Friday, March 30, 2018

7 Spring Blossom Festivals in Daegu 2018

The weather is so warm and fine outside! This means it’s time to enjoy spring blossoms. Here are 7 spring floral festivals you can find in Daegu.

#1 Palgongsan Cherry Blossom Festival
One of the favorite cherry blossom spots, Palgonsan holds a festival in the mid April. Because cherry blossoms in the mountain area bloom later than the rest of Daegu, you can check here if you are catching the bloom after the early April.


■ Date: April 11 - 15 *The date are subject to change depending on the weather
■ Location: Fountain Plaza @Palgongsan Donghwa Section (팔공산동화지구 분수대광장)
■ Address: 3, Palgongsan-ro 199-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 동구 팔공산로 199 3
*You use an address above to get to the venue
*The address is for a place located right by the venue.


#2 Hajungdo Yuchae Flower Field
If you are looking for a bright yellow flower spectacle, check out Hajungdo Island.



 Starting Date: Apr 8 or 9 (may open the next weekend depending on the weather)
*Open to public for a month after it started.
■ Location: Hajungdo Island 하중도
■ Address: 681-1 Nogok-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu
■ KR Address: 대구 북구 노곡동 681-1


#3 Okpo Cherry Blossom Festival
Okpo Cherry Blossom Festival is less known to foreigners. It’s a beautiful countryside spot for cherry blossom in Dalseong-gun.




■ Date: March 31 – April 1
■ Location: Okpo Cherry Blossom Street
■ Nearest Station: Seolhwa-Myeongok Station(Line1) Exit 7
*TRANSFER to BUS #600, #623 #655 or #Dalseong2 and GET OFF at "Okpo Gangyeongri"
■ Address: 13, Okpo-ro, Okpo-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 달성군 옥포면 옥포로 13
*You use an address above to get to the cherry blossom road.
*The address is for Dalseong Senior Welfare Center(달성노인복지관).


#4 Biseulsan Azalea Festival
One of the most popular tourist spots, Biseulsan is going to be filled with beautiful magenta flowers in the late April.



■ Date: April 21 - 22
■ Location: Biseulsan Mountain
■ Address: 99, Iryeonseonsa-gil, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 달성군 유가면 일연선사길 99

#5 Eworld Starlight Cherry Blossom Festival
If you are looking for a romantic day with cherry blossom, check out Eworld. Even if you don’t go into the amusement park, the area around is completely filled with cherry blossoms that you can enjoy.



■ Date: March 24 – April 8
■ Location: E-world
■ Nearest Station: Duryu Station(Line2) Exit 14
■ Address: 200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 달서구 두류공원로 200


#6 Dalchangjigil Cherry Blossom Festival
The cherry blossoms are planted from Tomato Wine to Dalchang Reservoir, which is a 5km long round-trip. It’s a great place to refresh yourself with spring vibe.



■ Date: March 31 – April 2
■ Location: Hanjeong-ri area
■ Address: 25, Dalchangro 26-gil, Yuga-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu
■ KR Address: 대구 달성군 유가읍 달창로26 25

#7 Spring Blossom Feast & Fusion Korean Traditional Performance



Spring Blossom Feast will continue until April 20. The park will be full of spring blossoms such as apricots and cherry blossoms. On April 8, you can enjoy Fusion Korean Traditional Performance
■ Date: March 19 – April 20 (Performance on April 8)
■ Location: Gukchabosang Memorial Park
■ Address: 670, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구광역시 중구 국채보상로 670

Thursday, March 29, 2018

4 Best Riverside Cherry Blossom Spots in Korea: Dongchon Resort and more!



Chatting and strolling with you loved ones in the spring sunshine. Enjoying dazzling cherry blossoms.  Watching the sunset on the riverside. If any of this is your idea of spending a fine spring day, check out one of the following cherry blossom hot spots! Cherry blossoms are expected to start bloom on March 28 and will reach to peak a week later.
  
Geumhogang Cherry Blossom Street (Jijeo-dong)


Moving along Geumhogang River and pass the Ayang Railroad, you will notice a bright white blossoms decorate along the street. It’s Geumhogang Cherry Blossom Street located in Jijeo-dong. The street continues between the railroad and Gonghang-gyo Bridge. The streets are lined with two rows of cherry blossoms which create an illusion as if it were a tunnel. It is also beautiful after sunset because of the lights superficially installed to project the blossoms.

 [Ayang Railroad]
■ Nearest Station: Ayanggyo Station(Line1) EXIT 4
*Cross the bridge and turn left to get to the cherry blossom street
■ Address: 82, Haedong-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ Address(KR): 대구 동구 해동로 82

[Gonghanggyo Bridge]
■ Address: 130, Gonghang-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ Address(KR): 대구 동구 공항로 130




Kkotbora Garden (Sangyuk-dong)


Heading over the Shincheon, check out Kkotbora Garden(꽃보라 동산) located near Docheong-gyo 
Bridge. If you are a KNU student, you might have heard of this place. It’s a cherry blossom spot near Kyungpook University campus.
■ Google Map keyword: search "Daegu Docheonggyo"



Dongchon Resort



Dongchon Resort is a popular spot for locals to spend weekends. You can find a place to sit under trees, ride a duck pedal boat or simply walk along the river. The area is also known for numerous good restaurants and cafes. During spring, people visit here to enjoy cherry blossoms.

■ Nearest Station: Dongchon Station(Line2) Exit 3
*Come out to Exit 3 and cross the bridge to reach to Dongchon Resort.
■ Address: 74, Hyodong-ro 6-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 동구 효동로6 74
* Use the address above to get to Dongchon Resort
*The address is for a store located right by the resort.



