Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Korea's Festivals and Events in April 2018

No day can go wasted in spring! Here are 7 things you can consider doing in April.

The 10th Palgongsan Cherry Blossom Festival

The final hurrah of Daegu’s cherry blossom celebration can be found at Palgongsan Mountain. Whereas cherry blossoms in most parts of Daegu have dropped to the ground already, the tress in the mountainside has just started to reach full bloom last weekend.
  Date: April 11 - 15
  Location: The Fountain Plaza in Palgonsan Donghwa Section (팔공산 동화지구 분수대 특설무대)
  Address: 3, Palgongsan-ro 199-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구 동구 팔공산로 199 3
*The address above is for a building near the venue.

Hajungdo Yuchae Flower Festival

The end of cherry blossoms is truly sad. However, it also means the beginning of bright yellow floral delight, Yuchae Flower! Come out to Hajungdo Island and enjoy the ethereal scene. If you can find yourself during the festival season, you will entertained by a number of events such as busking, magic show, photography exhibition and other hand-on experiences. 
  Date: April 14- 15
*The field is open to public from now to May 7
  Location: Hajungdo Island (하중도)
  Address: 681-1 Nogok-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu
  Address(KR): 대구 북구 노곡동 681-1

Biseulsan Azalea Festival

Throughout the year, Daegu Travel is asked about many popular festivals like the Lantern festival. Biseulsan Azalea Flowers are the top 3 most frequently asked tourist attractions among foreigners. Due to the warmer spring this year, the festival starts sooner than last year.
  Date: April 21 – 22
*Blossoms are supposed to last for a week and start to wane afterwards.
  Location: Biseulsan Mountain
  Address: 230, Hyuyangnim-gil, Yuga-myeon, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
  Address(KR): 대구 달서구 유가면 휴양림길 230

Eworld Tulip Festival

Image: Eworld

Can you imagine an amusement park decorated with 1 million tulips? Colorful tulips can be found in Eworld if you visit from now to April 22.
  Date: Now – April 22
  Location: Eworld
  Address: 200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구 달서구 두류공원로 200

Spring Symphony at Cheongna Hill

Flowers stimulate our eyes and noses. It’s time to entertain our ears with spring music! As a part of Spring Travel Week, Spring Symphony at Cheongna Hill takes place at.. as you can tell, Cheongna Hill, one of the most popular spots in downtown.
  Date: April 28 and May 5
  Hours: 14:00 – 15:30
  Location: Cheongna Hill
  Address: 2029, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 달구벌대로 2029

The Musical “Empress Myeongseong”

A Korean musical, Empress myeongseong, is finally arriving in Daegu! The very first show was performed in 1995 and was also showcased in Japan, New York, LA, London and Toronto.
  Date: April 19 – 22
  Location: Keimyeong Art Center
  Address: 1095, Dalgubeol-daero, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구 달서구 달구벌대로 1095
  Ticket: can be purchased on Interpark

The Play “Silly but Romantic”

If you are a romantic comedy fan, check out a Korean play called Silly but Romantic.
  Date: Now – April 29
  Location: Yeoubyeol Art Hall (여우별 아트홀)
  Address: 대구 중구 동성로3 35 (4F)
  Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로3 35 자이유 4

Monday, March 12, 2018

KOREA TOUR | 4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Daegu in May

Spring is in the air and Daegu’s top spring festivals are getting ready to roll. From Colorful Daegu Festival to coreopsis bloom, Daegu has everything you need to celebrate the spring spirit. If you are debating when to visit Daegu, read through this article to the end.

