Saturday, April 29, 2017

Beautiful Daegu : 5 Reasons why you shold visit the Daegu Art Factory - for your weekend to get inspired in Daegu, Korea

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Daegu Art Factory

Love art? Want to support and be a part of the local art community? Then you’ll love Daegu Art Factory! Here are five reasons why you should visit the Daegu Art Factory:

Historic Architecture
Located in a former tobacco factory, this beautifully remodeled building is an architecture lover’s dream. From floor-to-ceiling windows, to exposed pipes, this factory-turned-gallery is full of light, personality, and charming historic details. 

A Cozy Art Cafe
Underneath the main staircase, on the first floor of the Art Factory, you’ll find a bright and airy café that will make you want to spend an entire afternoon lounging and drinking coffee. This quiet, art-themed coffee shop is worth a visit on its own, but given its location in an art gallery, you can drink coffee and experience art at the same time.

Browse a Collection of Art Books
Make your way up to the second level to check out the Man Gwon Dang, Book Lounge. Here you’ll find shelf after shelf lined with books on art, and plenty of comfy chairs in which to read them. Most of the books are in Korean, but being that they are art books, non-Korean speakers can still cozy up with a good book and browse through its photos.

Get Inspired!                                                  
One of the best things about the Daegu Art Factory is that it’s not just an exhibition space. The Art Factory holds workshops, seminars, performances, and even artisan markets! On the third floor you’ll find a space where kids can play, an information center, and a theater. Check out the calendar of events and get inspired by one of the many ongoing art programs and activities.

Support the Local Art Scene
It should come as no surprise that the number one reason to visit Daegu Art Factory is because of the amazing art and artist community you’ll find there. One of the Art Factory’s main goals is to foster a creative and cultural space that benefits both rising artists and art programs in the city. In addition to the rotating exhibits, the Art Factory operates various artist residency programs that include open studios where you can meet and talk to artists in residence. 
Need yet another reason to visit the Daegu Art Factory? Admission is Free!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Beautifu Daegu : Romantic suset on the top of Apsan Daegu, Korea - apsan observatory, apsan cable car.

A Romantic Sunset on the top of Apsan

Did you know that one of Daegu’s most popular spots is also one of its most romanticHead to the top of the mountain as the sun sets over the city, and watch as Apsan’s mountaintop observatory transforms into one of the most breathtaking – and romantic – places in Daegu.

There are several ways to reach the top of Apsan: you can hike to the top, take the cable car, or a combination of both. One-way tickets can be purchased if you choose to hike to the top and take the cable car back down or vice versa. 

The best time to take photos is during the “golden hour,” which occurs about an hour before the actual sunset. If you plan on riding the cable cars to the top, make sure to consult the daily sunset times and board at least 30 minutes prior so that you have enough time to ride the cable car and hike to the observation point.

The ride to the top of Apsan only takes less than ten minutes and will provide your first glimpses of the city below. Once you disembark from the cable car, veer to your right, and just before taking the steps down to the trail, stop on the platform and take in the view. Follow the steps down the trail to reach the observation point, which is less than 500m away.  

Even though Apsan observatory is one of Daegu’s most popular tourist attractions, you can easily find a spot away from the crowds to call your own. As you make your way to the observation deck, you’ll notice several small paths to the left of the trail. Some of these paths lead to benches built for two and others lead to perfect vista spots to lay down a picnic blanket. 

No matter how you reach the top of Apsan, or where you choose to watch the sunset, the views from the top are equally magnificent! 

Long weekend, holidays, Golden week in May 2017 - 5 Spots to visit for your holidays in Daegu, Korea

Golden week in May, Recommendation 
- Where to go

Long holidays will be started from this Saturday!

I know all of your expect to enjoy the long weekends composed of Buddha’s birthday and Children’s day so we bring here the best choice, Where to go on golden week and May!

Kim Gwangseok-gil Street

When you reach there, you’ll get to know that the street is filled with Kim Gwangseok’s song and murals on wall. And here’s the point, They have lots of café and nice restaurant! 

