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Apsan Mountain Haeneomi Observatory (앞산 해넘이전망대)

Apsan Mountain Haeneomi Observatory (앞산 해넘이전망대)

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Daemyeong-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu

Apsan Mountain Haeneomi Observatory, where you can see the scenery of Daegu along with the sunset, is located in Apsan Ppallaeteo Park in Nam-gu. Incorporating the history and symbolism of Apsan Ppallaeteo Park, the observatory's design embodies laundry wring. The ramp leading to the observatory is perfect for walking as you can see the panoramic view of Apsan Mountain and the surrounding landscape.

Dinosaur Park (공룡공원)

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43, Yongdu 2-gil, Nam-gu, Daegu

At the Dinosaur Park, located in Gosangol of Apsan Mountain, Nam-gu, Daegu, you can see life-size dinosaur models such as Tyrannosaurus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Brachiosaurus. In addition, there is a photo zone with dinosaur eggs and baby dinosaurs where you can take pictures freely. Also, if you use the augmented reality app on your smartphone, you can see the dinosaur fossil creation process in a video for a more vivid dinosaur experience.

Hwawon Recreation Area (화원유원지)

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40-14 , Samunjin-ro 1-gil, Dalseong-gun, Daegu

Hwawon Recreation Area is a resting park for citizens in Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun, Daegu. It is a place where you can feel the nature in the city center and enjoy the scenery along the Nakdonggang River. It is a perfect place for families with children, as it has various attractions and amenities such as a zoo, an observatory, a lawn plaza, and a fountain.

Daegu Dalseong Park (대구 달성공원)

Daegu Dalseong Park (대구 달성공원)

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35, Dalseonggongwon-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu

Daegu Dalseong Park is the oldest and most intimate outdoor leisure place in Daegu. In the park, there is a grass plaza, cultural hall, zoo, and monument inscribed with the poem of the famous poet Lee Sanghwa.

The park was once a fortress location of Dalgubeol, a tribal country of the Three Kingdoms Era rooted in the area now known as Daegu. When the Sino-Japanese War broke out from 1894 to 1895, the land served as a Japanese military base. In 1905 (the 9th year of King Gojong of the Joseon dynasty) the park was created and in February 1965, the city of Daegu transformed the park into the well-organized leisure area loved by citizens and visitors today.

Jisan Recreation Area (지산유원지)

Jisan Recreation Area (지산유원지)

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35-1, Jiho-ro 164beon-gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju

Jisan Recreation Area reopened around December 2016, resuming monorail operation after 11 years. The unique rattle of a monorail running on one rail gives passengers a thrill. If you ride the monorail, you can see the panoramic view of Gwangju and the top of Mudeungsan Mountain at a glance. The monorail starts on the mountainside, 50 meters away from the end point of the lift, along the forest road, and runs to and from the top of the mountain in Jisan Recreation Area, where the octagonal pavilion is located. After reopening, it became popular among the younger generation through social media and word of mouth as a unique amusement facility where you can enjoy thrills on Mudeungsan Mountain in Gwangju.

Sejong National Arboretum (국립세종수목원)

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136, Sumogwon-ro, Sejong-si

The Sejong National Arboretum, which is about to open as the first urban arboretum in Korea, was built on an area of ​​65 ha adjacent to the Sejong Government Complex, where several government ministries are located. It is possible to see 2,834 species of 1.72 million plants (including 45,958 trees) under various themes such as the nation's largest four-season greenhouse, traditional Korean garden, Cheongryujiwon for study, and bonsai garden. It is another national arboretum established following the Baekdudaegan National Arboretum following the National Arboretum Expansion Plan for conserving and developing genetic tree resources by climate and vegetation zone.

Hwanbyeokdang Pavilion (환벽당)

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10, Hwanbyeokdang-gil, Buk-gu, Gwangju

Hwanbyeokdang Pavilion was built by Yeongcheonja Sinjam and was also called Byeokgandang, which is recorded in Go Gyeong-myeong's Yuseoseongnok. The building has a hipped-and-gabled roof with three bays in the front space and two bays in the inside space. It is a modified form in which the two rooms in the middle are used as rooms, and the front and right sides are floors. Originally, it was a traditional pavilion, but it seems to have changed to its current form as it was expanded later. A tablet written by Uam Song Si-yeol hangs here, and the poems of Seokcheon Im Eok-ryeong and Jo Ja-i are on a signboard. There are two poems written by Jeong Cheol about Hwanbyeokdang Pavilion, which are published in Songgangsokjip and Gwangjumokji. Jeong Cheol's 4th-generation descendant Jeong Su-hwan bought it from Kim Yun-je's descendants, and Yeon Il-jeong's family is currently managing it.

Chungjangsa Shrine (충장사)

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13, Songgang-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju

When you reach Baejae along the tourist road leading up to Wonhyosa Temple, you can see the well-maintained tomb and the magnificent building of Chungjangsa Shrine on the left. It was built in 1975 as a memorial to General Kim Deok-ryeong, born in Mudeungsan Mountain. In the precincts, there are the shrine, where Kim Deok-ryeong's portrait and command paper are enshrined; the east room and west room; Eullyun Monument and Commentary Monument, the relics hall; Chungyongmun Gate; and Ikomun Gate. In the relics hall, the clothes of 'General Kim Deok-ryeong,' designated as Important Folk Material, and the coffin excavated from the general's tomb, as well as his handwriting, are on display. On the hill behind the shrine is Kim Deok-ryeong's tomb and tombstone, as well as his family's tomb.

Yangnim-dong Penguin Village Craft Street (양림동 펭귄마을공예거리)

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20-13, Ogiwon-gil, Nam-gu, Gwangju

Yangnim-dong Penguin Village Craft Street is a narrow alleyway on which a penguin-shaped signpost is located behind the Yangrim-dong Community Center, where the village was transformed into an exhibition hall in the 70s and 80s. It was named because the elderly with uncomfortable knees walked like penguins. Villagers cleaned up empty houses that had been burnt down and left unattended in the past, brought discarded items, and began displaying them on the village walls. 'Let's be thankful for being alive at that time' was engraved on the village wall. It also has historical culture, such as the House of Choe Seunghyo, the House of Missionary Uilsa, and Owen Memorial Hall. The Penguin Jumak in the middle of the village has the residents' living quarters and small but necessary items. Various workshops, such as leather workshops, textile workshops, and carpentry workshops, are located on Craft Street, so you can purchase pretty crafts or experience upcycling crafts with a retro vibe in which the historical and the modern coexist. In addition, it operates experiential activities: an upcycling workshop program, including making pouches from waste banners and making artworks using waste materials, a Yes (art+garbage pick-up) tour course, and a one-day class.

Bangeojin Port (방어진항)

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2, Seongkkeut-gil, Dong-gu, Ulsan

Bangeojin Port, designated as a national fishing port in 1971, is Ulsan's representative fishing port, with a large site for a fisheries cooperative's commission and an auction house. Various fish species, such as yellowtail, cutlassfish, Spanish mackerel, and anchovies, are caught. You can purchase fresh seafood from a nearby fish market or sashimi restaurant and enjoy it immediately.
The promenade along the breakwater reaches Seuldo Lighthouse, an excellent photo spot, and the sea road leading to Bangeojin Port, Daewangam Park, Ulgi Lighthouse, and Ilsan Beach also boasts romantic scenery. Recently, to revitalize tourism resources, murals and floor designs for the northern breakwater, parking lots, etc., were developed, and a village museum, the Bangeojin Museum, was opened. It serves as a resting place for Ulsan citizens and provides many attractions for tourists.