Daegu, a city just one hour and 40 minutes from Seoul by KTX, is the living embodiment of Korea’s culture and traditional charm. The city is popular for being the center of the nation’s textile industry, and home to relics of Korea’s modern history.
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.
Visitors to Daegu can enjoy a vacation satisfying to all five senses through local foods, cultural experiences, and beautiful sceneries as well.
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Palgongsan Cable Car takes visitors a ride on an ascending slope, offering both thrill and beautiful views. The cable car's landing platform is at the top of Sinnimbong Peak of Palgongsan Mountain. This peak is considered one of the most famous prayer spots, together with the ritual alter on Birobong Peak and the Buddha statue on the eastern Gatbawi Rock.
Donghwasa Temple is located on the south side of Palgongsan Mountain, about 22km northeast of Daegu. It was built by Monk Geukdal in the 15th year of King Soji’s reign (AD 493). The original name of the temple was Yugasa Temple, but Simjiwangsa rebuilt the temple under King Heungdeok (r. AD 826-836) and named it Donghwasa Temple, which means even during the winter season, the paulownia tree still blooms. The present temple was built in 1732.
In the past, Daegu was a fortress city called Daegueupseong. The traces of the past can no longer be found within the city, but the street names still bear the history. Dongseongno Street, for example, gets its name from the path that was created along the eastern fortress wall. Dongseongno Street is the most popular shopping district in downtown Daegu, even being called “The Myeong-dong of Daegu.” The street is generally thronged with young people shopping or out on dates.
The market is the largest traditional market in the city, with many shops specializing in textile merchandise. The market offers plenty to see in the day, but really becomes active at night when the night market starts.
As one of the three largest markets opened during the Joseon Dynasty, Seomun Market’s night market is larger than most. The streets are lined with about 80 different shops, most of which sell delicious foods. The vendors sell everything from street food favorites like mandu and tteokbokki to Vietnamese cuisine such as cha gio and pho for a completely global dining experience.
Suseong Lake is located at Suseong Lake, the only lake in Daegu. The lake was originally made to serve as a water reserve for agriculture but it is now used as a resting area for locals and an attraction for tourists. Every year, the resort hosts the Suseong Lake Festival, featuring street performers and buskers.
E-World is the theme park that surrounds Woobang Tower – the most noticeable feature of the Daegu skyline. The park was constructed in 1993 as a comprehensive theme park, and was modeled in a European style. It features waterfalls, fountains, lighting, and flowers, as well as a plethora of amusement park rides, an exhibition hall, performance arenas, and restaurants. For the more adventurous visitors, Sky Jump is a thrilling 123m drop from the top of Woobang Tower, allowing panoramic views of the entire city. Business Hours: AM 09:00 ~ PM 10:00
Apsan Observatory is a work of architecture that harmoniously brings together the city with nature and combines the past and future of Daegu. As an attraction that offers visitors a panoramic view of the city, Apsan Observatory is heavily frequented by tourists, but is also an excellent place for Daegu residents to learn more about their home city. There are two ways to reach the observatory: taking the cable car from Keungol (15 minutes) and going on foot from Anjiranggol via the hiking trail (one hour).
Daegu Shooting Range has 191,300㎡ of land, 236 indoor shooting ranges and 4 outdoor shooting ranges(Skeet shooting, Clay shooting-3, American trap shooting-1) at the biggest shooting place in Korea. Other Facilities are a player lodging, an assembly hall, a locker room, an armory, an ammunition dump, a weight room, a cafeteria and a shower room and so on.
Alive Aquarium is the first public aquarium recently opened in Daegu which is larger than those in 63 Building of Seoul and Haeundae of Busan. It allows visitors to see 200 species of animals including 13,461 marine animals and land animals such as manatees and sharks.
Also it features a dome-shaped water tank and various performances by divers and sea lions. The fascinating experience of touching animals is permitted.