Showing posts with label giveaway event. Show all posts
Showing posts with label giveaway event. Show all posts

Monday, October 26, 2015

One of the must-see attractions in Korea - The Stone Buddha that grants your wishes, Gatbawi of Palgongsan (Mt. Palgong)

Must-see attractions in Korea, Gatbawi in Palgongsan
Must-see attractions, Gatbawi in Palgongsan

When asked about places to enjoy the fall scenery, you can’t exclude the Daegu’s famous mountain, Palgongsan (Mt. Palgong)!
Although its landscape is beautiful all-year round, Palgongsan (Mt. Palgong) is at its most famous during the autumn season for its wonderful scenery.

It is a mountain of great heights, with an altitude of 1,194m, and is not only found in Daegu but in four other cities as well, including Gunwi, Chilgok, Yeongcheon and Gyeongsan. It has lots of cultural properties and stories in it.

With its many cultural properties and stories behind it, it is particularly famous for the Gatbawi, the stone Buddha at the top of the peak, which is also called ‘Gwanbong’, located at an altitude of 850m.

It is believed that if you pray in front of Gatbawi, you will have the wish you prayed for granted. Every October and November, you will see lots of parents whose children are about to take the college entrance examination praying in front of Gatbawi.

The official name of Gatbawi is ‘Gwanbong Yeorae-jwasang’, and it is designated as Treasure No. 431.
The stone Buddha itself is estimated to have been made during the end of Shilla dynasty, and its ‘gat’, the Korean traditional hat, was made during Goryeo dynasty.
The name of the statue comes from the physical features of the flat stone on top of its head, as if the big Buddha of 4m tall is wearing the ‘gat’.

How to get to the Gatbawi of Mt. Palgong?

1. Take the bus 401 at the bus stop 35m away from the exit 2 of Ayang-gyo station(Line 1).
2. Get off at the bus stop 'Gatbawi'.
3. Walk approximately 257m to the entrance of the trail leading to the Gatbawi.

Giveaway Event on Daegu Travel's official Facebook

"There is a miraculous Buddha, Gatbawi(stone hat Buddha, Treasure No.431), in Daegu's famous mountain. Gatbawi is said to grant one wish to those who pray here and so it is visited by many believers starting from the early morning."

Quiz  What's the name of the mountain where Gatbawi is located?

Answer the quiz by simply leaving a comment on the official facebook page for the chance to WIN a prize!

▷ Period : Oct 26th to 30th. 2015
▷ Prizes : Jigsaw Puzzle of Daegu Attractions & Mug with Hangul printed on for 10 winners
▷ Winner Announcement : Nov 4 (Wed). 2015
▷ Official Facebook page of Daegu Travel :

△ Jigsaw Puzzle of Daegu Attractions
△ Mug with Hangul printed on

Friday, October 16, 2015

Must-visit tourist place in Korea, Daegu Seomun Market that can’t be omitted from your must-visit site list

Must-visit tourist place in Korea - Daegu Seomun Market

Fall is one of the great season to travel in Korea. 2015 Korea Fall Tourism Week comes with various events and benefits! It starts from Oct 19 and will be until Nov 1.
Why don’t you enjoy this romantic season during Korea fall tourism week together?
Daegu Travel introduces the one of must visit tourist places of Daegu, Korea and benefit that you can take!

[Seomun Market  서문시장]

Daegu Seomun market is the biggest traditional market located nearby Seomun market station, subway line 3(monorail).
If you would like to try Korean street food and shop, Seomun market can’t be omitted from your must-visit site list. Also there will be an online giveaway event during 2015 Korea fall tourism week!

[Giveaway Event ‘Happiness of 10,000 won’]

Upload your photo that is taken at Seomun market with hashtag #서문시장 in your social media account such as Facebook, Instagram, Kakaotalk, etc. Visit Seomun market tourism information centre and show it to get an Eco Bag. (1,000 giveaways on a first come first served basis)
▷ Event period : Oct 19 to Nov 1. 2015

Seomun Market : 115-378, Daesin-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea 
Seomun market station, Subway line 3 (Monorail)