Thursday, May 10, 2018

3 Historical Parks in Downtown Daegu | Parks in Dongseongro


Dongseongro is the name of Daegu's downtown area that is number one place where many locals and tourists hang out. Navigating and exloring through Dongseongro is fun and you will often encounter parks located here and there. These parks not only present you space to take a break and enjoy the green scenery but also are the places of history. When you are out in Dongseongro next time, check out one of these parks!
  
Gukchaebosang Memorial Park 국채보상운동공원


Gukchaebosang Memorial Park is the most symbolic park located in downtown where numerous local events take place such as Bell Ringing Ceremony on the last day of each year. Reletively new, built in 1999, this park commemorate the spirit of the  National Debt Remuneration Movement that was initiated in Daegu in 1907. This movement helped pay credit that the Empire of Japan had issued with intention to financially subordinate Great Korean Empire. The related documentation was enlisted as UNESCO documentary heritage last year. Thus, locals are very proud of this history and this spirit is past on in a variety ways including building and utilizing this park.

The park is one of the main venues for Colorful Daegu Festival
Christmas light lit up the park in winter
■ Address: 670, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
■ KR Address: 대구광역시 중구 국채보상로 670


2.28 Jungang Memorial Park 2.28 공원


You may have not heard the name of this park. However, I am pretty sure you've passed by 2.28 Jungang Memorial Park when you were out in downtown. It's located in the very heart of Dongseongro across from Novotel. It was built in 2003 to commemorate February 28 Demoratic Movement which sparked a series of significant demoratic movements. Feburary 28 became a national holiday in 2018.
Compared to the other parks, it is small but still offers plenty of trees, plants, flowers and benches to take a nice break.



■ Address: 80, Dongseong-ro-2-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구광역시 중구 동성로 2 80



Gyeongsanggamnyeong Park 경상감영공원


A pretty daunting to pronounce, Gyeong sang gam nyeong Park was built in 1601 during the Joseon Dynasty. Here is where you can meet the old with the present: old trees, pavillion, Ojakgyo Bridge and more. This area is not as crowded as the typical Dongseongro area near Daegu Department Store. More older crowd loves hanging out in this area with all trendy cafes and restaurants recently open and also old restaurants famous among locals. You will easily find seniors chatting in the parks as well. 

Gyeongsanggamnyeong Park in fall

■ Address: 99, Gyeongsanggamyeong-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu
■ KR Address: 대구광역시 중구 경상감영길 99

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