Daegu, South Korea, the city of delicious apples and melons

Not as busy as Seoul, Busan, and Incheon, the city of Daegu has a more laid back atmosphere brought about by a large student population. It is also where you will be able to taste the juiciest and sweetest apples and melons in South Korea.

The fourth largest city in South Korea, Daegu was one of the cities where four matches were played during the 2002 FIFA World Cup. It also played host to the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, 22nd World Energy Congress in 2013, and the  2003 Summer Universiade. It is a city of more than 2.4 million people and covers a total area of 341.35 square miles. Once a hotbed of unrest, the city was where Samsung was founded, and is a major hub of the textile, machinery and metals industries.  It is also the home of three American bases, namely: Camp Walker, Camp George, and Camp Henry. You can take the train, bus or car from Seoul which is about four hours away, or the plane via the Daegu Airport which is located 4.6 kilometers from the city. The airport is served by Korean Airlines, Asiana, Jeju Air, and Tway Airlines.

If you are yearning for a relaxing vacation in South Korea, you must head to Daegu. You can take your time enjoying its numerous attractions including the DTC Textile Museum, Bongsan Culture Street, Dongje Art Museum, E-World, Daegu National Museum, Exco, 83 Tower, Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine, Daegu Art Museum, Apsan Park, and Donghwasa. It is also a great place to shop for textiles and clothing, and the best places to shop are at the   Jungang and Daeshin Underground Arcades. If you are interested to buy oriental medicine, the Yakjeon Herbal Medicine Market is place to go. For your apple cravings, visit the Pyeonggwang-dong Apple Village where you can bite into the juiciest, crispiest, and sweetest apples in South Korea.

If you are planning a trip to South Korea, do  include the city of Daegu in your itinerary. For more details, consult your travel agent.

 

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