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Friday, June 10, 2016

The ARC, four rivers culture pavillion in Daegu




This is an awesome place to visit if you want to get away from the business of the city.  My daughter and I went there and were really surprised by the size and beauty of The ARC. ARC stands for Architecture of River Culture or Artistry of River Culture.  The design looks as though a fish is breaching the surface of a lake or stream, yet, also points to the look of traditional Korean porcelain ware.


The ARC was designed and built to allow government and non-governmental agencies as well as local artists a way to help draw attention to think and focus on rivers and water.  The ARC is located at the point where the Nakdong and Gumho Rivers meet.

 There is a beautiful view of the surrounding area from the observation deck on the top of The ARC.  From there you can see the rivers and get a feel for both their size and importance to our lives.  They are both sources of fresh water for area activities, such as agriculture and water sports as well as natural habitats for area wildlife.
The ARC itself is a very large and beautiful structure.  You can really feel its size until you are getting closer and the closer you get the smaller you feel.


When my daughter and I went we took the subway to Daeshil station and walked on paths leading to The ARC.  It is a long 20- 30-minute walk.  The city bus that goes there is a 20 – 30 minute wait. I went there recently using the Daegu City Tour Bus – Nakdong River course.  Unless you have a car or want to take bikes on the subway, or rent bikes from the many shops in the area that offer that service, the Daegu City Tour Bus is really the best option. 

The easiest way to find directions is to copy the address and paste into google maps or some other direction giving app or program.  We hope you will enjoy it as much as we did!


Address: 806 Jukgok-ri, Dasa-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, South Korea
Take subway line2 and get off at Daesil Station. Transfer to Seongseo 2.


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