The Heart of Korea's Southeast

Daegu is situated in the heart of the southeastern Gyeongsang region and, with a population of nearly 2.5 million people, is the fourth largest city in Korea. The city has a long history dating all the way back to 1601 when it was designated the capital of the Gyeongsang-do province, becoming the region’s economic hub, which it continues to be to this day. In the 1960’s, Daegu experienced a boom in manufacturing, mostly in the textile and machinery industries, which despite experiencing a decline in recent years still carries a strong legacy in the city. Daegu also has a reputation as the stronghold of Korea’s conservative political parties, but despite the conservative attitudes of the city’s older generation, the city has a flourishing art and music scene that’s strengthened by its proximity to other major cities such as Busan and Ulsan.

 

The most iconic landmark in Daegu is the 83 Tower, situated on the top of Duryu Park in the heart of the city, which provides an incredible 360-degree panoramic view of the city from its observation deck. The tower provides an incredible backdrop to Daegu’s annual Chimac Festival, a festival dedicated solely to the consumption of fried chicken and beer that takes place every July in Duryu Park and features tons of performances by famous Korean music artists. The city is also home to two professional sports teams: the Daegu Lions baseball team, who play in the beautiful, ultra-modern Daegu Samsung Lions Park, and the Daegu FC soccer team.

 

There’s also plenty of traditional culture to explore in Daegu. The city is home to Yangnyeongsi Market, the largest oriental medicine market in the country, Seomun Market, which is one of Korea’s oldest markets, dating back to the Joseon Dynasty, and the Buddhist Temple of Donghwasa, which dates back all the way to the year 493 CE. There are also quite a few mountains surrounding Daegu, such as Palgongsan and Apsan Park, that are great to hike and catch an incredible view overlooking the city below. After a long day touring the city, be sure to fill your empty stomach with two of Daegu’s most famous foods, Makchang, large grilled beef intestines, and Maeun Galbijjim, a stew of spicy braised beef ribs.

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Boryeong Mud Festival 2019

Boryeong Mud Festival

      The famous Boryeong Mud Festival 2019 returns   The Boryeong Mud Festival is the hottest global event where you can forget about your stressful adult life, frolic in the mud and spend a carefree weekend with your friends, lover or family. Or you can come solo, and later leave the festival with new friends! Chill in the mineral rich mud baths and chase the summer heat away.   Date: 07.19 (Fri) ~ 07.28 (Sun) Location: Chungcheongnam-do, Boryeong-si     This year, we have brought you some interesting changes to our events and programs: For Instance,   For the first-time, we are introducing night-time mud activities, admissions and experiences We are planning to bring a line-up of K-Pop artists, and idol groups, on a biggest scale. There will be several fireworks festivals at Daecheon beach prior to the opening of the Boryung Mud Festival A global food fair to provide diverse, multi-cultural food to foreigners visiting our festival Newly themed mud events and activities - based on games     The Boryeong Mud Festival has received numerous awards over the years, including more than ten consecutive Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals and Events Association,  recognition as one of Korea’s representative festivals by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism, and coverage from major international news outlets such as CNN, BBC, the New York Times, and CCTV.   We will always continue to promote Boryeong as Korea's representative tourist attraction and the Mud Festival as Korea's representative event to the international community.     Keep an eye out on our site as we will be constantly updating our profile to continuously add events and programs!

Jul 19, 2019 ~ Jul 28, 2019

Seasonal Event: Spring Festival

Lotte World Adventure

Seasonal Event: Spring Festival (Mar 9 ~ Jun 23) Check out the newly Spring themed Lotte World, featuring cherry blossoms, fantasy parades and 90's themed photozones and costume rentals Seasonal Attractions Seasonal Events   Lotte World Adventure 1F Lotte World Adventure has been transformed to a park full of cherry blossoms! Immerse yourself with the beauty of pink and white cherry blossoms and enjoy Lotte World's attractions Photo-Shoot Studio Adventure, Amazing Art Studio 4F Another theme for the Lotte World Spring Festival is "Back to the 90s", featuring 90's style Korean fashion, buildings and attractions. Don't miss out to take photos with your friends or lover in this studio Pixie Magic Salon Costume Rental Store Adventure, Pixie Magic B1 A Korean tradition when coming to Lotte World is wearing similar looking school uniforms. In this store, you will get to experience the fashion of the 90's. Women will also be able to get make-up and styling service!     Fantasy Mask Parade  Everyday, Adventure Parade Course 1F Hundreds of actors and actresses will appear wearing various character, flower and fantasy masks! Mysterious Mask Wonderland 3:30 pm / 6:30 pm, Adventure Garden Stage 1F Themed from Wizard of Oz, and featuring characters from your favorite fairy tales (such as Pinochio), watch this amazing performance and dance Fun Fun Elise 5:30 pm, Adventure Parade Course 1F Themed from Alice in Wonderland and the mysterious friends, enjoy watching your favorite fairy tale come to life and appear right infront of you  

Mar 9, 2019 ~ Jun 23, 2019