Friday, August 12, 2011

Daegu Tour Stamp Trail - Let’s get the stamp in Daegu Yangnyeongsi oriental medicine cultural center

Daegu Yangnyeongsi is the street lined with herbal medicine shops and herbal pharmacists, etc.

If you walk 100m from the entrance of Yangnyeongsi, you’ll see the oriental medicine cultural center.

The old Jeil church building which was built in the early 1900s stands on the way to cultural center.

The narrow alley near by Jeil church is the way leads to the center.

This is the main entrance of the oriental medicine cultural center.

Characters named Yakryeong-i and Yakchorong in front of the entrance is the official mascots of center. 

Replica of herb extractor and medicine packs were seen on the left side.

The fountain in the form of herb extractor was very impressive.

You can sit back and relax in the nearby Korean hut.

There is a walkway for acupressure therapy to relieve fatigue of journey.

Tourist Information Center, opposite a fountain
You can buy stamp trail booklet and get stamp of Yangnyeongsi at the tourist information center.

In the cultural center, you could have the experience of herbal medicine such as herbal medicine tasting, feet bathing and taking picture with wearing Korean traditional dress.

The information guide gives kind explanation of center on the 3rd floor.
Open from 10am to 6pm on the weekdays and to 5pm on weekends.

And closed every Monday, thanksgiving(Chuseok) and the first day of year like other museums.

When I went down to the second floor, the mascot Yakchorong was guiding in front of the entrance. 

Diorama of old Yangnyeongsi
Diorama of old herbal pharmacist
Specimens of various officinal herbs
Rare medicinal ingredients

You could taking picture with wearing Korean traditional dress on the second floor. 

The stamp is available at the tourist information center.


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