Friday, December 29, 2017

2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Torch Relay Continues in Daegu and Joins Bell Ringing Ceremony

2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Torch Relay Continues in Daegu and Joins Bell Ringing Ceremony




The light started from Greece has traveled all the way to Korea and finally it’s time to travel throughout landmarks of Daegu! Starting from this morning, many torch runners including Daegu citizens have completed marking their light along Keimyeong University to Duryu Outdoor Concert Hall! If you have missed it today, make sure you check out the rest!


The very last destination of the torch will be at the Gukchaebosang Memorial Park where Bell Ringing Ceremony 2017 will be held.


Here is the full itinerary of the relay in Daegu! Friday schedule is done and two more days to go! If you are traveling by car during the weekend, please note that the traffic in the area will be suspended when the torch passes through.

12.29 Friday, 10:26-18:30
Keimyeong Uni.[Seongseo](10:26) → Entrance of SeongsoIC (11:08) → Jujeon Intersection(11:20) → Haksan Park 3-way intersection(11:47) → Wolseong Intersection(12:02) → Joam Intersection(12:20) → Jincheon Intersection(12:38) → Seongdang Intersection(14:41) → Apsan Intersection(15:11) → Hyeonchung-ro → SamgakjiIntersection(15:29) → Naedang Intersection(16:09) → Bisan Intersection(16;27) → Gukchaebosang-ro → Seo-gu Office (16:45) → Seo-daegu Industrial Complex Intersection(17:12) → Waryong-ro→ Jukjeon Intersection(17:45) → Duryu ntersection(18:18) → Duryu Outdoor Concert Hall(18:30)

12.30 Saturday, 09:04-18:30
Duryu Outdoor Concert Hall(09:04) → Duryu Intersection(09:16) → Sinnam Intersection(09:52) → Keimyeong Intersection(10:07) → MyeongdeokIntersection(10:16) → Nam-gu cheong Intersection(10:40) → Jungdonggyo bridge(10:58) → Manchon Intersection(12:22) → Daegu Bank Intersection(13:04) → Dongseong School Intersection(13:13) → Gungjeon Mansion 3-way intersection(13:28) → Doosan 5-way Intersection(13:43) → Yongji Intersection(14:45) → Gyeonggijang Intersection(15:42) → Siji High School Intersection(16:15)→ Sinmae ntersection(16:33) → Gomo-ro → Hyomok Intersection(18:00)→ Dongdaegu Station(18:30)

12.31 Sunday, 09:04-18:30
Ansim Station(10:41) → Banyawol Intersection(11:17) → Banyawol 3-way intersection(13:03) → Ayang-gyo Bridge crossroad(14:18) → Keungogae 5-way intersection (14:33) → Bokhyeon 5-way intersection(15:06)→ Kyungdaegyo crossroad(15:53) → Obong 5-way intersection(16:17) → Buk-gu cheong Intersection(16:26) → Daegu Station Northern Intersection (16:53)→ Dalseong Intersection(17:17) → Sinnam Intersection(17:38) → Gyesan 5-way intersection(17:44) → Nammun Intersection(17:56) → Banwoldang (18:05) → Jungangro → Daegu City Hall (18:25)

Public Transportation

Public transportation will also run for an extended hour from tonight to the weekend so that you can enjoy the Bell Ringing Ceremony and get home by bus or subway. The extended hour applies to the following 5 buses: Geubhang(Express) 1, Geubhang(Express) 2, Geubhang(Express) 3, Geubhang(Express) 5, Geubhang(Express) 6. Depending on the bus and direction, the last bus will come into downtown around 00:30(some around 23:30) on December 29 and 30. On December 31, last bus arrives into downtown around 1:30 or 23:30. 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

All Events and Festivals in Korea(Daegu) in 2018

Download 2018 Daegu Event·Festival Calendar

2017 is only a few days left, which means we are busy preparing for the new year! 2018 will also be full of exciting and delightful events and festivals, only more upgraded than this year. In order to get the most out of it, it is essential that we plan ahead! Here is a great resource for your eventful 2018. Click the image below and download an original file of 2018 DAEGU EVENT·FESTIVAL CALENDAR!

1. Go to Daegu Tourism Bureau Website
Click here to go to DaeguTourism Beureau Website or you can type the address: dtb.or.kr


2. Find the banner on the left that says “2018 DAEGU EVENT·FESTIVAL CALENDAR” and click it!


3. Download “english.pdf” :)

4. Enjoy the pretty calendar! 


We update latest event and festival information on our blog and facebook page(@DaeguTravel) throughout the year. Subscribe to our blog or like our facebook page not to miss out any! 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Flying to Daegu from America and Europe becomes more covenient than ever.

