Friday, January 19, 2018

Korea Road Trip to Hidden Spots: Find Peace in Korean Mountains 2018


A great news to travelers 2018! International Driving Permits issued by America and a handful of other countries are now valid for driving in Korea! For those who wonder if your countries are on the list, please read on! To congratulate this great agreements between countries, we present 3 hidden spots in Daegu, Korea, where you can easily access by car!

Explore the mountains!
Every Korean knows that the hottest place in Korea is Daegu. Big part of reason behind is because it is surrounded by mountains! Mountains are what Daegu locals feel so intimate about. Explore the mountains! It always feels good to drive through mountain area and enjoy suburban and rural view of Korea.

Stop 1. Biseulsan Mt.
We recommend Biseulsan in particular, which is popular among Koreans for its beautiful Azalea Festival in spring and also beautiful Daegyunsa Temple.

Image: Dae-Sik Kim

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Stop 2. Hultijae Hill
Driving from Gachang dam to Hultijae Hill is an curvy uphill drive route loved by many Koreans. When it rains or is the time for cherry blossoms in spring, Gachang dam area promises a great view.
*protip: If you are driving from Biseulsan Mt, you can drive through Hultijae Hill to Gachang or central Daegu.

Image: google map

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Stop 3. Palgongsan Mt.
We can’t talk about Korean mountains without referring to Palgongsan. Not to mention its beautiful driveway, it offers scenic view on the top and beautiful Donghwasa Temple. Every season, it presents different colors of its beauty: cherry blossoms in spring, lush leaves in summer, red foliage in fall and brown branches in winter. So, plan your visit according to your preferences!

Palgongsan Mt. in fall

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INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
International Driving Permit issued by the following countries is valid in Korea.
*In alphabetical order

Asia/Pacific
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam,

Europe
Armenia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia , Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Portugal, Poland,

America
Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, United States of America (Maryland, Virginia, Washington, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, Oregon, Michigan, United States of America, Arizona, Iowa, Colorado, Georgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Arizona), Uruguay

Middle East/ Africa
Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Central African Republic, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Morocco, Niger, Qatar, Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates , Zimbabwe