face ordering service that is hard to find in regular night markets.

This smart order system allows the order to go to the store directly after ordering and paying by selecting the menu on the smartphone rather than lining up in front of the stand.

The aim is to minimize the spread of corona 19! : )

It is made based on the web so that you can access the Internet address (URL) or scan the QR code and choose the menu at the night market.


It is Chilsung Night Market where you can solve quizzes with your smartphone and get discount coupons for each store. So, it is a Chilsung Night Market with various fun factors prepared!

This is the night market you can see in Sinchon river.

The yellow tent is a place where you can sit down and enjoy the food, and you can enjoy the food while looking at the beautiful Sinchon river.

It would be nice to walk Sinchon river after a simple meal at the night market.

The lights of the night market grow on the river to make the sleep more beautiful.There is Sinchon in the center of Daegu, and Chilseong Market is in Sinchon.

Chilsung Market is a general market in the daytime, which is responsible for the table and life of Daegu people, and in the evening, a beer cup of the night market gives people the pleasure of living.

I hope all markets, including Chilsung Market in Daegu, will overcome difficult days and regain calm waves. : )