Flying to Daegu from America and Europe becomes faster than ever.



For those who are planning to visit Daegu from America and Europe, here is a great news for you! When you come to or leave Daegu by flight, you need to transfer at Incheon International Airport. In order to transfer, you have to go through check-in process again. However, this is changing beginning January 18, 2018.

1 check-in only
When you are coming from America and Europe to Daegu, you need to check-in at the very first departure point and check-out at Daegu airport. Likewise, when you depart from Daegu airport, check-in there and check-out when you arrive at the final destination. You don’t need to check-in again when you transfer at Incheon Airport.


60 minutes to 3 minutes

What happens? The time it takes to transfer at Incheon Airport will dramatically reduce from 60 to 3 minutes! Plan your trip to Daegu asap! :)

Friday, December 22, 2017

4 Ways to Spend Best Christmas in Daegu (Korea)

4 Christmas Ideas in Daegu
Korea is one of Asian countries that widely celebrate Christmas. When winter begins, streets and buildings get decorated into Christmas and new year’s spirit. It is very delightful to see all different styles and sizes of Christmas trees! Unlike in many countries, Christmas is a couple or friend-oriented holiday in Korea. Here are some ideas to spend Christmas like Koreans do!


#1 Hit the downtown
Christmas lights > Cozy dinner
Follow the sparkling lights and you will arrive at Dongseongro, the heart of Daegu. Make sure to check out the huge Christmas tree in front of Daegu Department Store, 2.28 Memorial Park or/and Gukchaebosang Memorial park! Another fun thing to do is Dongseongro Jin Street Christmas Festival. Downtown has everything you need: Christmas lights, delightful restaurants, bars and shopping! Being in the bustling urban spot will boost your holiday mood.

In front of Daegu Department Store

Tokyo Dining

Daegu Department Store
─ Address: 30, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로 30

2.28 Memorial Park
─ Address: 80, Dongseong-ro 2-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로2 80

Gukchaebosang Memorial Park
─ Address: 42, Dongin-dong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동인동2 42

Dongseongro Jin Street Christmas Festival
─ Location: Avenue 8st
─ Address: 8, Dongseongno 3(sam)-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로 3 8번지
─More on the festival: https://goo.gl/P1MitL

Tokyo Dining 
─ Hour: 12:00 - 21:00, close on Mondays
─ Address: 4-5, Dongseongno 2-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로2길 4-5


#2 One of the best X-mas decoration is at a shopping mall
Shopping > Movie
Department stores are great spots to jump into a holiday spirit. Arount this time of the year, people are busy preparing for holidays gifts for loved ones and department stores doll up themselves into fantastic winter and christmas deocrations. They usually have every convenient facility like theater all in one building so it's a great way to spend the Christmas for those who like to stay warm inside.
After a satisfying shopping session, you can treat yourself a nice meal or movie nearby.

Hyundai Department Store

Daegu Department Store 대구 백화점
Great location. In the middle of Daegu downtown. A giant tree right outside the building. The nearest theater is 5 minute away.
─ Address: 30, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로 30

Hyundai Department Store 현대 백화점
Connected to Banwoldang Station underground. CVG theater in the building.
─ Address: 2077, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 중구 달구벌대로 2077

Donga Shopping 동아쇼핑
Relatively lower-end department store. Also connected to Banwoldang Station underground. Hyundai CVG 5 minute away.
─ Address: 2085, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR):  대구 중구 달구벌대로 2085

Shinsaegae Department Store 신세계 백화점
Connected to Dongdaegu Transit Complex. Aquarium. The nearest theater is ___ minute away.
─ Address: 149, Dongbu-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Address(KR): 대구 동구 동부로 149


#3 Get some action!
Skating outside > Dine at Bongridangil St.
Have a blast skating in the open! Shincheon Outdoor Ice Rink is now open and runs until January 28. You don’t need to be a graceful skater to have a great time here. After you and your friends get some action, head over to Bongridangil St., one of the most-talked about food street in Daegu now! There are many restaurants and bars you can choose from.

