Daegu is a city of living legacy and charm embracing 3,000 years of history. Nestled within wooded mountains and the Gumhogang river flowing around it, Daegu is an ideal place to convene and relax. The IESO participants are assured of a warm welcome and a comfortable stay in Daegu, a city with many historic legacies registered as the World Heritage sites by UNESCO.
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Opened in April 2001, EXCO, already a state of the art convention and exhibition facility, is entering a phase of extensive expansion that was completed in 2011. By then EXCO will comprise 24,000-square meter-exhibition space, convention hall with 4,000 seats, auditorium with 1,600 seats and 34 conference rooms.
Strategically located at the center of Daegu Distribution Complex, EXCO provides an easy access to the Daegu International Airport, Kyungbu and Daegu railroads, the main highways and express train station.
Modern Culture Alley is the place where visitors can experience both modern times and present day of Daegu. There are many historical spots of Daegu so it is more meaningful.
Modern Culture Alley composed with five different courses and each course has its concept. Each course normally takes about 2 hours.
On the website you can apply a tour guide service for free.
The Daegu Tower (height 202m) is located on European style theme park inside Duryu Park. It is a tourist attraction where you can look over the whole city of Daegu. The traditional architectural beauty of the tower has been reproduced and its Dabotop pagoda shape has been recreated. The west part of Daegu Tower has Duryusan, Seongdangmot and Daegu Culture and Arts Center where the tourists could enjoy various performances, exhibitions and events.
Seomun Market is the biggest market in Daegu and the market boasts a long history and a deep-rooted tradition. Recently, Seomun Market opened a night market and now it became one of Daegu’s major public and tourist destinations, the market offers a wide range of merchandise and street food and serves as a venue for various public performances and art exhibitions.
Seomun Night Market opens every night from 19:30 to 24:00 (or until 24:30 on Friday and Saturday nights).
Suseong Lake is the best ecotourism place with a nice path including a wooden boardwalk, allowing for visitors to take a relaxing stroll around the lake or join in a pedalo. Surrounding lights give the lake a warm, comfortable feelings.
Also, the installed visual music fountain provides nighttime performances twice a day from May to October and it provides unique attractions.
It is the famous mountain popular with both of Daegu citizens and visitors from other areas. Palgongsan is a beautiful mountain every 4 seasons so it is good place for hiking and driving anytime.
There is famous buddha named Gatbawi and it has a nationwide reputation as a relief and faithful place where one wishes can be heard when praying to Gatbawi Buddha.
There is a unique building at the point where the Nakdonggang river and Kumhogang rivers meet. It is also called as the Four Rivers Cultural Center and it is a different exhibition space as a building and an artwork. The ARC is designed by Hani Rashid, who has won a prestigious award for world-class architectural design. It is also a good place to ride a bicycle and it became the rising sightseeing spot because of its beautiful night view.