As the fourth-largest city in Korea, finding information online about what this centrally situated metropolis has to offer travelers can be surprisingly difficult. However, here is a list of things and places to visit in Daegu. And while Daegu may seem like a boring place to visit on the surface, this city actually has a lot going for it. But don’t skip its best attractions and bucket list-worthy activities if you find yourself visiting.
Apsan Park gives visitors the best view of Daegu from the bird’s eye. You can hike to the top, a very steep hike that takes about 30-45 minutes, or take the 10,500 won Apsan cable car per person. I recommend visiting just before sunset so that you get the best views of the city during the day, sunset, and nighttime!
E-World amusement park
E-World is a famous Daegu amusement park that has fun rides in fair style and oh-so-Korean pictures! If you don’t like the rides and amusement park scene, at least check out the E-World 83 Tower and climb over Daegu to the top for another fantastic viewpoint!Admission to the tower alone will cost you about 10,000 won, while unrestricted entry to the amusement park for the day is 33,000 won for adults, including the tower.
Suseong Lake is a fun place to enjoy a good meal and take a stroll along the beautiful lake, located about a 20 minute public transport ride from Daegu city center. You can rent paddle boats throughout the day and take a cruise along the waterfront.The lake is lit up at night with a music performance and a fountain show. It’s a touristy area of Daegu, so the prices reflect that, but walking around and getting a bite to eat is worth it.
Mabijeong Mural Village
To see Korea’s more traditional and rural side, travel to Mabijeong Mural Village, located about an hour from downtown Daegu by public transport. The village is a farming community that has been revamped to bring in tourists with vibrant paintings and murals. In fact, current estimates say that this village is visited by well over 2,000 people every week to glimpse a more conventional period.