In Golden week on May Various events will be held. “Kim Gwangseok-gil street Huminities Concert” is going to taking place at the Kim Gwangseok Concert Hall

■ How to get there?
2238, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu
Daegu Metro Line 2, kyungpook national university hospital station Exit 12. 12 Minutes on Foot.

Mabijeong Mural Village

This Mural Village has different attraction with Kim Gwangseok-gil street.
Mabijeong Mural Village is worth a visit during May golden week with your friend or family.

May 3, 5 and 6 from 13:00 to 17:00 they will provide special programs for spring travel weeks.
How about to take a memorable picture in traditional Korean village?

■ How to get there?
Mabijeong-gil, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu
Bus Dalseong 2, Alight at Mabijeong mural viallage(last stop)


At Yangnyeongsi, 2017 Daegu yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Festival will take place from May 3(Wed) to 7(Sun)

Find golden Kyungokgo, oriental herbal healing center, foot bath experiences are waiting for you!

■ How to get there?
52-2, Namsung-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
Exit No. 16 of Banwol-dang Station (direction of Yangnyeongsi), Exit No. 18 (Hyundai Department Store) or 5 minutes walk from Line No. 1 of Jung-Ang-Ro Station(direction of Yangnyeongsi)

Daegu Arboretum

When spring is approaching, Daegu arboretum is filled with colorful flowers and green trees. You might never imagine that the site was a landfill before! 

Bring your lunch and have it in there but if you don't want to do, never mind there are nice café and restaurants so just try! And the last thing, They have good promenade.

■ Operating hours
08:00 ~ 19:00(May 1~August 31)
Some facilities are not available on Mondays due to maintenance.
Free entrance and parking

■ How to get there?
342, Hwaam-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
Bus 653, Dalseo 4, Dalseo 4-1, Dalseo 1. Alight at Samsung Raemian Apts 1-cha. 13 minutes on foot.

Seomun Night Market

Food Food Food!
Holidays without something tasty will be terrible. And I even feel like more hungry after 7pm, how about you?

56 different vendors are waiting for you to come. Traditional and fusion anything you want will be there.

■ Operating hours
Week days – 19:00~23:30/Fri,Sat – 19:00~24:00/Always open

■ How to get there?
45, Keunjang-ro 26-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu
Daegu metro line 3, Seomun market station or Sinnam station.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tour : City tour with his music, life and history of Daegu. - Kim kwangseok Music Bus Daegu, Korea.

Kim Gwangseok Music Bus 
The Play Bus

Welcome aboard!
During this spring travel weeks you can look around Daegu city with the Music of Kim Gwangseok, - Musician, born in Daegu. 

In Korea Daegu is the first city to combine City tour with art and music performance like “The Play Bus”. During 60 minutes while the bus run around the city there will be No alight, No tour guide. Just Enjoy the music in the bus with DJ!

Professional disc jokey and musicians will let you know history of him and stories about Daegu. 

After 60 minutes tour with music when you reach the Kim Gwangseok road, Journey will be finished with a small concert

Running from April 28(Fri)~June 17(Sat). Every Friday and Saturday 18:00(Please aboard from 17:45)
 Fee : Free (until June 17, 2017-trial period) 
 Course : Novotel ~ Kim Gwangseok-gil street
 Enquiry and BookingClick here
 Boarding : In front of the Daegu Novotel ambassador
                      (11-1, Novotel ambassador Daegu, Munhwa-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu)
                      (Daegu metro line 1 Jungangno station, 10 minutes on foot)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Festival : 2017 Dalgubeol Marrymaking at the Daegu Lantern Festival in Duryu Park

Merrymaking at the Daegu
Lantern Festival in Duryu Park!

This was our first visit so we were not sure what to expect. We did not want to be in the stadium so we settled for some space next to the sidewalk above the stadium. We just relaxed and watched the stadium fill up and more people coming into the park!

While there were music and shows on the main stage people were putting their lanterns together and enjoying picnics before the pace of people arriving and shows on stage picked up.