Shincheon Outdoor Ice Rink

Shincheon Everyday Sports Square (
신천 종합생활체육광장)
*The Rink is located between Jungdonggyo Bridge and Sangdonggyo Bridge
─ Nearest Address: 34, Yongdubangcheon 4-gil, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Nearest Address(KR): 대구 남구 용두방천4 34

Bongridangil St.
─ Nearest Address: 210, Daebong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─ Nearest Address(KR): 대구 중구 대봉로 210



#4 Have home Christmas
Shop X-mas deco at Chilseong Flower Market > Dine at Bukseongro
One of the best Christmas ideas is actually staying in. You place is one of the coziest and most comfortable places in the world. Shop some X-mas decoration at Chilseong Flower Market. At the market, there are many stores and a department store that sells flowers and Christmas decorations. When you are done shopping with your friend or bf/gf, hit Bukseongro to have tasteful Bukseongro pork bulgogi grilled on briquette(연탄불고기).
  
Chilseong Flower Department Store
Taeneungjib

Chilseong Flower Department Store 칠성꽃백화점
─  Hours: 07:00 – 19:00, Mondays - Saturdays
─  Location: Daegu Station(Line1) Exit4  *5min walk
─  Address: 164, Chilseongnam-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 북구 칠성남로 164

Taeneungjib 태능집
─  Hours: 17:00 – 04:00
─  Address: 88, Dalseong-ro 22-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 달성로22 88

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Bell Ringing Ceremony 2017 in Korea(Daegu) and Olympic Torch Relay

Begin the New Year with Daegu!
Sound of hope spreading throughout Korea


Way back in Chosun Dynasty in 1394, Korea started to ring Bosingak Bell twice a day to announce the start and end of day. After a day ends, 4 gates in Hanyang, the capital of Korea then, closed and when a day begins with bell ringing, the gates opened again. Today, at the end of each year, Koreans celebrates the end of the year and beginning of a new year with a crowd of people watching bell ringing 33 times! Last year in Daegu’s Bell Ringing Ceremony 30,000 people came out. This year, people are more excited since the Olympic Torch Relay continues in Daegu at the very ceremony! The event starts at 22:00 with concerts!

| Why 33 times?
The number, 33, came from Buddhist worldview to wish the gods living around 33 streams at the top of the highest mountain in the world to watch people during a day.

| Where can I watch the Olympic Torch Relay?
The Torch Relay will travel 95km for 3 days in Daegu. The itinerary includes the following.
Day 1
Keimyung University – Dalgubeol-daero – Outdoor Concert Hall
Day 2
Jungdonggyo Bridge – Daegu Art Museum – Daegu Stadium – Daegu Lions Park Square – Dongdaegu Station
Day 3
Ansim Station – Banyawol Station – Singi Station – Yonggye Station – Bangchon Station – Ayanggyo Station – Gukchaebosang Memorial Park

Image: pyeongchang2018.com

| Why Gukchaebosang Memorial Park?
Gukchaebosang Memorial Park was built to commemorate the spirit of Gukchaebosang National Debt Repayment Movement. It is a meaningful place for Daegu for it’s now used to bring the citizens together. Dalgubeol Great Bell was installed to wish harmony and prosperity among citizens. It’s one of 7 places to hold the ceremony.


| What is so special about Bell Ringing Ceremony 2017?
Along with concert, balloon releasing and firework, the Olympic Torch Relay continues at the ceremony with the bell ringing!


─ Date: Dec 31, 22:00 – 00:30
─ Location: Gukchaebosang Memorial Park
─ Address: 42, Dongin-dong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea

─ Address(KR): 대구광역시 중구 동인동2 42

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

3 Best Strawberry Places Koreans are Dying to Visit in Daegu

Heavenly Daegu Strawberry Trip | 3 Best Strawberry Places


Korean strawberries. If you haven’t tried them, you need to hit a local market(sijang) and get some immediately. There is something special about Korean strawberries; they are considerably sweeter and softer than American ones. They taste splendid on their own and also make great drinks and desserts! If you are a strawberry fantastic, you will instantly fall in love with Korean strawberries and will want to stay in or come back to Korea just for the strawberries!
The strawberry season has officially begun in Korea. From now to late May, cafes and restaurants will offer their special seasonal menus incorporating strawberries. Daegu is known for a number of independent cafes that boasts their unique strawberry specials. What a wonderful time to travel Daegu! The followings are 3  cafes located in downtown that are worth considering a visit!

Nostalgia Coffee
Located in Dongseongro, Notalgia Coffee is one of the most talked about Daegu cafes for its unique vibe and quality drinks. This café has renovated an old Korean household into a antique café. During the winter, it offers delightful strawberry tea that can easily steal your heart.


