Daegu travel guide

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You're Going to Love Daegu

Daegu is one of Korea's biggest cities and hosts many festivals and concerts, as well as being a popular place for visitors due to its abundance of green parks, museums, and historic temples.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Daegu

1. Gatbawi

Many come from around Korea to see this Buddha statue as they believe that the deity is able to grant each visitor a single wish.

2. Gyeongsang-gamyeong Park

Take in the views of the city below at this city park, with trails for those interested in a bit of hiking around the mountain.

3. Palgongsan

This mountain is part of the Taebaek range and the top is easily reachable by cable car.

4. Daegu Opera House

This is the first and only theater created for the sole purpose of performing opera.

5. Donghwasa Temple

Explore this ancient Buddhist temple located on the south side of Palgongsan mountain.

Where to Eat in Daegu

Geumgok Samgyetang serves delicious fried chicken and other popular Korean dishes in the heart of downtown. Meal prices cost between ₩6,000-12,000.

When to visit Daegu

Daegu in June
Estimated hotel price
$31
1 night at 3-star hotel
Daegu in June
Estimated hotel price
$31
1 night at 3-star hotel

The best time to visit Daegu is between August and September, with cooler temperatures lending visitors the opportunity for more outdoor activities.

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How to Get to Daegu

Plane

The Daegu International Airport (TAE) is located just outside of the city center, with visitors taking local bus Palgong 1 or Express 1 to the city center.

Train

Dongdaegu Station is the second busiest train station in Korea, and offers daily express trains from Seoul; a 1.5-hour journey costs ₩38,400.

Car

Traffic from Korea's capital of Seoul to Daegu can prolong your journey time, but generally you can make the transfer in three hours on the Gyeongbu Expressway.

Bus

There are many buses from Seoul to Daegu making the journey in 3.5 hours and costing ₩39,000.

Airports near Daegu

Airlines serving Daegu

KLM
Good (3,808 reviews)
Delta
Good (30,765 reviews)
Air France
Good (4,367 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (3,959 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (4,647 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (4,991 reviews)
Asiana Airlines
Excellent (4,299 reviews)
Philippine Airlines
Good (3,128 reviews)
Hawaiian Airlines
Excellent (7,013 reviews)
China Airlines
Good (3,711 reviews)
Vietnam Airlines
Good (1,325 reviews)
FlexFlight
Excellent (4 reviews)
VietJet Air
Okay (246 reviews)
Philippines AirAsia
Okay (506 reviews)
Jeju Air
Good (31 reviews)
Jin Air
Good (157 reviews)
T'way Air
Good (31 reviews)
Air Busan
Good (65 reviews)
HK Express
Good (204 reviews)
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Where to stay in Daegu

Hotel Inter Burgo features both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, while Hotel Savoy has more eclectic room designs at cheaper prices.

Popular neighborhoods in Daegu

Dongseongno - this downtown business center holds the highest concentrations of banks, restaurants, and shopping opportunities.

Dalseo-gu - here you can find multiple amusement spots as well as Kyungpook National University.

Duryu Park - this neighborhood is comprised of a large fortress and several monuments within including Daegu Tower, Woobang Tower Land, and Kolon Bandstand.

Where to stay in popular areas of Daegu

Most booked hotels in Daegu

February Hotel Dongseongro
Excellent (8.4, 342 reviews)
$93+
Eldis Regent Hotel
Good (7.6, 321 reviews)
$73+
Inter-Burgo Exco Hotel
Good (7.3, 238 reviews)
$72+
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How to Get Around Daegu

Public Transportation

There is both a subway and many buses in Daegu, with routes covering every section of the city. A standard fare on each costs ₩1,100, which you can buy with a prepaid transportation card at the station kiosks.

Taxi

There are many yellow taxi cabs in Korea, with the fare starting at ₩3,000 and costing around ₩12,000 for a ride between downtown locations.

Car

Daily rental vehicles can be picked up at the bus station, airport, or several downtown locations. Prices start at ₩22,000.

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The Cost of Living in Daegu

Shopping Streets

Daegu Department Store has two branches downtown selling clothes, jewelry, and household items. For a more authentic shopping trip, browse Seomun Market for local handicrafts and souvenirs.

Groceries and Other

Costco and LotteMart are the two most popular spots to buy groceries. A dozen eggs costs ₩3,000.

Cheap meal
$5.55
A pair of jeans
$71.01
Single public transport ticket
$1.07
Cappuccino
$3.70
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