As the ceremony proceeded and the sun set a lovely quiet rolled over the crowd as the first lantern came up from the stadium floor.  At first, it was “Oohs.” and “Ahhs.” coming from the crowd.

Then there were more lanterns coming into view.  We could feel the excitement growing with every lantern we saw take to the skies. It was slow at first. But then we saw more and more! Then we saw more take flight as the crowd began to get more and more excited.  It really was a sight to see. I repositioned to get a different angle and I realized the crowd behind us was moving this way and that.  It was difficult to get a good photo.

Finally the sky was filled with floating lanterns!  It really was beautiful to see.  We will be back next year to take part in this huge and wonderful festival!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Announcement : 2017 Daegu SNS Citizen Press , The result is finally out!

Members of 2017 Daegu SNS Citizen Press

Thank you for your application and interest in 2017 Daegu SNS Citizen Press. 

It was a great honor for us to receive many applicants from yours,
We’ve read every application a few times carefully.

We are glad that there are so many people who love Daegu City and Daegu City SNS,
On the other hand, We were not able to meet everyone that who applied.

If you did not join this year, There will be time for you to come together in various opportunities such as exciting festivals and various events of Daegu city.

Daegu City SNS is always open to you.
Please let us know if you have any suggestion,  things to report or beautiful photo of this city Through KakaoTalk Plus Friends , Facebook , Blog 

Thanks again for all those who applied.
So Here is the list of 13 successful candidates as a Members of 2017 Daegu citizen press.

Congratulations to 13 members of 2017  Daegu SNS Citizen Press who will be part of Daegu’s SNS!

∨ Last four digits of your mobile numbers are indicated in the list to distinguish person with the same name. 
∨ We will delete the personal information you sent us when you apply.
∨ As always Please keep supporting SNS of Daegu city.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Festival : Traffic control during 2017 Dalgubeol Merrymaking at the Lantern Festival

Dalgubeol Merrymaking at the Lantern Festival 
- Traffic Control

 ▶ Date : April 22(Sat) 18:00~
 ▶ Venue : Duryu baseball park(Sky lantern flying)  / Duryu baseball park ~ Duryu junction ~  Banwoldang junction (Lantern parade)
 ▶ Entrance : Please take your ticket from 13:00 to 16:00 at Gwangjang parking lot of Duryu park.
* Please come earlier to avoid congestion, Entrance to Duryu baseball park should be finished by 17:00 

Traffic control - Sky lantern flying, Lantern parade

 ▶T-junction at Entry of Duryu park ~ Gwangjang parking lot T-junction : April 20(Thu) Traffic control from 09:00

 Entry of Duryu Tennis court : Traffic control from April 20(Thu) 09:00 to April 22(Sat) 15:00. Pass is required to enter.

 ▶Duryu playground intersection : Traffic control from April 22(Sat) 07:00 to 13:00. Pass is required to enter.

 ▶Duryu baseball park West gate(main entrance) : April 22(Sat) 01:00 to 13:00. Pass is required to enter.

 ▶Duryu baseball park East gate : Completely shut down 

 Lantern parade traffic control 

 ▶Date : April 22(Sat) 18:00~23:00

 ▶ Junction in front of E-world/opposite side of Sinheung elementary school/Building of Kyobo Life Insurance~ Hyundai Marine and Insurance/Hyundai Marine and Fire Insurance ~ Naedang station

 ▶ Naedang station Junction/before Naedang church/Intersection between Bangogae junction~
Joongbu fire station.

 ▶ Entrance of Namsan Humansia/Between Namsan Humansia and Sinnam junction/Sinnam junction/ opposite side of Wonmansa temple, Between Sinnam junction and Seohyung church

 ▶ Near Seohyun church/Gyesan 5-way intersection/(former)the red cross hospital

 Parking lot near Duryu

 ▶ Free parking lot near Seongdangmot Station and Commercial lot in E-world 
  ※Areas of Duryu park and Duryu baseball park will be crowded, Kindly use Public transit.

