Daegu skyline in the fall

South Korea owns many famous tourist attractions in Asia, the land of kimchi has the typical beauty of poetic natural landscapes or ancient architectural works with traditional cultural beauty. Referring to Korean tourism, visitors often think of famous landmarks such as Seoul, Busan, Jeju Island or Nami, and more. However, not many people know that Daegu will offer you exhilarating moments with an abundance of things that you should not miss. So, where to visit and where to go in Daegu? Let’s check out our top rated 11+ top, must-see, go and best places to visit in Daegu, South Korea as follows!

Gyeongsang-Gamyeong Park in Daegu | where to go in daegu
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Bustling markets in Daegu

Situated in the Southeast of South Korea, Daegu has many impressive natural landscapes. A place with temples and cultural works dating back thousands of years is included. In addition, this place is usually organized events and festivals with bold cultural identities, which visitors eager to experience once.

Daegu in springtime
Lantern Festival in Daegu | where to go in daegu

How to know where are the best places you must visit, a journey to impressive landmarks around the beautiful city of Daegu with us!

Palgongsan Mountain (#where to go in daegu)

Address: 229, Gatbawi-Ro, Dong-Gu, Daegu, South Korea

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Palgongsan Mountain, one of the larger mountains in the Taebaek mountain range, is the first Daegu tourist destination to offer. Located 20 kilometers northeast of downtown Daegu, where the Nakdonggang River and Geumhogang River meet. The mountain has three peaks in a row, including Birobong Peak in the center and Dongbong (aka Mitabong, 1,155 meters) and Seobong (aka Samseongbong, 1,150 meters) on each side.

Go up to the mountain top by taking a cable car to see The foliage view of the fall at Palgong Mountain, one of the major mountains in Daegu, South Korea | where to go in daegu
Hiking to the mountain top for tourists who prefer adventure | where to go in daegu

You can choose the cable car or the trail for walking and hiking to reach the peaks. The Birobong peak is likened to a spiritual land by possessing many pagodas, Buddha cliffs, and Buddha statues. You may visit renowned temples such as Dorimsa, Buinsa, Donghwasa, Pagyesa, and more or the famous sacred statue of the Medicine Buddha sits in “Gatbawi” for over a thousand years.

The Gatbawi, the stone Buddha at the top of the peak, which is located at an altitude of 850m, is for those participating in the prayer | where to go in daegu
From the top of Palgongsan mountain to gaze an overall view
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At this entrance, there is also a restaurant. the price is not very high It’s a Korean dish that’s easy to eat and delicious | where to go in daegu

Visit Palgongsan Mountain, you will have an interesting picnic, and enjoy a peaceful relaxing space. In particular, in the autumn, when the mountain is surprisingly beautiful, the golden leaf-lined roads here at the foot of the mountain are a check-in point that any Korean tourist wants to visit once.

Donghwasa Temple

Address: Gongsan-dong, Daegu, South Korea

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Donghwasa is located on the south side of Palgongsan Mountain about 22km northeast of Daegu. It was Monk Geukdal in the 15th year of King Soji’s reign in 493 AD. This is a spiritual tourist destination attracting thousands of domestic and foreign tourists.

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With an ancient beauty, Donghwasa temple exudes solemnity and tranquility | where to go in daegu

Not only possessing a unique architectural space and vividly sculpted statues. The highlight of the statue of Unified Medicine Buddha at a height of over 17m, and a rich natural landscape. Creating a beauty that blends with nature, brings a sense of lightness and peace to visitors when visiting here. Many tourists choose Donghwasa Temple as a place to meditate and participate in extremely interesting Taoist training programs.

Woobang Tower (Daegu 83 Tower)

Address: 200 Duryugongwon-Ro, Duryu-dong, Dalseo-Gu, Daegu, South Korea

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Considered a symbol of the city, Woobang Tower is the highest tower in Asia (202 meters high, 312 meters in altitude), which is a check-in place in Daegu for your preferred destination.

The scenery around the tower is very lyrical, with a variety of flowers blooming around the waterfall. Each season here brings color and has different entertainment activities. People enjoy a snow sleigh in the winter. During the spring, visitors can observe the flower festival in the gardens. In the summer and fall, the park offers many performances, concerts, and exhibitions.

