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 congress 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. For more information about Daegu, please click. here

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Traffic Information


All Daegu City Buses utilize CNG(Compressed Natural Gas) to minimize pollution.

  • Bus fare 1,400KRW in cash / 1,250KRW using T-money
  • Rapid Express 1,800KRW in cash / 1,650 using T-money

Daegu City Bus Route and Services Information System

  • Provides information of the current bus location and the destination by each bus stop via mobile (Daegu Bus) and internet
  • All bus stops have a kiosk informing passengers of estimated time of arrival.
  • Provides estimated time of arrival to the major route points on the LED display board mounted on each bus.
  • Information on major stops is provided in English.

Daegu Metro uses the RF token as a ticket. Place the token on the reader for boarding and insert the token into the hole for exit. Daegu Metro has 3 lines and all lines provide English information services. Daegu Metro line #3 boasts the longest monorail span in the world and is also the longest unmanned-operated monorail in the world. Daegu Metro line #3 is one of the two landmarks of Daegu along with Daegu Tower

  • Starting fare 1,400KRW in cash / 1,250KRW using T-money

Korean taxis charge fare based on time and distance travelled (combined). All taxis in Korea accept cards.

  • Starting fare 3,300KRW
  • Overnight starting fare (24:00~04:00) : 3,960KRW
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Convenience stores (CU / GS / 7-eleven) sell ‘T-money’ cards. You may provide your date of birth information and charge T-money for use. Cards range in cost from 2,500KRW to 5,000KRW and the charging fee is not included.

Major tourist attractions

Modern Culture Alley
Modern Culture Alley

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.

Daegu Tower(83 Tower)
Daegu Tower (83 Tower)

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
Seomun Market

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
Suseong Lake

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.

Gangjeong Goryeongbo Weir(The ARC)
Gangjeong Goryeongbo Weir (The ARC)

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.