Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Daegu Medicine Market Festival

Daegu Medicine Market festival
Amazing festival at Yangnyeongsi downtown, experience in full what this market has to offer like acupuncture, parades, cultural activities, concerts and more. This event is going on all week from May 4th (Wed) to May 8th (Sun) from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Some History for the market
Daegu's medicine street is a huge herbal medicine market focusing on the practice of oriental medicine that goes way back to the Joseon Dynasty. Back then this medicine market was the main hub for all things related to Oriental medicine, selling to countries all around the world, Chine, Russia, Japan to name a few.

Today Yangnyeongsi is still a hub for sellers, buyers and herb farmers with more than 50 stores and 25 clinics and over 20 Ginseng stores. Yangnyeongsi is also known to be the first wholesale medicine market in Korea.

Hope to see you there :)

Yangnyeongsi Festival
■ Dates: 2016.5.4~5.8 / 10:00am-8:00pm
■ Where: Yangnyeongsi Downtown
■ Ways to get there
-By bus
get to Yangnyeongsi stop
349, 401, 650, 518, 704, 106, 202-1, 410, 503, 730, 706, 303, (Fast)급행 2
-By train
get to Banwoldang station
Exit 16, 18.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Daegu Is Beautiful Tour - from 1 May until 14 May!

For a very short period there is an event going on in Daegu.  If you visit at least three of the destinations on the map and get the map stamped, you can turn in the maps for one of two prizes.  The maps can be turned in at either Dong Daegu Station Tourist Information Booth, Daegu Station Tourist Information Booth, or the Tourist Information Booth located outside Daegu Department Store near the stage downtown.

There are a total of sixteen locations for receiving the stamps needed.  In the image above I have highlighted three locations that may be the easiest to find while downtown. Because the Colorful Festival is happening this weekend, I thought these would be the closest.  They are: Hyangchon Cultural Center, Kim Kwang-Seok Road (Bangcheon Market), and Yangyeongsi Center ( Herbal Medicine Tourist Information Booth ).

The other three highlighted destinations are Apsan Cable Car, Eworld, and Suseong Lake ( at the booth near the Air Lounge).
After receiving at least three stamps take the maps to one of the three tourist information booths listed above and you may redeem them for packages of instant noodles or bottles of ice coffee.

Last year in August, some of the tourist booths ran out of stock on some items and had to request more supplies. This required a return trip.  So, get out and get your stamps, then turn them in for your prizes.  We will be out for the COLORFUL FESTIVAL and hope to see you there as well!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Daegu Colorful Festival 2016

Daegu Colorful Festival 2016

A huge festival will be held this Saturday and Sunday (May 7th & 8th).
Starting at Gukchaebosang Park (the park with the bell) all the way across Jungangro station, there will be 7,500 people from 140 teams coming together.
Five huge booth zones will occupy the area:

1)     Dances
2)     Musicals and Opera
3)     Magic Shows and Mimes
4)     Hands on Experiences
5)     Bands and so much more,

If you want to participate in the largest road chalk graffiti challenge be sure to make your mark! Don’t miss out on this Daegu experience!Come out to the city center this weekend!
The main parade is from 7:10 pm-10:00 pm on both days. Competing teams that have been practicing for a long time will be performing in the main parade, with prizes on the line, so you won’t be disappointed!

■ What: Colorful Festival
■ Times: 1:00pm-10:00 pm.
■ When: May 7th ~May 8th

Friday, April 29, 2016

Daegu Colorful Festival 2016 - Colorful Chalk Art

Daegu Colorful Festival 2016 - Colorful Chalk Art

When: 2016. 5. 7 (Sat) 1:00pm - 5:00pm

On-Site Registration:

1. Arrive at one of the coloring sections by 12:30
(See the numbers of the map above and choose a section among 1~14)
2. Register at a registration booth.
3. After registration, chalks and wet wipes will be given.   
4. Start coloring at 1:00pm in your section.

Colorful Daegu Festival Websites

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Daegu Dalgubeol Lantern Festival 2016

Daegu Dalgubeol Lantern Festival 2016

To celebrate Buddha's  Birthday lantern festivals are held in many cities in Korea during this season. Daegu also has held its own lantern festival every year in honor of Buddha’s birth.

Sky Lantern Flying 
When: April 30 (Sat) 7:00pm @Duryu baseball park (in Duryu Park)
*The registration of lantern flying is closed. Only entrance is available.

Lantern Parade
When: April 30 (Sat) 8:00pm~11:00pm
Parade Route:
Duryu Baseball Park - Duryu Junction - Bangogae Junction - Shinnam Junction - Gyesan five way intersection - Banwoldang Junction

■ Official Website: (KOREAN)
■ Photos: Dalgubeol Lantern Festival website