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Around the tower base, it has a sky lounge cocktail bar and a luxury restaurant, giving diners a panoramic view of the entire city. Other restaurants include a cafeteria, Korean restaurant, and Western-style barbecue, you shall enjoy delicious dishes or a few glasses of fragrant wine.

The Tower Skyway (cable car) travels across the entire park to conquer the tower included, allowing visitors to get a bird’s eye view of all the park’s rides and shows as well as the full view of the beautiful city of Daegu.

Apsan Park (#where to go in daegu)

Address: 574-87, Apsansunhwan-Ro, Nam-Gu, Daegu, South Korea

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Located in the valley at the foot of Apsan Mountain, Apsan Park is the largest park in Daegu. This place attracts a large number of tourists and locals to visit every day. Straight rows of green trees create a fresh and romantic space at this park. Especially in spring and autumn, when the flowers bloom to bring vibrant color to the park. Many young people choose this place to have beautiful check-in photo frames and gather with friends.

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Take a cable car to the observatory for a panoramic view of Daegu | best places to visit in daegu
Apsan Observatory is a work of architecture that harmoniously brings together the city with nature and combines the past and future of Daegu | best places to visit in daegu
Urban Fare, one of the numerous cafes on Apsan Mountain Café Streets of Daegu with pretty exteriors can be found throughout the entire street, which is only 10-15 minutes away on foot from the Hyeonchungro Station | best places to visit in daegu

To reach the top of the mountain, you can choose to hike along the big rock path or take the cable car to reach the top more easily. If you are a fan of discovery and adventure, then hiking will bring you more exciting experiences.

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Yangnyeongsi Market (#best places to visit in daegu)

Address: 49 Dalgubeol-Daero 415-Gil, Junggo, Daegu, South Korea

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With over 360 years of history in supplying several countries with oriental medicine ingredients, Daegu Yangnyeongsi has been long established as a hub for ingredient distribution of rare herbal medicine. You will easily come across herbal products, with a variety of varieties sold in the Yangnyeongsi market such as ginseng, Ssanghwacha, precious medicinal tree bark, medicinal herbs such as snake skin, turtle, etc.

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Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine | best places to visit in daegu
Visitors experience herbal foot bath

Many visitors come to the area near Yangnyeongsi market, to experience a foot bath at herbal foot bath at the Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine. This is a great opportunity to relax and improve health, and visitors also have the opportunity to learn more about the local traditional culture.

Seomun Market

Address: 45 Keunjang-Ro 26-Gil, Daesin-dong, Jung-gu Daegu, South Korea

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Seomun Market (formerly known as Daegu-Keun Market) of Daegu is steeped in history. Up to now, this is still a place to trade and shop for the specialties of kimchi.

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Locals prefer eating Kalguksu noodles and Mandu dumplings together
Nabjak Mandu | best places to visit in daegu

The highlight of the Seomun market is the delicacies and traditional cuisine. Visitors can enjoy many typical delicacies, especially its most sought-after specialties such as Kalguksu (knife-cut noodles) and Nabjak Mandu (flat dumplings), with distinct and impressive flavors. It will make it easy to find your favorite food from the stall arrangement in each area.

Otgol Village (#must-visit places in daegu)

Address: 195-5, Otgol-Ro, Haean-dong, Dong-Gu, Daegu, South Korea

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A Daegu tourist destination imbued with traditional Korean culture that you should not miss is Otgol village. Separated from the bustling city, Otgol village brings a peaceful and quiet space.

It is a rural traditional theme village where you can experience the Korean traditional houses

Here, an impressive scenery of 20 Hanok houses (traditional houses), which were owned by the Gyeongju Choi family, is over 400 years of history. Although it has been remodeled many times, the houses almost keep the ancient and pristine features of ancient Korean culture.

Traditional Hanok houses were located along the dirt roads lined with old-fashioned stone and dirt walls

The large tree that greets you at the entrance is a 400-year-old Zelkova

In addition, this natural scenery also makes all visitors fall in love, especially in spring, when the village is filled with apricot blossoms, peach blossoms, and forsythia flowers, which create a poetic and charming space.

Duryu Park

Address: 154, Seongdang-dong, Dalseo-Gu, Daegu, South Korea

Being a large green area of the city covered with more than 133 species of trees and plants within the lush green landscape, there is a lake with a bridge crossing in the center. A romantic setting is created for couples who often choose as a place to keep memories together. In Duryu, you can see an impressive view of the whole city from the Daegu Tower. You shall participate in extremely interesting entertainment games with your family and friends.

