Thursday, December 28, 2017

Family Holiday Essentials| Complete List of Tourist Information Centers & Registering Child for the Police

Daegu Citizen Press 2017
Daegu’s Tourist Information Booths

#1 Duryu Park

The largest tourist information booth is collocated with the office that controls these booths at Duryu Park. Here is the place where you can use computers for searching about destinations in Daegu.  They have a lot of information on Daegu.  I have found better maps here than at some of the other booths, because the other booths focus on an area of the city.

Telephone: 053-1330 / 053-627-8900
Address: 46, Gongwonsunhwan-ro, Dalseo-Gu, Daegu
Business Hours: 09:00-18:00 / (Nov - Feb) 09:00-17:00
Open all year round
Language Assistance: English, Japanese, Chinese

#2 Cheongna Hill (Ssamji Park)

The tourist information office at the base of Cheongna Hill has information on the areas attractions such as the Jung Gu tour bus and walking tours in the central part of the city.

Address: 66, Gukchaebosang-ro 102-gil, Jung-Gu, Daegu
Business Hours: 09:00-18:00
Available languages: English, Chinese, and Japanese

This is also a great place to check for souvenirs. The coolest handmade Hanbok cards I have ever seen are here as well as other items.

#3 Seomun Market

Seomun Market Tourist Information is the place to go if you want to go shopping in the market. One of the largest markets in Korea requires a map!  Stop here for local area information in and around the market. There is also a cool photo zone!

Telephone: 053-661-3288 or 053-256-6341
Address: 45, Keunjang-ro 26-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu

Business Hours: 10:00-17:00, 19:00-22:30

#4 Daegu Station

The booth located in front of Daegu Station is also a great place to get information on Daegu and vicinity attractions.  The ladies here are some of the best with info and maps on things in the area.
Telephone: 053-660-1432

Address: 161, Taepeong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
Business Hours: 10:00-18:00
Language Assistance: English, Japanese, Chinese

#5 Dongseongro

In the heart of downtown there is also a very small booth near the stage and between the department store and another building is the Donseongno Tourist Information Booth.  They have information on downtown area attractions such as the museums and walking tours.

Contact: 053-252-2696
Opening Time: AM 10:00 ~ PM 08:00
Address: 30, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu

#6 Dongdaegu Station

Dongdaegu Tourist Information Booth is also an important place.  As the construction of the square outside the station was completed recently, the booth has been relocated.  It is currently between the train station and the department store.

Contact: 053-939-0080
Opening Time: AM 09:00 ~ PM 07:00
Address: 550, Dong Daegu-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu

All the tourist information locations have guides available with different language skills.  But, their schedules are not permanent or fixed.  In the event you need a language that is not available when you are there you may also call 1330 for tourist information or translation services. This number may be used 24 hours a day.

*English translator may not be present at the time of your arrival.
Daegu Yangnyeongsi
Address:49, Dalgubeoldae-ro 415-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu

Address:90, EXCO, Yutongdanji-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu

Donghwasa Temple
Address:1, Donghwasa-1-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu

Daegu Airport
Address:221, Gonghang-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu (1st floor of Daegu International Airport)

Kimg Gwang-Seok Street
Address: 2238, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu

Gyesan Yega
Address: 6-1, Seoseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu

Registering Kids with the National Police

As an active dad who is always taking his daughter to large events, I always worry she will get lost in the crowd.  The help alleviate some of my fears I have registered her with the Korean National Police under the SAFETY DREAM program.  This process allows super speedy identification of the child.  It also gives immediate access to vital information for law enforcement officers in the event a child goes missing.  This means that as soon as it is reported the police can sent the data to those involved with the search, immediately.  This will save precious time.

Since we have done this before, the police officer wanted to verify quickly if she was already in the database.  He used a smart device with a special application for police officer that reads fingerprints.  He was quickly able to find my daughters records and we were able to verify our phone numbers and address as well as quickly update her photo.

The process is quick and easy.  Our first time registration may have taken around ten minutes.  Updating took about three or four minutes.  The process is that they will as the child to place their fingers, one at a time on a fingerprint reader.

The next step is photographing the child’s face.  This point is key and must be done properly.  We needed to do it twice.

The information you should bring with you is the following:
If the child holds Korean Citizenship, the family registry should be shown to the officers.
Correct home address.
A list of any health conditions the child may have.
A list of any birthmarks or scars that could help in the event the child is unable to communicate with the police such as with a language barrier.
A list of allergies to medications or foods.

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