The Global Digest

Daegu City

A Trip to the Daegu City

At the Seomun Market

The Global Digest has visited at the Daegu City, which includes the famous locations such as Seomun Market, Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine, Guam Farm Stay(Experience), Kim Gwangseok-gil Street, Dongseongno Street, Donghwasa Temple and Mt. Palgongsan Cable Car.

Seomun Market

Seomun Market (formerly known as Daegu-Keun Market) of Daegu is steeped in history. Along with Pyeongyang Market and Ganggyeong Market, Seomun Market was one of the three main markets during the Joseon Dynasty. It is situated only 300m from the West Gate of the city, and was befittingly named Seomunsijang (West Gate Market). The specialties of the current Seomun Market include fabric-related items like silk, satin, linen, cotton, knitted goods, and clothing. However, visitors to the market will also find a decent selection of crafts, silver products and dried seafood.

Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine

Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Cultural Center was established in 1993. It sells different types of herbal medicine from across the country. And it displays general and historical facts about oriental medicine development in the city of Yangnyeong. Through multiple exhibitions and various hands-on experience programs, the Cultural Center continues to provide an opportunity to experience the 350-year-old traditions of Yangnyeong-si and Yakjeon Medicine Alley.

Guam Farm Stay(Experience)

Guam Farm Stay Village is located near the city. Nine rocks in the area resemble the back of a turtle so it is referred to as “Guam”. (‘Gu(龜)’ means turtle (geobuk) and ‘Am (岩)’ means rock (bawi)). The village is abounding in fruits, including apples, grapes, peaches, and chestnuts.

Kim Gwangseok-gil Street

Kim Gwangseok-gil Street is a mural street near Bangcheon Market where the now deceased Kim Gwangseok used to live. The 350m long wall has statues and murals depict his life and music.

Dongseongno Street

Dongseongno Street is a major fashion district in Daegu. The diverse items found along the streets from character T-shirts and handmade accessories to vintage fashion apparel make this an ideal spot for window shopping.

Donghwasa Temple

Donghwasa Temple is located on the south side of Palgongsan Mountain, about 22km northeast of Daegu. It was built by Monk Geukdal in the 15th year of King Soji’s reign (AD 493). The original name of the temple was Yugasa Temple, but Simjiwangsa rebuilt the temple under King Heungdeok (r. AD 826-836) and named it Donghwasa Temple, which means even during the winter season, the paulownia tree still blooms. The present temple was built in 1732.

Mt. Palgongsan Cable Car

Standing almost 1.2㎞ and bordering five different cities and districts of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. Palgongsan Cable Car runs a distance of 1.2㎞ from the base of Palgongsan Mountain to an elevation of 800m.