The night view of Daegu from Apsan park is totally amazing! But remember to double check the time of the cable car or you'll have to walk down the mountain!
Nice helpful staff at the tourist info center at Daegu International Airport! She helped me a lot with my journey and saved a lot of my time figuring out transportation! We went to Dongwhasa (the biggest temple in Daegu) in Palgongsan (Palgong mountain), accessible from city, quiet temple with few tourists, 2500 entrance fee with a vegetarian lunch.
If you have time, weather permitted, I would recommend you climb the mountain.
If you travel Daegu, you gotta stop by DongDung-Ro where youngsters gathers for dining and shopping at a time.
You can go shop around from cheap clothings to luxurious stuffs at department store. Then you eat at many gourmet places there. At night time, you can easily find to drink such as pub, lounge or even korean style bar with cold MakGulRi! Enjoy Daegu and enjoy Korea!
Daegu is a place where things are slightly cheaper from Busan and Seoul (the capital state). The clothings, the food, generally the stuffs are much cheaper and suprisingly much friendly.
Its slightly different from Seoul as its a sub-urban city where you can see both the province and the city life are like. I guess if you are a food lover, Daegu is not a bad choice to find good food in the market such as the Seomun market, you can buy really cheap korean side dishes there for as low as 4sgd when its cuttlefish and preserved prawns when in Singapore, seafood prices are pretty costly. Other than that, shopping in Daegu is like a mini Sincheon back in Seoul. They have the branded goods and shopping malls like hyundai departmental stores which has affordable clothings during sale period. Other that that, take subway trains if possible as they are slightly cheaper than in Seoul and since they only have 2 lines to operate. Oh! Lastly, I couldnt find a money changer there, so its best that you change enough instead of swiping your card (like I did, as it will impose a fee charge on your bank). Thank you for reading! Hope you guys will enjoy Daegu as much as I do if you are going! P.s. actually I think 3 days 2 nights is good enough just that there isnt the option of choosing 3 days 2 nights. (L Cheers!
A very crowded city, with lots of different kinds of shops for shopping, different kinds of restaurant for dining.
This should be the second Seoul. As the things you want to find in Seoul, you can find it here.
It's a fun place. The shopping is really good here, but it's more the atmosphere. It's a very busy place and it's lots of fun.
The people in Daegu are very friendly. Also, so much stuff is seemingly much cheaper in Daegu than elsewhere. I found food to be very cheap. It's a great place to have a fun weekend.
If you are making a special trip there just to shop, stay in seoul then. THe price difference in things are not big, with the transport time and cost, save the effort to travel to and fro.
This city of over 4 million people has a wide variety of religions, schools, and expats. Despite this, there is no cosmopolitan feel here.
Highrise apartment buildings dominate the scenery, much like the Bronx, and foreign tourists should be self-sufficient.
It is another Korean city with not much characteristics. Weather can be very hot in summer. Subway connection is very limited to only part of city.
Daegu is a hot and humid city, so it's best to travel when the summer heat wave is not taking its toll on the people.
If you're into hiking, Palgong-san and Ap-san are the two main mountains where the majority of hiking takes place. There are quite a few ancient temples nestled around the city, as well, but you might need a guide to bring you to them. The downtown areas in Jung-gu and Suseong-gu are rife with restaurants and bars. Daegu really is the city that doesn't sleep, so you can expect the nightlife to extend well into the morning hours.
There is some really good shopping areas in the underground shopping district. The nice thing is that even if its raining you can still enjoy yourself.
We went to the Daegu Arboretum and found it to be very nice and relaxing. Back in the States, we live in a rural area and after being here 10 months the noise of the city has really started wearing on me. It was nice to see birds and green grass without horns blaring in the background for a change.
We didn't get to see much of the city but we found it friendly to foreigners and easy to get around.
It was a short visit. First time in the city center. I was in town for my son's wedding. When we weren't involved in wedding festivities we spent much time walking Dongseongno area, including the Seomun Market.
Most enjoyable For early March the weather was comfortable.
Daegu really isn't a city you want to visit. If you will live in Korea for a period of time, it's good because it's inexpensive.
As a place to visit during a vacation, there's nothing really to draw you here. Again, however, for the resident, there are good services and transportation is good, both around the city and to other Korean cities. Daegu is located essentially in a bowl, surrounded by low mountains. This causes the winters to be colder and the summers hotter and more humid than might be expected. The mountains do offer some good hiking and living near the city, not in the city, will give a sense of living in the countryside. Good food and culture is hard to find, so a traveler should move on to Seoul, Busan, Gwangju, and/or Gyeongju.
The 2 nights there, we left hotel at 10am, return hotel at 4pm, as there is really not much sightseeing nothing to do,rather stay hotel and watch TV.
I didn't really go to a lot of the attraction during my stay in daegu as I planned most of my trip around food.
But the food I have to say were pretty good, especially the 'jim galbi' which I went to have twice. And I went to spa valley which is a place for outdoor water theme park and hot springs and it was pretty fun:) but overall I didn't see a lot of pretty attractions and there is not a lot of information for tourist as I feel like I were the only tourist there. It is quite difficult to find someone to help if you didn't know how to speak Korean.
Interesting place to explore. Some historical places of interest. Understand that there is a beautiful mountain worth visiting during winter time.