Daegu Modern Cultural Heritage is the theme behind the alley tour.
Most expatriates in Korea have probably been to most of the famous tour sites in Korea. Now, it’s time to discover the real hidden treasures of Korea. Daegu Modern Cultural Heritage is an alley tour that walks through the main historical sites of how Daegu and Korea has evolved the way you see it today. This tour is a bit more “Korean,” yet, less traditional. It focuses on the life and changes that people went through as the Korean War ended. It was a new era for Korea. After the Korean War, Korea went through many obstacles such as restoring government, practicing and understanding democracy and freedom while accepting new cultures and religion. All of this can be seen through the alley tour. It would give a true understanding to what freedom and democracy meant to the people at that time.
As most of us know, freedom is not free. This was not an exception for Korea. Daegu was one of the first areas that resisted to the military and government to earn certain rights and freedom. It was also the birthplace of Samsung. Now, a world renowned company, Samsung first started in Daegu; hence, Samsung Lions the baseball team. It also has a one of the bigger Catholic communities. Daegu was the place of enlightenment for poets and artists, religious leaders, and other political leaders. The city is still alive and a “breathing” modern history. Take the opportunity to see and feel for yourself.
So, what does this tour entail? There are 5 different courses that can be chosen. There will be an English-speaking guide available if there are six or more people in your group. The maximum number of people that can be in one tour group is 15. For groups with five or less, there will be a 30,000 won tour guide fee. Otherwise, the whole tour is free.
Course 1: Course 1 is 3.25km long and takes about 2 hours 30 minutes. The tour starts at Gyeongsang Gamyeong Park and ends at Dalseong Park.
Gyeongsang Gamyeong Park ⇒ Hyangchon-dong ⇒ Daegu Station ⇒ Jongno Elementary School ⇒ Dalseomun gate ⇒ Textile Center ⇒ Motorcycle Alley ⇒ Samseong Sanghoi ⇒ Dalseong Park
Course 2: This cours is 1.64km long and take about 2 hours. The tour starts at Dongsan Missionary Houses and ends at Daegu Chinese Residents Association Building.
Dongsan Missionary Houses ⇒ 3.1 Independence Movement Road ⇒ Gyesan Cathedral ⇒ Old Residence of Sanghwa Lee ⇒ Old Residence of Sangdon Seo ⇒ Mulberry Tree Alley ⇒ Eco Oriental Medicine Well Being Experience Center ⇒ Jeil Church ⇒ Yangnyeongsi Oriental Medicine Culture Center ⇒ Yeungnam Road ⇒ Jongro ⇒ Jin Alley ⇒ Daegu Chinese Residents Association Building
Course 3: This course is about 2.65km long and takes about 2 hours. It starts at Jewelry Town and ends at Seomun Market. It is probably sites you have seen on a daily basis while roaming the streets of downtown Daegu. But it would give new insights on what these streets used to be.
Jewelry Town ⇒ Gyodong Market ⇒ Dongsungro ⇒ Namsungro ⇒ Seomun Market
Course 4: This course is the longest course. It is 4.95km and lasts almost 3 hours. The tour starts at Memorial Park of National Debt Remuneration Movement and ends at Geondeulbawi Rock.
Memorial Park of National Debt Remuneration Movement ⇒ Gwaneumsa Temple ⇒Samduk Cultural Alley ⇒ Daegu Foundation of Culture ⇒ Bongsan Cultural Street ⇒ Daegu Confucian School ⇒ Geondeulbawi Rock
Course 5: This course is one of the shorter courses. It is 2.12km long and takes 1 hour 40 minutes. The starting point is Banwoldang and ends at Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres.
Banwoldang ⇒ Bohyeonsa Temple ⇒ Gwandeokjeon Martyrdom Memorial Hall ⇒ Namsan Church ⇒ St. Justino Seminary ⇒ St. Mary’s Shrine ⇒ Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres
Host: Jung-gu Daegu
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