Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Get relaxed at Daegu’s famous Jjimjilbangs

Have you heard of or been to Jjimjilbang?
No?? You don’t even know the meaning of the word??
Let’s look it up on Wiki then~~

A Jjimjilbang (찜질방) is a large, gender-segregated public bathhouse in Korea, furnished with hot tubs, showers, Finnish-style saunas, and massage tables, similar to a Korean sauna or mogyoktang. Jjimjil is derived from the words meaning heated bath. However, in other areas of the building or on other floors there are unisex areas, usually with a snack bar, ondol-heated floor for lounging and sleeping, wide-screen TVs, exercise rooms, ice rooms, heated salt rooms, PC bang, noraebang, and sleeping quarters with either bunk beds or sleeping mats. Many of the sleeping rooms can have themes or elements too them. Usually Jjimjilbangs will have various rooms with different temperatures to suit your preferred sleeping temperature. They inlay the walls with different woods to make the ambient mood and smell more natural.

Most jjimjilbangs are open 24 hours and are a popular weekend getaway for Korean families. Jjimjilbangs are also popular with Korean women, and traditionally, Korean mothers used to take care of themselves in rooms made of red clay for three weeks before giving birth.

Sungwon Nexus Jjimjilbang

Sungwon Nexus is located in Manchon-dong,Daegu.
It’s not that far from Dongdaegu station.

Young Korean travelers who want to save money often chose to sleep over at Jjimjilbang.

They have various rooms with different themes, Game room, Karaoke and DVD room etc.

Goongjeon Lavender Jjimjilbang

Goongjeon Lavender is located in Shinam-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, near the Pyeonghwa Market and Dongdaegu Station.

Home Spa World Jjimjilbang

Home Spa World is located in Bongduk-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu.

Hwangso 25hour Goodle-bang Sauna Jjimjilbang

Hwangso 25hour Goodle-bang Sauna is located in Eegok-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu.
Many people are coming here to experience Cypress Enzyme Jjimjil room even though they have to pay an additional charge for it.

Entrance Fee : 7000won -8000won
Hour : 24hours


Daegu International Opera Festival as center for operas in Asia

The Daegu International Opera Festival (DIOF) is the most well-known music festival in Korea and a source of pride for the people of Daegu. It is also the biggest international opera festival in Asia. It is beloved and cherished for its high quality performances.

The 9th Daegu International Opera Festival

Date :      Sep 28 – Oct 29 2011

Host :       Daegu Opera House in Daegu

Organizer :  The Daegu International Opera Festival Organizing Committee

Sponsor :    Korea Arts Management Service of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Daegu Opera House, Korea
Oct 7  7:30pm - Oct 15  3pm, Daegu Opera House

DIOF Organizing Committee, Korea&Ankara State Theatre, Turkey
Oct 13  7:30pm – Oct 22  3pm, Daegu Opera House
Oct 21  7:30pm – Oct22  3pm, Daegu Opera House

Korea National Opera & DIOF Organizing Committee, Korea
Oct 21  7:30pm – Oct 22  3pm, Daegu Opera House


<Children’s> Boony Boony Friends
DIOF Organizing Committee & Suseong Artpia, Korea
Oct 8  11am, 2pm – Oct 9  2pm,5pm, Yonggi Hall, Suseong Artpia

<Regional> The Etemal Flame
Ul-san Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, Korea
Oct 19 – Oct 2-  7:30pm, Yonggi Hall, Suseong Artpia

<Classic> Dido and Aeneas
Amici Opera Company, Korea/Daegu Donggu Art&Sports Center
Oct 25 – Oct 26  8pm, Auditorium, Daegu Donggu Art&Sports Center


Audition for the leading role in <Fliegende Hollander by Wangner>
Oct 5, Daegu Opera House

<Opera Class> Culture&Opera
Oct 8/ Oct 15/ Oct 22  1pm, Daegu Opera House, 3rd floor

Russian Bis-Quit Ensemble, Bis-Quit
Oct 11  7:30pm, Orioles Theater, Daegu Children’s Hall

Closing Concert&Daegu International Opera Festival Awards
DIOF Organizing Committee&Daegu Waltz Orchestra
Oct 29  6pm, Daegu Opera House


Free Concert, Backstage Tour, Opera Zone, The Post of Asia, The Day of Taking Pictures of Opera etc.

The schedule can be changed according to the circumstances of the cast.


2nd line up of Asia Song Festival 2011 – #2

ASF is right around the corner guys~~~ :D
I’ve got to tell you about the additional lineup of ASF 2011.

1.   'BEAST' for Best Asian Artist Award - representing Korea along with Super Junior, Girls' Generation, Lee Seung-Ki

2.   ‘miss A’  was chosen as ‘Best New Asian Artist Award’, visualizing their overseas activities

3.   'U-KISS' and 'G.NA' were selected as "Asia Influential Artists" for their outstanding performances