goto content

  • sitemap
  • sign up
  • my page
  • visitkorea on Facebook
  • visitkorea on Twitter
  • visitkorea on YouTube
  • visitkorea on RSS


Korea Banner (Left)


City Tours print


Daegu City Tour


Daegu is one of Korea’s six major metropolitan cities and has many traditional tourist attractions such as Bullo-dong Ancient Tomb Park, the largest concentration of ancient tombs in all of Korea and Daegu Bangjja Brassware Museum displaying brassware, one of Korea's traditional cultural properties. The City Tour Bus allows visitors to see Korean traditional educational institutions such as Dodongseowon Confucian Academy and Nokdongseowon Confucian Academy as well as The ARC, a geometric-shaped exhibition hall. During weekends and national holidays, there is a special themed experience course.

| Courses

•City Circulation Course
Hours of Operation: 09:30 – 17:30, 90 minute intervals, 5 departures daily
Operation Schedule: In operation year around (no tours on Mondays)
Departure Point: Daegu City Tour Bus Stop in front of Dongdaegu Station
Itinerary:
Dongdaegu Station
Gukchaebosang Memorial Park (formerly Dongin Park)
2.28 Memorial Park·Daegu Dongseongno Street
Yangnyeongsi
Modern Culture Street (Medical Missionary Museum)
Daegu Duryu Park
Seo-gu District Office
Seomun Market
Daegu Dalseong Park·Samsung Group Foundation Site
Daegu Citizens' Hall·Jungang-ro
Bongsan Culture Street
Sincheon Stream·Kim Gwangseok-gil Street
Beomeo Station·The Grand Daegu Hotel Duty Free Shop
Dongdaegu Station

•Palgongsan Circulation Course
Hours of Operation: 09:30 – 17:00, once a day
Operation Schedule: Tuesday – Sunday, (no tours on Mondays)
Departure Point: In front of Banwoldang Hyundai Department Store (departs at 09:30), Daegu City Tour Bus Stop in front of Dongdaegu Station (departs at 10:00)
Itinerary:
Banwoldang
Dongdaegu Station
Bullo-dong Ancient Tomb Park
Daegu Bangjja Brassware Museum
Donghwasa Temple (Daegu)
Daegu Safety Theme Park
Dongdaegu Station
Banwoldang

•Themed Course
Hours of Operation: 10:00 – 16:00, once a day
Operation Schedule: Weekends and national holidays or when a group tour is booked.
Departure Point: In front of Banwoldang Hyundai Department Store
Itinerary:
*Mabijeong Mural Village (rice cake and medicinal herb pouch program available):
Banwoldang
Agricultural Experience Exhibition Hall
Mabijeong Mural Village
Nampyeong Moon Clan's Original Residence Area
Banwoldang
*Making yeot:
Banwoldang
Yangjeong-dong Rock Art
Ureuk Museum
Yeot making program (Gaesil Village)
Kim Jongjik House
Banwoldang
*Making tofu/ making kal-guksu & digging up sweet potatoes:
Banwoldang
Daegu Bangjja Brassware Museum
Guam Farm Stay Village
Head Household of the Gyeongju Choi Clan in Otgol Village
Banwoldang
*Traditional 5-Day Market:
Banwoldang
Dalseong Dodongseowon Confucian Academy
Hundred Year Dokkebi Market
Hari Village
Dalseong Reservoir
Banwoldang
*Healing Forest Experience:
Banwoldang
Forest Experience Area
Green Study Hall
Banwoldang
*Police Experience:
Banwoldang
Police History Experience Hall
Daegu Modern History Museum
Gyeongsanggamnyeong Park
Science Education Hall
Banwoldang

※Schedule for the themed course is subject to change monthly, so please check the schedule on the City Tour Bus website.
※Fees for experience programs (exclusive of meal fees) are additionally implemented.
-Mabijeong mural village experience: 8,000 won/ making yeot: 6,000 won/ making tofu: 4,000 won/ digging up sweet potatoes and making kal-guksu: 8,000 won/ traditional 5-day market: free/ healing forest: 5,000 won/ police experience: free

•History Tour Course
Hours of Operation: 10:00 – 16:00, once a day
Operation Schedule: Tuesday & Friday
Departure Point: In front of Banwoldang Hyundai Department Store
Itinerary:
Banwoldang
Daegu National Museum
Inheung Village
Daegu Modern History Museum
Daegu Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Cultural Center
Banwoldang

•Tradition & Culture Course
Hours of Operation: 10:00 – 16:00, once a day
Operation Schedule: Thursday
Departure Point: In front of Banwoldang Hyundai Department Store
Itinerary:
Banwoldang
Nokdongseowon Confucian Academy•Dalseong Korea Japan Friendship Center
Head Household of the Gyeongju Choi Clan in Otgol Village
Kim Gwangseok-gil Street
Medical Missionary Museum
Banwoldang

•Science & Environment Course 1
Hours of Operation: 10:00 – 16:00, once a day
Operation Schedule: Wednesday
Departure Point: In front of Banwoldang Hyundai Department Store
Itinerary:
Banwoldang
Daegu Arboretum
Daegu Environment Resource Office
Munsan Filtration Plant
Gangjeong Goryeong Reservoir for Irrigation
Banwoldang

•Science & Environment Course 2
Hours of Operation: 10:00 – 16:00, once a day
Operation Schedule: Saturday (Operated simultaneously with Themed Course on Saturdays)
Departure Point: In front of Banwoldang Hyundai Department Store
Itinerary:
Banwoldang
Daegu Science Hall
Daegu Arboretum
Gangjeong Goryeong Reservoir for Irrigation & The ARC
Banwoldang
12 Distinguished Hyeonpung Gwaks' Shrine
Dalseong Dodongseowon Confucian Academy
Biseulsan Recreational Forest
Memorial Hall of General Yu Chigon
Dalseong Reservoir
Banwoldang

