Friday, September 22, 2017

FIRST TIMER’S DAEGU TRIP: MOUNTIAN EDITION (One day in Daegu)

FIRST TIMERS DAEGU TRIP: MOUNTIAN EDITION  
10 days of a golden holiday week and a perfect travel idea
#CHUSEOK #추석#ADVENTURE #HIKING #DRIVING #FRIENDSHIP #BUCKET_LIST #KOREA

We are back with our final first timer’s guide! Last but absolutely not least, we’d love to take you and your friend to mountain of Daegu this time. If you think about geographical feature of Daegu, highlighting mountain side is just a sure thing! One of the nationally well-known mountains is located in outskirt of Colorful Daegu. Throughout this itinerary, you will get to dive into “green” side of the city that your friend ends up loving by the end of this trip! Are you traveling with your family? That’s even better. This one-day tour plan is perfect for people of any age.


HIGHLIGHTS
WHERE TO VISIT

Daeungjeon main Worshipping Hall, 3 rocks on the top of Mt. Palgong

WHAT TO DO

Make a wish at Donghwasa Temple, walk on foliage

WHAT TO EAT

“Mom’s meal table”, pajeon and dongdong ju


ITINERARY
Palgongsan Tree-lined St. ─ Palgongsan Cafe ─ Cable Car ─ Donghwasa Temple ─ Palgongsan Dinner


Palgongsan Tree-lined St.


One of the best ways to enjoy relaxing holidays is to drive around good places. Driving through Sutaegol to Pagaesa Temple will present you one of the most fabulous scenic views during fall. Hit your favorite music, drive(or enjoy the ride), and stop to walk on foliage. Play with foliage, sit on it, observe individual leaves, feel the sunshine and, most of all, share good laughter with your friend or family.
Palgongsan Tree-Lined Street (팔공산 가로수길)
─  Address: Palgonsan-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu (Near Pagae Three-way Street)
─  Address(KR): 대구 동구 팔공산로


Palgongsan Cafe
  

Let’s continue all happy energy with a nice cup of tea! In Palgongsan area, there are a good number of café ranging from trendy to traditional cafes. One of great aspects about Palgongsan cafes is the fact that they are spacious and calming vibe. One café we’d like to recommend is “Pagaemaru” about 10 min away from our first destination. It is a beautiful 2-story hanok building where you can enjoy a variety of teas from black tea to blending tea that cost 7,000 – 8,000won.   
Pagaemaru
─  Address: 613, Pagye-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 동구 파계로 613



Cable Car

  
Once we are here at Palgongsan area, we need to hike up to the top! For those who are not in the mood for hiking or if you are with your elder parents, take a cable car to conveniently go up to the mountain as you enjoy the view of city from up. The peak is 820m high. Mt. Palgoing is in a shape of phoenix soaring to the sky. Especailly, three rocks—Elephant, goindol and Dalma rocks—are supposed to have great “gi(energy)” Get all energized with great spirit of the mountain and the rocks! Another fun at the top is to have Pajeon and dongdongju for sure! J
Palgongsan Cable Car
─  Hour: Tue – Sun 9:30 to sunset (starts at 12:30 on Oct 4, Chuseok)
─  Address: 51, Palgongsan-ro 185-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 동구 팔공산로 185 51
─ Price: [Round-trip]Adult 9,000KRW, Senior 8,000KRW, Children 5,000KRW


Donghwasa Temple



Whether you decided to take a cable car or not, you must visit Donghwasa Temple! There is a parking lot by the temple if you decide to drive here. Donghwasa Temple was first built in 493. At the time, it was called “Yugasa Temple” and later changed to “Donghwasa” to convey the fact that an empress tree bloomed with such a great omen. It is a great complex of more than worshipping halls. The temple has 6 national treasures like Dangganjiju. Many Buddhists visit here to pray for wishes especially before Buddha’s birthday. This doesn’t mean that it is a place only for religious people. Everyone is welcomed here!

─  Address: 1, Donghwasa 1-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
─  Address(KR): 대구 동구 동화사 1
─ Price: Adult 2,500KRW, Teen & Soldier 1,500KRW, Children 1,000KRW


Palgongsan Dinner


It’s a little sad that our trip is coming to an end. Whether your friend is visiting you for a day or a few, I bet that exploring Daegu with the friend always seems short. One of the best remedies for this mood is to end the trip with a feast! If you all are up for Korean food(hansik), let’s head over to Umma Babsang! As you can see from the picture, it has a variety of dishes from deonjang jjigae(bean paste stew), beef bulgogi, grilled mackerel to many wild greens. It was such a wonderful time to look around Daegu with you all! Please come back another time! See you all!  

Umma Babsang(엄마밥상)
─  Hour: Open from 11:00 (Last order at 21:00)
─  Address: 1, Donghwasa 1-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea

─  Address(KR): 경북 칠곡군 동명면 803 157