Sunday, March 29, 2015

2.28 Central Memorial Park in Daegu, Korea

What if you would want to relax your feet and eyes after a tiresome shopping day in Daegu City?

Try out 2.28 Central Memorial Park that changes every season.

2.28 Central Memorial Park is one of the big parks in Korea.

As a mecca of Daegu City, it is located in Dongseong-ro where you can watch various concerts and performances.

The peaceful 2.28 Central Memorial Park also gives you a glimpse of the past.

The Central Memorial Park was established to commemorate the event that happened on the 28th of February in 1960 during Seungman Yi’s administration.

A student democratization movement resisted the dictatorship of the corrupt liberal party before the 3.15 presidential election.

The 2.28 movement instigated the 3.15 Masan movement as well as the 4.19 college student protest which then primed the resignation of Seungman Yi.

The 2.28 Daegu student democratization movement was an expression of the Daegu civic mind that was against poverty, dictatorship, injustice, and corruption.
It was an incident that pioneered Korea’s version of Western democracy.

It holds a great story behind its magnificent scenery, doesn’t it?

There are rows of cafes at the entrance of the park.
The weather gets chilly during the blooming season so how about having coffee from the 2nd or 3rd floor of the café while enjoying the view of the 2.28 Central Memorial Park on a weekend? 

▶ How to go to 2.28 Central Memorial Park

- Address : 15, Gongpyeong-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
- Public transportation : Exit 14 of Jungang-ro st, subway line 1

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