Saturday, June 3, 2017

Daegu Travel :: 6 Fun Family-Friendly Cultural Activities in Daegu

6 Fun Family-Friendly
Cultural Activities  in Daegu
From hands-on museum exhibits to outdoor festivals, have fun and learn about Korean culture simultaneously with these fun, family-friendly activities!

Attend a Festival Now that summer has arrived, you can expect the next few months to be full of festivals.  Immerse yourself in Daegu’s art scene or sample local cuisine in a fun atmosphere that all ages will enjoy.  The Daegu International Music Festival, the Living Culture and Arts Festival, the Daegu Folk Festival, and of course, the world-famous Chicken and Beer Festival are just a few of the festivals you can attend this summer.

For more information and to download the application form, click here.

Participate in a Multicultural Program Looking for a summer day camp that will also teach you more about Korean culture?  Stay overnight in a temple, hike Apsan at night, or learn about traditional Korean instruments through Daegu’s Better Together program.  Crafted specifically for English speaking families, Better Together’s mission is to bridge the gap between cultures in ways that are both interactive and fun.  All foreigners and citizens of Daegu are welcome to apply online.  There are still quite a few activities scheduled for this year, so make sure to submit your application right away!

For more information and to download the application form, click here.

Visit a Family-Friendly Museum Play dress up at the Hyangchon Cultural Center, make your very own herbal soap at the Museum of Oriental Medicine, or “ride” a turn of the century train at the Daegu Museum of Modern History.  Daegu has so many great museums, many of which include interactive exhibits or hands-on programs that make learning fun for both kids and adults!

-Hyangchon Cultural Center
Address: 449, Jungang-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu (Hyangchon-dong)

-Museum of Oriental Medicine
Address: 51-3 Namseongno(415-gil 49 Dalgubeol-daero), Jung-gu, Daegu

-Daegu Museum of Modern History
Address: 67, Gyeongsanggamyeong-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu

Explore a Buddhist Temple
Climb any one of Daegu’s mountains, and you’re sure to find a temple or two.  Set in beautiful natural surroundings, exploring temples is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and learn about Korean history.  Hike or take an electric car to explore the view at Daegyeonsa Temple on the top of Mt. Biseul.  You can also visit Gatbawi and Donghwasa, two of Daegu’s most famous Buddhist sites, located in the Mt. Palgong area.  You can even stay overnight at Donghwasa!  For an easy and fun way to explore Palgongsan, jump on a double decker bus and take the Mt. Palgongsan Course tour.

-Daegyeonsa Temple
Address: 230, Hyuyangnim-gil, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu

Address: 176-64, Gatbawi-ro 81-gil, Wachon-myeon, Gyeongsan-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Website: (Korean only)

-Donghwasa Temple
Address: 1, Donghwasa 1-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu
Website: (Korean only) / (Korean only)

-Daegu City Tour Bus
For more information on the Mt. Palgongsan Course, as well as other city bus tours.


Listen to an Outdoor Concert
There’s always something new and exciting happening at the Daegu Arts Center! For a nominal fee, music lovers can enjoy a concert on the first Tuesday of every month.  The Daegu Arts Center also sponsors numerous free concerts, dance festivals, ballets, and theater performances throughout the year.

For a schedule of events, click here.


Get Lost Down an Artistic Alley
Named one of Korea’s top 100 tourist attractions, the artistic and vibrant Kim Kwang-seok Memorial Street cannot be missed.  While this iconic alley one of Daegu’s most popular mural streets, it’s certainly not the only one.  Explore one of Daegu’s less visited mural streets, such as Samdeok-dong Mural Painting Alley, or get lost and find your own favorite mural alley.

-Kim Kwang-seok Memorial Street
Address : 2238, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu

-Samdeok-dong Mural Painting Alley
Address : 76-27, Gukchaebosang-ro 150-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu

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