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Daegu, City of Green Energy

Located in a basin surrounded by mountains in the southeastern area of the Korean Peninsula, Daegu is very famous for its hot summer weather. In order to compensate for the torrid climate, the city government planted a lot of trees alongside the roads, restored local rivers, and built parks and fountains all around the downtown area, creating a more pleasant and environmentally-friendly atmosphere in the city. Also, there are many old alleys and cultural heritages remaining between the well-managed urban parks and modern buildings, so visitors will find plenty of areas of interest during their strolls around the city. In particular, the Modern Alley Tour course includes the first two-story Western-style house built in Daegu, the former residences of wealthy persons, and the birthplace of Samsung Group. Daegu is also renowned for its textile and fashion industry, medical tourism, and traditional oriental medicine. The city has played a leading role in the Korean textile industry since the 1960s, while the medicinal herb market, Yangnyeongsi, has more than 350 years of history and still opens on a regular basis today.

  • Medicinal Herbs
  • Daegu modern street
  • City Landscape


  • - Longitude 35.8° N
  • - Latitude 128.6° E
  • - Timezone GMT +9
  • - Venue capacity
    Up to 1,600 Participants
  • - Accommodation capacity
    5,769 rooms
  • - International Airport
    Incheon Int'l Airport
    Daegu Int'l Airport (China, Taiwan)


  • Population


  • Area

    884.86 ㎢

  • Getting there

    From Seoul : 50 minutes by air, 90 minutes by Korea Train Express(KTX), and
    4hours by bus.

  • Local Food

    · Jjimgalbi (steamed short-rib dish)

    · Bogeo (fuku) bulgogi (grilled marinated beef)

    · Grilled Gopchang (broiled beef[pork] intestines)

  • Remarks

    · Host of the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011

    · Oriental medicine market in Daegu Yangnyeongsi with 355-year history

    · Modern alley tour showing modern cultural heritage and traditional housings


This table shows annual temperature of DAEGU as Centigrade and Fahrenheit
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Centigrade (℃) 0.6 2.9 7.8 14.3 19.1 22.8 25.8 26.4 21.7 15.9 9.0 2.9
Fahrenheit (℉) 33.08 37.22 46.04 57.74 66.38 73.04 78.44 79.52 71.06 60.62 48.2 37.22

※ For weather information : http://web.kma.go.kr/eng/index.jsp


  • A rainbow of diversity

    Daegu, a big city with mountainous vibe, the odd combination of nature and modernity offers plenty to do for its visitors including hiking, visits to temples or historical sites and or walk through the popular streets with different themes.

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    A rainbow of diversity

  • History meets moderntity

    Walking along the streets of downtown Daegu, one will be charmed by mix of architecture where history borders modernity. Some of the major architectural landmarks of the downtown area are the missionary's residence and the Gyesan Cathedral, both built in the early 1900s. The street of the March 1st Independence Movement (Manse movement) and the residences of resistance poet Lee Sang-hwa and independence activist Seo Sang-don are also located in this area.

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    History meets moderntity

  • Ever green

    Daegu is blessed with many nature parks varying in sizes. Each park has its own unique charm: some hold cultural assets and have much historical significance, while others feature various performances or cultural and sports facilities.

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    Ever green

  • Roaming through the streets

    There are several different themed streets great for exploring the city. The most popular streets are Dongseongno, Bongsan Culture Street, and the Yangnyeongsi Street (flanked by Oriental medicine stores). Visitors will see streets lined with colorful displays of motorcycles, tools, sewing machines, and socks, products which are representative of key industries of Daegu.

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    Roaming through the streets

  • Numb your toungu

    Unlike other regions, many dishes in Daegu are seasoned using lots of hot red peppers and garlic. Its bold taste is said to be so spicy that it will numb your tongue. There are several dishes that are a must try: jjimgalbi(steamed short-rib dish), Bogeo (fuku) bulgogi, Napjak mandu (Flat dumplings) and Gopchang and makchang, which are edible parts of a cow's stomach that are grilled on charcoal briquettes.

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    Numb your toungue