Daegu

Daegu Metropolitan City-Korea's 3th largest city, captures the spirit of Southwestern Korea. The city has retained a rich sense of history and tradition, while infusing cosmopolitan progress.

Daegu in Gyeongsangbuk-do offers conveniences of big cities and the comfort of a rustic lifestyle. Its major attractions include Dalseong Park, the oldest in the city, Duryu Park, equipped with diverse recreational facilities, and the traditional herbal medicine market, which has been in operation since the Joseon Dynasty. The ancient Seomun Market, Palgongsan Provincial Park, and Donghwasa Temple are also easily accessible from the city.

About Daegu

  • 2,524,890 citizens (End of December 2013, give or take a few)
  • 10 museums
  • 2.5 million annual visitors
  • 10 days of Fiesta (a city-wide party with over 100 events)
  • 3 theme parks
  • 3 professional sports team including the Pro-Baseball
  • 20 accredited colleges and universities
  • 8 mega department stores
  • The River Walk
  • Countless restaurants, shops, clubs, and movie theaters
E World
The Namsan Tower, Daegu
Rape Blossoms Road, Yulha-dong
Suseongmot Lake
Mt. Biseulsan

Mt. Biseulsan

This mountain, which can be enjoyed all year round, offers Azalea colors during springtime, the foggy valley in the summer, beautiful foliage and silver grass during the autumn, and the ice hill in the winter. With its highest peak at 1,084m, this mountain offers good trekking courses. Since it is located on the outskirts of the Daegu area, it is loved for family gatherings. There are also many visitors from other areas.

Palgongsan Natural Park

Palgongsan Natural Park

Palgongsan is a famous mountain in Daegu reaching heights of 1,192 meters. It was called by many different names from the Silla period including Buak, Jungak, Gonsan, and Dongsusan. It was called Gongsan during the Koryeo period, and was officially named Palgongsan during the Chosun period.

 
Kyeongsan Palgongsan Gatbawi

Kyeongsan Palgongsan Gatbawi

* Picture: Kwanbong Stone Buddha

Gyeongsan-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do South Kwanbong Palgongsan’s top has a Buddha made from rock with a background like a folding screen. Kwanbong is called ‘Gatbawi’ because this statue of Stone Buddha looks like wearing a ‘Gat’ which means Korean traditional hat made of bamboo and horsehair in Korean and ‘Bawi’ means stone in Korean.

To comfort the soul of his mother’s death, 의현 Buddhist master made ‘Gatbawi’. Also, it is known to many people if they come here to make many wishes, one wish will be granted for sure so many visitors love it.

100-year celebration Square

Donghwasa

Donghwasa has been designated as year-round tourist attraction in East Asia, millions of foreigners have vowed at the shrine. As a representative of Korean Buddhism history and tradition for 1,500 years as world’s largest Buddha, Donghwasa also has the Great Buddha that holds numerous treasures and cultural.

 
Ignatius Cheon Hall (Multi-purpose Auditorium)

Samseonghyeon History and Culture Park

To succeed Samseonghyeon(Wonhyo·Seolchong·Ilyeon) from Gyeongsan province who have terrific spirit and sense in succession, Gyeongsan-si created a historical park for tradition and culture as Multi-functional Cultural Complex.

100-year celebration Square

Gyejeong forest in Jain

Gyejeong forest is the natural forest that is still remaining in the hilly area and rare in both North Gyeongsan Province and Korea. Located in Jain-myeon, Gyejeong forest tells what kind of tree grew in the past in Gyeongsan, and it is a forest that give us glimpse of the idea of the protection of the natural love ancestors. It also designated to protect the rare natural forest in our country.