Monday, May 15, 2017

Old history meets modern in Daegu 'Daegu Modern Alley'

Daegu Modern Alley

Daegu’s modern alley is located in downtown next to the shopping district. From Dongdaegu (east) bus terminal you can take the tube line 1 and get off at Jungangno. It is only 4 stops from the terminal and should take around 12 minutes. The modern alley is suitable for all ages and is accessible for wheel chair users.

When visiting the tourist information service you can get a map that shows all the different courses you can take to make the most of your visit to the modern alley. If you’re planning on visiting many places in Daegu, you can buy a stamp tour (1000won). This is a fun way to discover the hidden secrets of Daegu.

The modern alley is a less known part of Korea, but is definitely worth visiting as it shows the changes that the people and the city went through after the Korean war.

Course 1: Course 1 is 3.25km long and takes about 2 hours 30 minutes. The tour starts at Gyeongsang Gamyeong Park and ends at Dalseong Park.

Course 2: This course is 1.64km long and takes about 2 hours. The tour starts at Dongsan Missionary Houses and ends at the Daegu Overseas Chinese Association.

Course 3: This course is about 2.65km long and takes about 2 hours. It starts at Jewelry Town and ends at Seomun Market.

Course 4: This course is 4.95km and lasts almost 3 hours. The tour starts at Gukcae-bosan Memorial Park and ends at Geondeulbawi Rock.

Course 5: This course is 2.12km long and takes 1 hour 40 minutes. The starting point is Banwoldang and it ends at the nunnery Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres.

The modern alley hosts lots of festivals during the year. The most recent one was Daegu Yangyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival. The festival ran from the 3rd of May till the 7th of May.

Daegu Yangyeongsi used to be an international market, dating back 350years. The Herb Medicine Market was selling herbal medicines from China, Russia and European regions. The festival lets visitors experience medicinal herbs found in Korean mountains, and relaxing and curative healing procedures.

Where to eat?
한옥국시 – Hanok Gugsi located next to medical street

It’s a cute little shop where they sell the typical noodles, pancakes, etc. It is reasonably priced and absolutely delicious. This place used to be the house of Chinese poet Han Kukyo.

We ordered two types of cold noodles and one pajon. The dishes were served with 5 different side dishes. We paid 15 000won in total.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring Travel Weeks : Daegu Has Fun Stamp Tour Event in Daegu, Korea

Daegu Has Fun 대구는 재밌다 Stamp Tour

From April 29(Sat) to May 14(Sun) is Spring Travel weeks so lots of interesting events will take place.

The best thing you should check is "STAMP TOUR" !

During spring travel weeks, visit few spots of Daegu and get the stamp! you will have special souvenir

Are you  ready? Let's go to check the details !

■ Event period : April 29(Sat)~May 14(Sun)
■ How to join : ① Get the guide book, "대구는 재밌다" (Daegu Has Fun) or download the stamp map above.
                          ② Visit more than 3 spots between 20, and get the stamps!
                          ③ Visit the office mentioned below for free souvenir.
                          ④ Post on your SNS!

■ Souvenir : Table clock, 6 kinds of travel requisites in a small pouch.

■ Places for stamp
Samunjin Wharf, Jumak Village 
Samunjin Jumak Village Canteen service counter(10:00~18:00)

Hyangchon cultural center
2nd Floor, cultural theater (09:00~18:00)

Ot-Gol Village (The Chui Clan of Geongju)
Interpreter lectern (10:00~17:00)

Inheung Village
Interpreter lectern (10:00~17:00)

Daegu textile museum
1st floor, Informatiion desk (09:00~18:00)

Prehistoric remains park
Management office(09:00~17:00)

Songhae Park
The first observatory (10:00~17:00)

Dalseong Fortress
Left side of the main entrance, management office, handicraft workshop(09:00~18)

Daegu Arboretum
The Security office in front of the parking lot(10:00~18:00)

Daegu weather science museum
2nd Floor information desk(10:00~18:00)

Bullo-dong Ancient Tomb Park
Interpreter lectern(10:00~17:00)

Hill Crest / Spa Valley
Main entrance, south entrance ticket office(10:00~17:00)

Suseongmot Lake
Main entrance ticket office(11:00~18:00)

E world/83 tower
4th floor information desk at 83 tower(11:00~22:00)

Seomun night market
tourism information desk(09:00~17:00)

Palgongsan mountain cable car
ticket office of cable car(09:30~18:50)

Apsan observatory(Cable car)
ticket office of cable car(10:00~19:00) 

Ayang railway

Kim Gwangseok street, Bangchun market
tourism information desk(10:00~18:00)

Biseulsan mountain, Daegyeonsa temple
In front of roof tile buddhist temple(10:00~16:00)

Mabijeong Mural Village
Agritourism village(09:00~18:00)

Chungna Hill
Interpreter lectern(10:00~17:00)

Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine
Tourism information desk(10:00~17:00)

■ Souvenir distribution office 
Dongdaegu Station Tourist Information Center
Daegu Station Tourist Information Center
Yangnyeongsi Chungchun Salon
Ssamji park information desk
Kim Gwangseok-gil street information desk

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Announcement : 2017 Daegu Travel SNS Reporter

2017 Daegu Travel SNS Reporter

Congratulations members!
You are selected as a 2017 Daegu Travel SNS Reporter

We would like to say Thank you for your interest in our recruitment. 
And also regret to say that to those not selected this time. 

We will contact the 3 members selected individually soon.

Congratulations again and Please keep supporting us this year!