Proud host of the IAAF World Championships, Daegu is one of Korea's six major metropolitan cities and home to the Bullodong Ancient Tombs, the largest concentration of ancient tombs in all of Korea. Other main attractions include the Daegu Bangjja Brassware Museum and Donghwasa Temple.
Proud host of the IAAF World Championships, Daegu is one of Korea's six major metropolitan cities and home to the Bullodong Ancient Tombs, the largest concentration of ancient tombs in all of Korea. Other main attractions include the Daegu Bangjja Brassware Museum and Donghwasa Temple. Daegu offers plenty to see and do, so make sure to utilize your time well by choosing one of the following courses of the Daegu City Tour. Each course offers a comfortable and convenient bus ride to some of the main attractions of Daegu City. As you sit back and relax, a professional guide onboard will provide detailed information about each attraction along the way, giving you added insight into the true spirit of Daegu.
Hours of Operation: 10:00 - 17:00
Operation Schedule: 5 days a week (fixed tour course for each day of the week)
Departure Point: Daegu City Tour Bus Stop at Banwoldang (in front of Hyundai Dept. Store)
① Course 2 (Monday)
House of Twelve Monuments for the Hyeonpung Gwak Clan → Dodongseowon Confucian Academy → Biseulsan Recreational Forest → Memorial Hall for General Yu Chi-Gon → Hyeonpung Stone Ice Storage
② Course 3 (Tuesday)
Wolgok History Museum → Daegu Arboretum → Hwawon Resort → Yongyeonsa Temple
③ Course 4 (Wednesday)
Nokdongseowon Confucian Academy → Herb Hillz (family theme park) → Daegu Stadium → Daegu Sports Memorial Hall → Otgol Village
④ Course 5 (Friday)
Environmental Installations Corporation → Hengso Museum of Keimyung University → Hanhakchon (traditional village) → Munsan Purification Plants → Yuksinsa Shrine
⑤ Course 6 (Thursday & Saturday)
Museum of Medical Missionary Works → Currency Museum (Saturdays: Dalseong Park) → Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Cultural Center → Daegu Hyanggyo Confucian School → Daegu National Museum
Hours of Operation: 10:00 - 18:20 (80-minute intervals, 6 departures daily)
Operation Schedule: Tuesday - Sunday (no tours on Mondays or major holidays)
Departure Point: Daegu City Tour Bus Stop in front of Dongdaegu Train Station
Dongdaegu Train Station (departure) → Bullo-dong Ancient Tomb Park (Donggu Craftwork Exhibition Hall) → Bongmu Park → Guam Farm Stay → Gatbawi Rock → Bangjja Yugi (Korean Brassware) Museum → Donghwasa Temple (Donghwamun Gate) → Palgongsan Facilities Zone → Daegu Safety Theme Park → Palgongsan Spa Tour Hotel → Palgongsan Facilities Zone → Donghwasa Temple (Bonghwangmun Gate) → Bangjja Yugi (Korean Brassware) Museum → Guam Farmstay → Bongmu Park → Bullo-dong Ancient Tomb Park (Donggu Craftwork Exhibition Hall) → Dongdaegu Train Station (arrival)
Hours of Operation: 10:00 - 17:00 (4 departures daily)
Days of Operation: Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays
Departure Point: Tourist Information Center (next to Outdoor Music Hall insideDuryu Park)
Year-round Programs: pottery making, rifle shooting, nameplate making, tea ceremony, maedeup (Korean macramé/knot making), temple food cooking experience
① January - March: making kites, yeot (Korean hard taffy), and yugwa (honey-and-oil pastry)
② March - April: strawberry picking
③ April: Daegaya Experience Festival (apple blossom picking)
④ September: apple picking
⑤ April - October: water sports
※ Program schedules are subject to change.
Hours of Operation: 10:00 - 18:00 (2-hour intervals, 4 departures daily)
Operation Schedule: In operation year round, including holidays (no tours on Mondays)
Departure Point: Dongdaegu Train Station (travelers can also board the bus at stops along the course, provided that space is available)
Duration: Approx. 2 hours
Dongdaegu Train Station (departure) → EXCO → Opera House → Jungangno (central road) → Yangnyeongsi Market Nammun (South Gate) → Museum of Medical Missionary Works → Duryu Park (Woobang Land) → Seomun Market → February 28th Memorial Jungang Park → Gukchaebosang Memorial Park (Bank of Korea Currency Exhibition Hall) → Daegu National Museum → Dongdaegu Train Station (arrival)
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 Seowons (Confucian academies) in Korea along with Byeongsan, Oksan, Sosu, and Dosan. The most noted features of Dodongseowon include the lecture hall and its surrounding wall, a shrine, and a 400-year-old gingko tree that thrives in the yard outside. The beautiful wall at the academy is made of mud and roof tiles and is the only earthen wall in Korea to be designated a national treasure (National Treasure No. 350).
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 offers scenic views of the Seokcheon Valley and is within a short distance of Hancheonseowon Confucian Academy and Namjijangsa Temple.
Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Cultural Center offers visitor an all-inclusive look into the world of Oriental medicine. The herbal medicine wholesale market (1F) opens on the first of every month and stays open for 5 days, selling herbal medicines from all across the country. At the exhibition halls on the second floor, visitors can take a look at a wide variety of models and reproductions of medicinal ingredients, diagnosis methods, and more. For a more interactive experience, check out the traditional culture zone on the third floor or soak your travel-weary feet in the herbal foot bath located outside.
☞ Go to Daegu Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Cultural Center
☞ Homepage: http://herb.daegu.go.kr/ (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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 knots of 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.
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 shapes 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.
Located at the foot of Palgongsan Mountain, Bangjja Yugi Museum is the first museum in Korea to specialize in brassware. The museum was founded with the goal 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.
Duryu Park was established on the expansive land surrounding Duryusan and Geumbongsan mountains. The park is equipped with a wide range of sports, cultural, and recreational facilities, including Woobang Tower Land, Daegu Culture and Arts Center, the 2•28 Memorial Tower, an outdoor concert hall, Duryu Library, Geumyongsa Temple, and Daeseongsa Temple.
The Daegu National Museum proudly displays items related to the distinctive cultural heritage of Daegu City and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. 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, folk games, and local housing culture. Hands-on experience programs such as making earthenware and Takbon (traditional printings) are available for guests as well as a variety of culture and arts classes, events, and performances.