Daegu Coronavirus outbreak with COVIC-19 Covid-19

Daegu
Daegu
Daegu
Daegu

For some reason the city of Daegu (alternative spelling Taegu) has opted to describe itself as ‘colorful Daegu’. The city is in fact located in South Eastern Korea, 50 miles from the coast set among a wide flat valley, close to the Geumho River and the mainstream of the Nakdong River situated in Gyeongsang-do.

For some reason the city of Daegu (alternative spelling Taegu) has opted to describe itself as ‘colorful Daegu’. The city is in fact located in South Eastern Korea, 50 miles from the coast set among a wide flat valley, close to the Geumho River and the mainstream of the Nakdong River situated in Gyeongsang-do.

Officially titled the Daegu Metropolitan City, it is recognized as being the fourth largest city in the country following behind Seoul, Busan, and Incheon. Daegu has a population of more than 2.5 million inhabitants dwelling in a climate which ranges from being hot and humid generally, interspersed with a summer rainy season and cold wintry weather.

Daegu is the capital city of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Province with two regions being referred to as Daegu-Gyeonbuk with a combined population of about 5 million.

The city comprises two discreet governments, the Daegu Metropolitan Government located in Jung District and the Gyeonbuk Provincial Government situated in Buk District. The complex provides for eight separate districts with the leaders being elected into office every four years by the citizenry.

Daegu is a major manufacturing region involved in the production of textiles, machinery, and metals supporting the regional economy, with the local GDP in recent times being as high as almost $45,400 million, and probably accounting for a large proportion of South Korean’s trade with the rest of the world.

Getting around Daegu

Daegu Airport is located in the East part of the city and is shared with the Korean Air force which uses the facility as a military base. International travelers will need to use the airport at Incheon for entry since the Daegu airport caters only for Asian travel to places like China, the Philippines, and Thgailand with internal flights to Seoul.

Train services are available from either of the two Daegu rail stations with Dongdaegu being the largest, and providing transport to Seoul, Busan, and Daejeon via the KTX rail service.Journey times are typically 1hr 40min to Seoul and about 2.5 hrs to Busan.

The smaller station is located at Dongsungro in the city center and provides a more local rail service to immediate surrounding areas. The area provides a shopping complex also including a large Lotte Mart and is easily accessed by a brief 10 minute walk from Daegu’s downtown area.

Intercity buses provide a comfortable way of traveling with their spacious three seats in a row, and offer a great way of traveling to other Korean cities, with Seoul being only a 4 hour journey.

Getting around Daegu is best done by using the Subway. The city has two lines which interconnect at the Banwoldang Junction. The subway usually operates between 5.30am-11.30pm with the convenience of all stops being announced in both Korean and English.

Taxis are another alternative and are inexpensive to ride, just jump in and give the name of the nearest point you want to travel to, and the cab will get you there. Tour buses are a good way of seeing the sights with the Daegu City Bus Tour providing an excellent way to see the city.

Things to do and Sightseeing in Daegu

Daegu
Daegu

Palgongsan Mountain is a popular attraction, located in the Northeast of Daegu, about 20Km from the city. It stands almost 1,200 meters above sea level with its central peak Birobong having the company of two other peaks, Dongbong and Seobong. There are many statues of Buddha scattered around, as well as interesting Pagodas set in the rock face.

Many hiking trails are available for you to exercise while visiting such places as the Donghwasa Temple the Pagyesa Temple, or the Eunhaesa Temple. And there are a number of parks to be visited including the Bongmu Report Park, located between Daegu Airport, and the Polgongsan Mt. which offers playgrounds and many outdoor sports facilities which you can try.

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