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History Course

- Dalseong Park

Dalseong Park originated from an earthen mound fortress, "Dalseong" the oldest fort of this kind in Korea. Designated as Historical Site No. 62, the Dalseong Fortress was constructed in 261 A.D. Around the park visitors will come across a statue of Choi Je-u, a founder of Donghak (an Eastern Scholastic Religion boom in 1860) and the monument inscribed with a poem of nationalist poet, Lee Sang-hwa. Facilities and tourist attractions within the park include the Gwanpungnu Pavilion, a local history hall, and a zoo.

  • TEL: 82-53-554-7907
  • Time required: 60 min.
  • Admission: free
  • City bus: No. 156, 309, 400-1, 402(Seats-only Bus), 420, 425, 508(Seats-only Bus), 521


- Daegu National Museum

Opened in 1994, Daegu National Museum is composed of three exhibition halls and one event hall. The museum exhibits about 1,300 historical relics collected in the Yeongnam region. Folklore Hall exhibits replicas of traditional houses and other artifacts of Yeongnam that helps visitors better understand the region's architectural style, lifestyle, religion, etc.

  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (to 4 p.m. in winter)
    Closed on Mondays and New Year's Day (Jan. 1)
  • Time required: 60 min.
  • Admission: free for Students (age up to 18), 400 won Adults
  • City bus: No. 349, 414, 427, 449, suseong 1, circulation 3, 414-1, suseong 1-1


- Gyeongsang Gamyeong Park

Gyeongsang Gamyeong Park was the first site of Gyeongsang Gamyeong (Governor's office of the Gyeongsang Province), which was moved to this location 400 years ago. The site was reconstructed as a park with various facilities for preserving the historical location forever. Within the park, there are a former office building (Daegu Tangible Cultural Property No. 1), a former residence of the governor (Daegu Tangible Cultural Property No.2), and 27 Seonjeongbi monument inscribed with a poems that explain achievements of the old governors. Thanks to easy access and its downtown location in Daegu, this park is loved and frequented by many citizens.

  • TEL: 82-53-429-1569
  • Time required: 30 min.
  • Admission: free
  • City bus: No. 202-1, 303, 349, 401, 410, 503, 623
  • Subway: Get off at the Jungangno Station of the subway line No. 1.


- Gukchaebosang Memorial Park

This memorial park was built to retain the spirit of the National Debt Repayment Movement, an expressive national movement that originated from Daegu in 1907. In this park, visitors will find some monuments to the memories of local poets inscribed with their poems. They are well complemented by beautiful fountains, a bell pavilion, and other stone works attracting the attention of passers-by. The Ringing Ceremony of the Dalgubeol Grand Bell, which takes place at 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, offers yet another pleasing diversion to citizens.

  • TEL: 82-53-429-1454
  • Time required: 90 min. (60 min. for the bell ringing ceremony)
  • Admission: free
  • City bus: No. 309, 427, 939, 305, 323-1, 403, 425, 805
  • Subway: Get off at the Jungangno Station of the subway line No. 1.
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