Welcome to DAEGU
Daegu (formerly spelled “Taegu”) is the fourth-largest city in South Korea and the capital of the Gyeongsangbuk Province. Lying at the junction of the Geumho and Nakdong rivers, the city has always served as a transportation hub for the region. During the Joseon Dynasty, it was the capital of Gyeongsang-do. Located in a basin surrounded by low mountains, the climate in the city is generally hotter in the summer than the rest of the peninsula. Daegu’s economy is driven by the metal and machine industries centered here. Of more interest to visitors is the city’s reputation for its Oriental medicine herb market in the central area. Although it is a major city, Daegu still retains some of its small-town charms.
Dongseongro is the busiest shopping street in Daegu, full of the lively spirit of youth throughout the year. On the street, there are luxurious department stores, shopping malls and many brand name shops for garments and sporting goods. A variety of cultural spaces, bookstores, movie theaters, and performance halls are lined up along the street.
Address | 27, Dongseong-ro 2-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
Bangcheon Market & Kim Gwangseok Memorial Mural Road
Born in Daegu, Kim Kwang-seok was a famous and popular Korean folk singer in the 1980s and 1990s. This road was made to honor him. On the road, you will hear his music, take pictures with beautiful murals about him and his music, and enjoy little exhibitions at the gallery nearby. Check out unique restaurants and cafes near the alley and don’t miss the flea market and busking on weekends!
Address | Debong-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu
Homepage | http://gu.jung.daegu.kr/alley
ApsanObservatory & Café alley
Located at the top of Apsan, it offers a marvelous view of Daegu. Especially, it is a great sightseeing spot for night-time. You’ll see a beautiful nightscape. You can hike up to the observatory or take a cable car. After, come down to the Café Alley where many cafes attracts local people and tourists with their unique desserts, food and delicious coffee.
Cable car | Weekdays 10:00~19:00, Weekends & Holidays 10:00~20:30
Price | One-way : 7,000won / Round : 9,000won
Address | Apsansunhwan-ro, Daemyeong 9(gu)-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu
E-World (formerly Wooband Tower Land) is a theme park built around Woobang Tower (Oct. 1987). The area around the tower was remodeled as a European-style park and opened to the public in March 1995. It features a waterfall, fountains, lighting displays, and flowers, as well as rides, exhibition and performance halls, and restaurants. E-World has several plazas characterized by different themes; major plazas include Entry Plaza (at the park entrance), Central Plaza, Children’s Plaza (playground), and Young Town Plaza.
Address | 200 Duryugongwon-ro, Duryu-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
Contact | +82-53-620-0001
Donghwasa Temple is the biggest temple in Palgongsan Mountain, with a 1,500-year-old history. It offers temple stay programs during which you can spend a day like a Korean Buddhist monk doing a Korean tea ceremony, Balwoogongyang, and more. The programs will give you a chance to learn about Buddhism and Korean traditional culture, and help you to find inner peace.
Address | 1 Donghwasa 1-gil, Gongsan-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
Suseong Lake Resort
Suseong Lake is a great place to visit any time. There is a nice path along the lake, and you can take a duck boat out on the water. Also, it offers a fountain show with music from May to October, twice per night. Find more fun at Suseong Land! There is a small amusement park next to the lake, or enjoy busking in the evenings, which is guaranteed to make your time more memorable!
Address | 35-5, Yonghak-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, Korea
Seomun Market, which moved to its current location in 1920, has a long history. The atmosphere is bustling and the people are friendly, making it an exciting place to spend an afternoon.
Address | 10, Keunjang-ro 28-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
Phone number | +82-53-256-6341
Sales Item | Clothing, Handmade item, Grocery (Fruits, fish and others)
Open Hours | 05:00 ~ 18:00 (Day market) / 19:00 ~ 22:00 (Night market)