4 reasons why Daegu should be your next trip

06/06/2019   276  4.25/5 trong 2 rates 
4 reasons why Daegu should be your next trip
Daegu is a city nestled in the North Gyeongsang Province, which is known for a thriving population, years of rich culture and history, a myriad of modern conveniences, as well as gorgeous mountains and temples. If you’re looking for a novel experience, why not head to Daegu, South Korea’s third-largest city once to explore?

 
South Korea is a destination that is at the top of everyone’s annual ‘to-go’ list, and it’s no surprise why. However, contrary to popular misconception, there’s just so much more to the country than the major tourist hotspots of Seoul, Busan, Jeju Island, and Nami Island.
  • The perfect mix of traditional culture and contemporary charm

    The perfect mix of traditional culture and contemporary charmThe perfect mix of traditional culture and contemporary charm

    World-renowned for its history and culture that dates all the way back to the Joseon Era, visitors from all over the world flock to South Korea to catch a glimpse of its traditional palaces, Hanok houses and traditional costumes. However, for those searching for traces of Korea’s traditions, they may find Seoul a little too modern and commercialised. On the other hand, Daegu is the impeccable mix of the old and new – and that is exactly what visitors love about it. Famed for its oriental medical traditions and practices, traditional markets as well as Modern History Streets, Daegu retains evidence of its rich history without forsaking progression. This is especially exemplified by its flourishing and reputable technology or fashion industries.

  • City of Oriental medicine

    City of Oriental medicineCity of Oriental medicine

    Daegu is currently one of the few cities still offering an oriental medicine trade. In fact, it’s home to one of Korea’s largest and oldest oriental medicine markets. Known for the Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Cultural Centre, which contains Yangnyeongsi Market as well as exhibitions tracing the history of local medical traditions, no visit to Daegu would be complete without a trip to this market. Established in 1658, the market spans a 700-meter stretch along Namseong-ro Road in the Jung-gu district and is also known as ‘Yakjeon Golmok’ (‘alley of the medicine stores’), thanks to the many oriental medical clinics, restaurants and shops that line the street. Simply walk through the market and interact with some friendly shop-owners to gain a better insight into oriental medicine.

  • Home of coolest festivals

    Home of coolest festivalsHome of coolest festivals

    Every year, Daegu hosts its annual Chicken and Beer Festival, which attracts over a million visitors to gorge on hot piping Korean fried chicken and ice cold beer whilst enjoying energetic K-pop performances.

    On top of that, the annual Dalgubeol Lantern Festival is also another amazing event that is not to be missed. To celebrate Buddha’s birthday, thousands of Chinese lanterns are set afloat that night, illuminating the night sky into a breathtaking and picturesque painting. Come marvel at the beautifully lit sky and don’t forget to snap some photographs. Finally, Daegu’s annual Yangnyeongsi Traditional Medicine Festival was selected as the “Up-and-coming Festival ” by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2017. During this festival, medicinal herbs found in Korea’s mountains are displayed and visitors are offered the opportunity to experience a vast range of relaxing and curative traditional medicinal procedures. A perfect place for those who interested in Korea’s traditions and medical sciences.

  • A great hiking spots

    A great hiking spotsA great hiking spots

    For all you nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, it’s time to lace up your hiking boots. Not just known for its culture, Daegu is one of the best cities for hiking thanks to the numerous mountains congregated nearby which offer amazing panoramic views of the entire city.

    One of the most popular hiking spots is Daegu Apsan Park, a large urban-eco park located in the valley between Sanseongsan Mountain (653m) and Daedeoksan Mountain (585.5m). Moreover, you’ll find Suseong Pond as well as various hiking routes which provide a magnificent view of the entire Daegu and, if you’re not too keen on hiking up Mount Apsan (600m), you can choose to take a cable car. Palgongsan Natural Park, which is located 20 kilometers northeast of downtown Daegu is also a great option, with its numerous valleys being carpeted with azaleas in the spring and falling leaves in autumn. Finally, Biseulsan County Park is a local favorite for hiking and walking, with its rich terrain and blooming flowers.

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