Fun time at Duryu park, Daegu

Cherry blossoms are around the park

The Daegu Dalgubeol Lantern Festival within Duryu park is an occasion for a lot of people to see the lanterns fill up the sky

In particular, this is often the place to organize traditional Korean events and festivals such as the International Bodypainting Festival, the Dalgubeol Lantern Festival, etc.

Café Alley

Address: 75, Dongseongro 6-Gil, Jung-Gu, Daegu, South Korea

According to statistics, the city of Daegu is home to the largest number of coffee shops in the country. It makes you surprised to see a long street with a series of cafes, each with a different view and flavor.

Keep away from the bustling places to come to cafe Alley, a site that brings you a quiet, peaceful spot to stop, rest and refuel

The Alley coffee street is located in a small alley of the city, where you can sip a cup of fragrant coffee. Moreover, with the ancient and peaceful space, the cafes here make a special impression on visitors. Here, periodically there will be an international coffee festival held every year in the fall, if you have the opportunity, don’t miss this festival!

Dongseongro Street

Address: 27, Dongseongro 2-Gil, Jung-Gu, Daegu, Korea


A popular Daegu sightseeing spot, Dongseongno’s downtown streets are like the heart of the city. A 900m-long road is situated from Daegu station to Jungang police station. It is famous for its bustling shopping and entertainment areas.

Nerdy, a hip brand that Korean teenagers and people in their 20s enjoy
Around The Corner is a fashion boutique that can be found in the hottest areas of Korea, such as Hongdae and Gangnam
N.cat is a representative accessory brand in South Korea
In SPAO, you can not only purchase high-quality clothes at a low price, but you can also find trendy Korean-style clothes every season

You will see the performance stage in the center with many jewelry stores in the North. Luxurious department stores, shopping malls, and many brand-name shops for garments, nightclubs, and bustling bars are in the South. Many young people prefer relaxing by walking on this street, a gaze and immersion in the bustling space of the city that never sleeps.

Naejangsan National Park

Address: 936 Naejangsan-ro, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

Naejangsan National Park, which is located in the southern part of South Korea, is one of the most famous spots in Korea for visitors to admire the splendor and sparkling natural beauty in the fall. The strikingly beautiful fall foliage blankets the area around the mountain. The maple tree tunnel, located along the two sides of the road forming a long arch create a beautiful path for visitors to take beautiful photos of Korean fall.

Come to Naejangsan National Park with the cable car

Hwajeong pavilion, a beautiful view of the pavilion and the autumn foliage reflected in the lake

Nestled in Naejangsan National Park, the Hwajeong Pavillion will not disappoint you with its fall scenery in Korea. The colorful yellow and red leaves reflected on the lake surface along with the traditional green tile roof create a scene that is both peaceful and vibrant.

Uhwajeong Pavillion is open 24 hours, with an entrance fee of about 4,000 won.

How to get to Daegu?

To get a perfect journey into the beautiful Daegu city, you should have a good plan and learn how about the fullest tour guide.

First, it is so important to book air tickets. Traveling by plane makes the trip more convenient and safe. There are many reputable airlines in Vietnam such as Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Bamboo Airways, Korean Air, Air Busan, T’way Air, and others to operate budget flights to South Korea.

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An airplane from T’way Air on the tarmac at Incheon International Airport (ICN) in South Korea
VietJet Air flight to Daegu

Currently, you can book tickets for only about 213 USD/way. With the fare notification feature, you will be informed of the best flight prices best suited to your needs. To find best routes as well as cheap airfares you can go to Google Flights, Kayak or Skyscanner.

  • Start applying for a visa two to three months before, in case of a difficult approval.
  • Book flights and hotels ASAP to get the best prices and choose the right accommodation.
  • Spring and fall are the most beautiful times that are pleasant for most visitors. Therefore, you should arrange a trip to Daegu around this time.

With so much going on in the city, planning the perfect Daegu travel guide can be overwhelming. I hope you enjoy these places and activities, as there is so much to experience and enjoy throughout this wonderful city. Moreover, you can return to this beautiful city to explore other amazing places for your upcoming trips to Daegu.

Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, from and to Daegu you can refer to

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