 Public transit

 ▶ Daegu Metro : ① Daegu metro line 2, Duryu station, Exit 13,14.  ② 15 minutes on foot.
     On Aril 22, Daegu metro line 2(Duryu station) will shorten the intervals to 6 minutes(usually 8 min)

 ▶ Bus : 503, 623, Belt line(순환) 3, Belt line(순환) 3-1
     503, 623, Belt line(순환) 3-1 : Alight at Duryu library, then 8 minutes on foot.
     Belt line(순환) 3 :  Alight at National Health Insurance Corporation, then 13 minutes on foot.
     653 : Alight at opposite side of Duryu 3-dong police substation, then 11 minutes on foot.

 Duryu baseball park
 Address : Duryu-dong 560, Dalseo-gu, Daegu. 대구광역시 달서구 두류동 560

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Better together : Mabijeong Mural Village with Daegu Better together

Mabijeong Mural Village with Better together 

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Min Hee joined the group Better together at the Daegu Art Factory. Two buses of people headed out to explore some of what Daegu has to offer. In the afternoon they went to Mabijeong Mural Village. It is a beautiful village in the south western part of Daegu. The village is filled with old homes, history, kind residents and quite a few lively murals. There are several trees that are well over 250 years old.

On this day, the parking lot was filled and as we gathered together there were many smiling faces from so many places in the world. It was a beautiful sight to see. Everyone was eager to see what the village had in store for us today.

At the first small intersection there is a table with pens and strips of paper. Here you can write a wish, then wrap the paper or fold it and tuck it into the wall. Oh, the wishes can be written in any language. The group surrounding Min Hee was a very diverse group!

We were in for a special treat. The group was taught how to make tofu from beans to tasting. Several members were asked to grind the bean sprout heads and water, to get things going. It was great to see the grinding stones and how they worked.

After the whole process was explained in English by one of the group leaders and several members had taken a turn at turning the grinding stones, the village staff quickly put out dishes of tofu for all the guests to try. This was not tofu that we made though, as the actual process is hard and time consuming work.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Festival : 2017 The 21 Mountain Biseul Azalea Cultural Festival - azalea, spring flowers, firefly electric car, biseulsan natural recreational forest

2017 Mountain Biseul Azalea Cultural Festival

Cherry blossoms are gone, Azalea has came. This year from April 22(Sat) to 30(Sun), One of the biggest spring festival of Daegu - Biseul Azalea Cultural Festival will be held. With the amazing view of spreading Azaleas, Various events and things to enjoy will take place like song contest, performances. 

And also at the Azalea experience zone(working hour 09:30~16:30), you can try Azalea Hwajeon(flower rice pancake), Flower teas, tarot card readings and make Azalea soap Bring your home with memorable souvenirs!

For those who don’t like to walk about 2 hours to reach azalea habitat, Firefly electric cars are running. It will take about 30 minutes only! Don’t procrastinate, Let’s just head to Biseulsan this weekend!

■ Details 
  Enquiry : 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  Date : April 22(Sat) ~ 30(Sun) – 9 days
  Venue : Area of Mt. Biseul recreational forest
  Address : 230, Hyuyangnim-gil, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea

■ Schedule
April 22(Sat)
April 23(Sun)
April 24(Mon)
~April 28(Fri)
April 29(Sat)
April 30(Sun)
for mountain god

Opening ceremony
happy concert

magic circus
flaming youth
for opening
trot music festival
fringe festa
youth radio
song contest With SongHae
busking festival
busking festival

busking festival
busking festival

■ How to get there?
▶ Public transit
 ●Take the bus number 600 or Dalseong 5 heading to Biseulsan recreational forest (Weekend only, check the route at

 ● During festival weekends only : Take the temporary route bus heading to Biseulsan recreational forest entrance at the bus stop nearby Daegu national science museum’s temporary parking lot (working hour 08:30~18:00)

▶ Firefly electric car (operating hour 09:00~flexible)
 ● Route : Entrance of public parking lot at Biseulsan natural recreational forest ↔ Daegyeonsa temple
 ● Fare : Adult 5,000 KRW / Child 3,000 KRW (one-way)

For further information, Please click here (website of Biseulsan mountain, Korean)