─  Hours: 10:00 - 24:00 on weekdays, 11:00 -23:00 on weekends.
─  Location: near Banwoldang Station
─  Address: 4-11, Dongseong-ro 2-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로2 4-11
─  Attractions nearby: Dongseongro Rodeo Street, Gukchaebosang Memorial Park, Yangnyeongsi



café golmok 23
As indicated the name of café, café golmok 23 is located in a narrow street(golmok) and known for its cozy vibe and pretty desserts. During summer, people come her for its signature peach bingsu(ice sherbet) whereas the fuss are around its strawberry desserts in winter. Check out its strawberry milk, strawberry sando, strawberry latte and strawberry tree tarte below!  


─  Hours: 11:00 – 22:00, close on Mondays
─  Location: near Banwoldang Station
─  Address: 98-3, Myeongnyun-ro 23-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 명륜로23 98-3
─  Attractions nearby: Bongsan Culture Street, Daegu Confucian Academy, Dongseongro, Yangnyeongsi



Coffee Myeongga – Kim Gwangseok St.
Coffee Myeongga is a nationwide Daegu brand that is known to coffee fanatics across Korea. In addition to its fine coffees, it is wildly known for its strawberry cake. When locals crave for a piece of strawberry cake, they don’t say “I want some strawberry cake.” Rather, they go “I want a Coffee Myeongga strawberry cake.” You need to try this.


─  Hours: 10:00 - 23:00 everyday
─  Location: Kim Gwangseok Street
─  Address: 58-10, Dongdeok-ro 14-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 동덕로14 58-10
─  Attractions nearby: Shincheon Outdoor Skating Rink, Bongridangil St., Wedding St., Daebong Market, Donseongro


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Twice - Likey M/V (Daegu Version)

Twice - Likey M/V (Daegu Version)

Let’s check out all famous Daegu attractions through Twice’s Likey!
Me likey Daegu! X)
If you are wondering where the places in the videos are, make sure to explore our blog!

 

─ Attractions included: Daegu International Airport, PLBG café, Dongseongro, Kim Gwangseok St. Beauty Tour, E-world, The Arc, Duryu Park, Wedding St., Apsan Observatory, Daegu City Tour Bus, Seomun Hanok Guesthouse, Seomun Night Market, Suseongmot Lake 

Friday, December 15, 2017

[Korean Wave] World Delicacies You Can Enjoy in Korea │Asia

[Korean Wave] World Delicacies You Can Enjoy in Korea │Asia

As Korean Wave has spread throughout the world, Hanryu(Korean Wave) fans become not only interested in kpop an k-drama but also curious about the rest of aspects of Korean culture including food. Like Seoul, Tokyo, NYC and many other big cities, Daegu offers a variety of food options ranging from authentic Korean food to international food. Most of these restaurants have their food adjusted to Korean tastes on a different level. Once you are in Daegu, Korea, try experiencing world cuisine to spice up your trip!



Thai Food
Hi Thai 하이타이


This is one of the most famous Thai restaurants located in downtown. The best-selling menu is Pad Thai.
─  Hours: 11:30 – 21:30 *Break time: 15:00 – 17:00 closed on Mondays
─  Address: 53, Gongpyeong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 공평로 53’

Chinese Food
Rian 리안


Among today’s list, Rian is the only restaurant that’s located outside downtown. Rian is very famous among locals for offering good quality (Korean) Chinese food at decent price.
─  Hours: 11:30 – 21:00, close on Tuesdays
─  Address: 48, Gyohak-ro 4-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구광역시 수성구 교학로4 48

Junghwa Banjeom  중화반점


Junghwa Banjeom was featured on one of the most renowned TV shows for its yakiudon! Yakiudon is also one of “10 Tastes of Daegu”
─  Hours: 11:30 – 21:00
─  Address: 406-12, Jungang-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 중앙대로 406-12

Japanese Food

Last Sikdang 라스또 식당


Last Sikdang offers visually tantalizing Japanese food you will love. Waiting is very common at this restaurant.
─  Hours: 12:00 – 21:00, close on Wednesdays
─  Address: 31, Dongseong-ro 1-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로1 31


Hu-u-mi Ramen 후우미 라멘


Hu-u-mi Ramen offers you a authentic style of Japanese ramen at 7,000 – 8,000KRW.
─  Hours: 11:00 – 22:00,
─  Address: 18-4, Dongseong-ro 2-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 중구 동성로2 18-4