Daegu City Tour Information

☞ Departure Point: In front of Banwoldang Hyundai Department Store (In front of Dongdaegu Station for the City Circulation Course)
※ For the Palgongsan Course, it is also possible to board the bus in front of Dongdaegu Station at 10:00
☞ Fees: 5,000 won for adults/ 4,000 won for teens/ 3,000 won for children
※ Fees for admission, hands-on programs and meals are excluded (Tour participants must bring their own lunch for the Themed Courses)
※ A 20% discount is available on the Palgongsan Circulation Course for those holding a train ticket (including KTX ticket) or express bus ticket for the same day.
※ A 20% discount is available on the City Circulation Course for foreigner groups of 10 or more or foreigners presenting a train or express bus ticket for the same day or hotel stay documents.
※ No discounts for other courses.
☞ Reservations and inquiries:
[City Circulation Course]
Daegu Infrastructure Corporation Double-decker Bus City Tour Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Daegu Infrastructure Corporation: +82-53-603-1800 (Korean, English)
[Other Courses]
Daegu City Tour Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Samsung Plus Tour: +82-53-627-8900 (Korean/ Chinese available only during weekdays)
※ Online or phone reservation is mandatory.
※ No courses in operation on Seollal and Chuseok holidays.
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

| Major Tourist Attractions

Dalseong Dodongseowon Confucian Academy


Dalseong Dodongseowon Confucian Academy is a private educational institution that was established during the mid-Joseon Period (1392-1910). It is one of the five major seowon (Confucian academies) in Korea along with Byeongsanseowon Confucian Academy, Oksanseowon Confucian Academy, Sosuseowon Confucian Academy, and Dosanseowon Confucian Academy. The most noted features of Dodongseowon include its lecture hall, a shrine, and a 400-year-old gingko tree that thrives in the yard outside. The beautiful earthen wall decorated with roof tiles at the academy was designated a national treasure (National Treasure No. 350) along with the lecture hall and the shrine.

Dalseong Dodongseowon Confucian Academy
Daegu U-Tourpia Homepage(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Dalseong-gun Homepage(Korean)

Nokdongseowon Confucian Academy


Nokdongseowon Confucian Academy was built to commemorate Mohadang Kim Chung-Seon (1571-1642), a Japanese general who became naturalized as a Korean citizen during the Imjin War (1592-1598). Located on the academy grounds are a shrine, the Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Center, and a monument dedicated to General Kim.

Nokdongseowon Confucian Academy
Daegu U-Tourpia Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Dalseong Korea Japan Friendship Center
Dalseong Korea Japan Friendship Center Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese)

Daegu Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Cultural Center


Daegu Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Cultural Center offers visitor an all-inclusive look into the world of Oriental medicine. The herbal medicine wholesale market (1F) is open on the 1st, 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st and 26th every month, and sells herbal medicine from all across the country. At the oriental medicine experience hall on the second floor, visitors can take part in hands-on programs such as hanbok wearing, wrapping herb medicine, oriental medicinal soap making, and an oriental medicinal foot bath. The oriental medicine history hall is located on the third floor with other exhibits including a reenactment of the 1910s-era Yangjeon Medicine Alley.

Daegu Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Cultural Center
Daegu Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Cultural Center Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Palgongsan Mountain


Palgongsan Mountain is considered the center of Buddhist culture in Korea. The mountain offers plenty of things to see all year round thanks to the lush trees and scenic rocks and valleys that cover the mountain. Treasured not only for its natural beauty, the mountain also hides within its folds a number of old temples and historic sites from the Silla Dynasty (57 BC – 935 AD). Main points of interest along the mountain include Gwangbong Seated Stone Buddha (Gatbawi Rock), Wonhyosa Temple, Cheonseongsa Temple, and Bulguksa Temple.

Palgongsan Provincial Park (Gatbawi District)
Seonbonsa Temple (Gatbawi Stone Buddha)

Bullo-dong Ancient Tomb Park


Bullo-dong Ancient Tomb Park boasts over 211 tombs dating back to the Three Kingdoms Period (57 BC – 668 AD). The tombs in this particular park are recognized as having the most well-preserved mounds among all the surviving ancient tombs of Daegu. The tombs are concentrated within a relatively small area of land and provide visitors with a rare (and convenient) glimpse into ancient society.

Bullo-dong Ancient Tomb Park

Daegu Bangjja Brassware Museum


Located at the foot of Palgongsan Mountain, Daegu Bangjja Brassware Museum is the first museum in Korea to specialize in brassware. The museum was founded with the goals of preserving the delicate art of Bangjja Yugi (Korean brassware) and to educate future generations on the meticulous crafting process. The museum houses three exhibition rooms (Yugi Room, Donated Items Room, and Reproduction Room), a video education room, an outdoor performance stage, and a temporary exhibition room.

Daegu Bangjja Brassware Museum
Daegu Bangjja Brassware Museum Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Daegu National Museum


The Daegu National Museum proudly displays items related to the distinctive cultural heritage of Daegu City and Gyeongsangbuk-do. Museum exhibits detail various aspects of the local culture such as the history of the region throughout the prehistoric age and the Three Kingdoms Period (57 BC–668 AD), Buddhist culture, Confucian culture and local housing culture. Hands-on experience programs such as making earthenware and playing folk games are available for guests as well as a variety of culture and arts classes, events, and performances.

Daegu National Museum
Daegu National Museum Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Last updated on October 17, 2014




Quick Menu Quick Menu

Reservation