Friday, September 15, 2017

3 Best Autumn Foliage Spots in Korea : Palgong Mountain, Daegu Arboretum and Hillcrest

 3 Best Autumn Foliage Spots in Korea

One of things that people are waiting for in autumn is breathtaking foliage. Korea is a perfect place to enjoy it since it has distinctive four seasons. A peak of beautiful foliage does not last for long so we need to get ready ahead of time. These are 3 best autumn foliage spots you need to make a note for! 2017 foliage is supposed to start around Oct 16 and will reach the peak around Oct 29.

Palgong Mountain



If you are staying in Korea for fall, Palgong Mountain is a must place to look at picturesque scene. Lit with sunshine, orange, red, brown and yellow leaves looks as if they just came out of a painting.  Its drive course is popular all year around especially during this time. The highlight of the 11km-long drive starts from Sutaegol and ends at Pagae Three-way Street. You will be able to park at parking lots sporadically located along the way. Another secret is to take a ride to Mt. Palgong cable car and see the scenic view from up above.

Palgongsan Tree-Lined Street (팔공산 가로수길)
─  Address: Palgonsan-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu (Near Pagae Three-way Street)
─  Address(KR): 대구 동구 팔공산로


Daegu Arboretum


A home to more than 60,000 trees, Daegu Arboretum is surely an excellent place to appreciate fall foliage.  A number of old trees creates a forest-like scene with benches here and there to sit in the middle of stunning red leaves. Spending an afternoon here chatting with your loved one, you will be surprised to find it’s already time for sunset.

─  Hour: 9am - 6pm
─  Address: 88, Gongpyeong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  KR Address: 대구광역시 중구 공평로 88


Hillcrest

If you need more action along with looking at foliage, make a visit at Hillcrest. Here, you can try zip line, DIY class or camping while enjoying a view of fabulous autumn in the background. One of the most photogenic spots here is “HongDanPung Gil”, a trail for red foliage. Make sure you stop by! At the end of the trail is a hanok building, YunJaeHun.  

─  Address: 534-1 Yonggye-ri, Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu
─  Address(KR):  대구 달성군 가창면 용계리 534-1