Suseongmot Lake


We’d like to give you an extra spot to enjoy cherry blossom. Not a riverside but Suseongmot lake is worth being on the list for its beautiful and relaxing spot to enjoy cherry blossom in spring.
■ Nearest Station: Suseongmot Station(Line3)



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A Journey to Find Lost Past Reaches to Daegu and their Surprising Gift.


An American doctor comes back to the motherland
A Korean-American doctor, Juliana Damon made her visit to Daegu City Hall to deliver her 5,000 dollars donation in person to express her gratitude for Daegu Metropolitan City. Juliana was adopted from South Korea to U.S. at the age of 2. She grew up in Massachusetts, graduated from Harvard University and now works as a pediatrician in San Francisco.
Since young, she has been always curious about her birth mother and the background before coming to the states. She gave a photo of her used for adoption to a friend, asking to help Juliana find her roots.

Juliana is listening to greetings by Daegu City Gender Equality and Family Policy officer.

Pieces of her past are revealed
It was revealed that she was in Daegu before she was adopted to an American home. Her friend asked Daegu Metropolitan City for a help. Daegu city found that she was born Nomi Kim to Soon-yi Kim in Chilgok, Gyueongsangbuk-do in 1972. Her mother and she entered Daegu City Hope Village, a welfare center for the homeless, with her birth mother in January 1973. After two months, she left her mother who was not able to take care of her and moved to a day nursery. Later in July, two loving hearts from across the Pacific Ocean adopted Juliana Damon and she crossed the ocean.
More information was revealed. Her biological mother passed away in June the year she was adopted at the Hope Village. Instead of Nomi Kim, she was adopted under the name of Dae 
Sook Lee.

She was adopted under the name Lee Dae Sook

Their journey to Korean begins
Juliana and her husband, Paul Espinas, started talking about her journey to find roots in Korea two years ago. Finally today, the couple, their two loving daughters and a mother-in-law made their visit in Daegu. Each family member expressed gratitude for all people who have helped find the missing information even before they got to the peninsula. Juliana said that she was lucky and surprised to find the information because it is common to fail information with aged evidences and she is one of many adoptees. She stressed that Daegu city’s work to take care of orphans is great but she hopes to see this city-wise effort to help search lost past for adoptees continue and expand. She expressed that her donation now is small but the donation and visit will continue in the future.

Juliana's Husband, Paul(left) and their second daughter(right)
Juliana's mother-in-law, two daughter and husband shared their thoughts about the journey.

In hope of continuing the loving gestures to more adoptees
5,000 dollars came from her parents who gave it to Julie so that she can buy things in Korea. Juliana had been thinking of ways to express her gratitude for those who helped including her friend. Naturally, her conclusion came to an end to donate the money to Daegu Metropolitan City to help unmarried mothers. We sincerely thank Juliana and her family for the love and generosity.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Members Revealed for Daegu Citizens Reporting Team 2018!

We are pleased to announce new members for Daegu Citizens Reporting Team. Congratulations to all! 
Thank you again for everyone who applied. We were impressed with your enthusiasm and experience. It was very hard to process to narrow down. We truly appreciate your time you put into the application.
We are very excited to see what our new members will bring to our visitors and followers! Please stay tuned for their first postings soon!

Monday, March 26, 2018

7 Festivals and Events to Check Out in April in Daegu (Korea)


From spring flower festivals to expos, here are 7 festivals and events you might want to check out in April.


2018 Daegu International Marathon Race


■ Date: April 1st, 08:00 - 14:00
■ Starting Location: Gukchaebosang Memorial Park
■ Address: 670, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 중구 국채보상로 670
■ Website: click here
■ Admission: Free
*Please note that registration is close but everyone is welcome to join along the route to support and enjoy the festival.


Hajundo Island Yuchae(Rape) Flower Field


■ Starting Date: Apr 8 or 9 (may open the next weekend depending on the weather)
*Open to public for a month after it started. 
■ Location: Hajungdo Island 하중도
■ Address: 681-1 Nogok-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu
■ KR Address: 대구 북구 노곡동 681-1
■ Admission: Free

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Palgongsan Mountain Cherry Blossoms Festival


■ Date: April 13 - 17 *The date are subject to change depending on the weather
■ Location: Fountain Plaza @Palgongsan Donghwa Section (팔공산동화지구 분수대광장)
■ Address: 6-1, Palgongsan-ro 199-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구광역시 동구 팔공산로199 6-1


The 17th Daegu International Optical Show


If you are interested in business and technology involved with eye-wear, check out this expo. There will be 470 booths from 220 companies.
■ Date: April 18 – 20, 10:00 – 18:00(close at 17:00 on April 20)
■ Location: EXCO
■ Address: 10, Exco-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 북구 엑스코로 10
■ Website: click here


Fire Expo Korea 2018


■ Date: April 25 – 27, 10:00 – 17:00(close at 16:00 on April 20)
■ Location: EXCO
■ Address: 10, Exco-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 북구 엑스코로 10
■ Website: click here
■ Admission: Free


The 22th Azalea Festival


■ Date: April 21 - 22
■ Location: Biseulsan Mountain
■ Address: 99, Iryeonseonsa-gil, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 달성군 유가면 일연선사길 99
■ Admission: Free


Daedeokjae Daegu Apsan Wash Place Festival


■ Date: Late April
■ Location: Apsan Wash Place Park 앞산 빨래터 공원
■ Address: 367, Apsansunhwan-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea
■ KR Address: 대구 남구 앞산순환로 367
■ Admission: Free