Weblog South Korea
Korean Gift Shopping
Stories: English and Dutch
Newspapers on Korea
Country info/other Cities
South Korea Calling card
Weather in South Korea
Korean Migratory Birds
City information Seoul
Restaurant reviews Korea
Pictures South Korea
Pictures North Korea
More Korea links
Zofona internet radio
Zofona > Zofona Seoul > Country info/other Cities > Daegu City
The City of Daegu welcomes the world
Daegu tourist information center
The City of Daegu is located in the South East of the Korean Peninsula.
Dimensions : 885.70 km2
Population : 2.540.647 people (estimation 2000)
Climate : Annual average temperature (degrees celsius): 13.7
Average annual rainfall: 1027 mm
Daegu is surrounded by several famous mountains. In the North Mt. Palgongsan, to the South Mt. Daedeoksan and Biseulsan, there are some low mountains located to the west and east. The Sincheon River runs through the central area of the City. In the northern area of Daegu, the Geumhogang River flows from east to west and joins the Nakdonggang River. The Nakdonggang river is the longest river in South Korea.
Because Daegu is surrounded by high mountains in the North and South it often gets very cold in the winter and hot and sticky in the summer. Daegu is famous because of these hot summers. The heavy rain season is between the summer months of June and September. The hottest period is July through August, January is the coldest month.
Things to see
Yugasa Temple, located in the valley of Mt. Biseulsan, was founded by a Buddhist teacher Doseongguksa in 827 AD. There are a lot of folk tales related to Doseongguksa in Mt. Biseulsan. Various rock cliffs surround the temple like a screen.
Three-story Pagoda in Yongyeonsa Temple
This stone pagoda stands in front of Geungnakjeon Hall, located in Yongyeonsa Temple. This pagoda is presumed to be one of the Goryeo Dynasty style.
Address: 882 Bansong-ri, Okpo-myeon, Dalseong-gun
Bullo-dong Ancient Tomb Park
A total of 211 ancient tombs give visitors an impression of the burial culture during the three Kingdoms are. The tombs are believed to be the tombs of those who ruled the area. These tombs are well preserved. One of our guests visited a similar place like this, it is nice but after 10 minutes you have seen it.
Address : 335 Bullo-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu
Telephone : 053-984-3506