Colorful Daegu Festival
Have you ever heard Daegu’s slogan or nickname “Colorful Daegu”? It’s no wonder Daegu has a festival dedicated to it! At Colorful Daegu Festival that takes place every May, men and women of all ages from any cultural background can enjoy and, in fact, be in the festival. It is best known for its colorful parade consisting of various types of cultural performances.
Image: Colorful Daegu Festival

  Hours: May 5 - 6
  Location: near Dongseongro Station (Line1)
  Address: 39, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 동성로 39
  Website: Click here

Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Culture Festival
Yangnyeongsi refers to a herbal medicine market. The beginning of Daegu Yangnyeongsi dates back to Joseon Dynasty. It is the oldest of its kind. It still exists in the heart of downtown. Each spring, Daegu holds a festival to celebrate the rich culture. Some of the main events of the festival includes learning 200 kinds of herbal medicine products, Find golden Kyungbokgo(restorative herb medicine), Oriental Medicinal Herb Triathlon and the Street Parade.

Image: Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Culture Festival
Image: Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Culture Festival
Image: Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Culture Festival

  Hours: May 3 – 7
  Location: Yangnyeongsi area (near Banwoldang Station)
  Address: 51-1, Namsung-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
  Address(KR): 대구 중구 남성로 51-1
  Website: Click here

Dongseongro Festival
A great time to visit Daegus downtown, Dongseongro, is when its festival is taking place! If you dont mind bustling crowd, you will love the energy and things happening throughout the days. Booths for events, promotions, snack and caricature are lined up from CGV(Hanil branch) to Samduk Police Station. From singing contest to dance, a variety of performances will surely capture your attention for a while.

  Hours: May 11 - 13
  Location: near Dongseongro Station (Line1)
  Address: 39, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 동성로 39
  Website: Click here *Korean only

Coreopsis field at Sunrise Park
If you are leaning towards natural scene. Check out Sunrise Park located near Dongchon Resort. The park starts to get covered by bright yellow coreopsis beginning the mid May. This flower blooms through June and a signal that summer is coming soon!

  Hours: Late May
  Location: Sunrise Park (해맞이 공원)
  Address: 212-2, Hyomok-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구광역시 동구 효목동 212-2

Friday, March 9, 2018

3 Best Hanok Village to Visit in Spring (Korea Tour Plan)

Spring is a great season to travel Korea. Particularly, it’s opportune time to get the most of  hanok village’s beauty. Plants and trees are becoming greener and greener. Each corner of the village is bloomed wild flowers. Here are 3 folk villages you should consider for spring trip!

Inheung Village

Inheung Village in May

Inheung village is Mun(or Moon)'s family village. Nampyeong Mun clan moved to Daegu 500 years ago and settled in Inheung in the 19th century. You can see from its popular family library that the family took education seriously. 

Spring flowers you can see: Apricot, magnolia, forsythia(golden-bell tree), trumpet creeper, cornelian cherry, pheasant’s eye
Attractions nearby: Mabijeong Mural Village and Dropwort farms

  Address: 16, Inheung 3-gil, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구광역시 달성군 화원읍 인흥3 16

Otgol Village

Gyeongju Choi clan’s village is best known for its 350-year old zelkova tree and two huge pagoda trees that are as old as the zelkova. Earthen walls and stone walls of the houses create a distinctive atmosphere of hanok village. The old village started in 1616 in the mid Joseon era.

Spring flowers you can see: Fringe tree, purple muscari, pansy, yellow narcissus, apricot, azalea, peach flower, red plum, cornelian cherry
Attractions nearby: Dongchon Resort, Ayang Railroad, Geumho River Cherry Blossom street

  Address: 195-5, Otgol-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구광역시 동구 옻골로 195-5

Myogol Village & Yuksin Ancestral Temple

Myogol Village is Suncheon Park Clan’s residential area. Inside around the village have many historically important buildings. One of them was also featured in a novel, Toji, by Park Kyongni, Korea’s renowned writer.

Spring flowers you can see: guilder-rose, peony, cornelian cherry, apricot, cherry blossom, hardy-orange tree

  Address: 64, Yuksinsa-gil, Habin-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
  Address(KR): 대구 달성군 하빈면 육신사길 64