Friday, March 27, 2015

Daegu’s popular cherry blossom attraction: Mount Palgong ring road, Yongyeon temple, and Suseong pond

What comes to your mind when you hear the word Spring?

Cherry blossom comes to mine and it excites me.

The fluttering cherry blossoms are remarkably beautiful which remind you of faint memories.

As the weather gets warmer, buds slowly bloom.
All of Daegu is expected to be painted with pink cherry blossom by March 31st.

Personally, cherry blossoms look most beautiful when they flutter around like snow right after they bloom.

And so, I want to introduce you to Daegu’s popular cherry blossom attractions.

[Mount Palgong ring road]

Mount Palgong is always packed with tourists because of its beauty all year round.

The reason why more visitors come during Spring is because of the cherry blossoms.

The streets that lead you to Sootaeji passing through Baekam intersection and Donghwa temple have cherry blossoms in abundance.

Driving through the driveway and listening to music can make someone fall into the romance of spring that’s why many people love this place.

Also, there is a cherry blossom festival in Mount Palgong. 
There are lots of stalls in the event hall where you can purchase affordable special products and woodcrafts from the eight provinces of Korea.

Mount Palgong cherry blossom this year will be held from April 10th to 14th!

▶ How to go to Mt. Palgong ring road

- Address : 35, Dohak-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
- Public transportation : Bus (급행1, 팔공1, 팔공3)

[Yongyeon temple cherry blossom street]

Yongyeon temple is located in Okpo-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu.

The street in front of Yongyeon temple, a temple of Silla that was established in 914 A.D., was selected as the most beautiful street in Daegu in 2010 and was then recognized as the ‘Yongyeon temple cherry blossom street’.

Age-old cherry blossoms (about 40 years old) have proven themselves beautiful and worthy to be called a cherry blossom tunnel.

Unlike in Mount Palgong ring road, the Yongyeon temple cherry blossom is a place where you can go strolling with your family or lover.

Because of its limited parking spaces, the use of public transportation is being highly encouraged there.

▶ How to go to Yongyeon temple cherry blossom street

- Address : Bansong-ri, Okpo-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
- Public Transportation : Bus( 600, 달성2, 달성5) 
                                       Get off at the entrance of Yongyeon temple

[Suseong pond]

Suseong pond, a favorite weekend picnic place of Daegu residents, is also a popular cherry blossom attraction.

The cherry blossoms are planted around the huge Suseong pond which enhances the beauty of the already scenic cherry blossoms. 

Another reason for recommending this place is because of the numerous cafes surrounding the Suseong pond.
Serenity is what you get when you enjoy the scenic cherry blossoms with a cup of coffee.

▶ How to go to Suseong pond

- Address : Dusan-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
- Public transportation : Bus (449, 400, 601, 수성1-1, 가창1, 급행2)

It would be great to go with yours lover, friends, or family, but how about enjoying the cherry blossoms by yourself?

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