Daegu South Korea

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Daegu is the fourth biggest city in S.Korea. Dubbing itself "Colourful Daegu", Daegu is situated in the middle of a wide, flat valley. Thus it is quite literally rectangular in shape, with the subway system forming a stretched X over this region. The city plays host to one of South Korea's largest US military bases.

To learn more about the city, you can borrow a PDA from Tourist Information Center at Daegu Airport, Daegu Tourist Information Center and some hotels for your trip. It contains tourist information such as maps, transportation, tourist sites, accommodation, restaurants and shopping, and GPS service. In addition, it also provides useful expressions in Korean, English and Japanese, and has a '119' key which will be used for emergencies. If you have a local ID card (or passport) and credit card, you can use the PDA for free but you need to pay a communications fee. Tel :053-803-3633 [8].

Daegu Airport [9] (TAE/RKTN) has some services to Seoul. Jeju. China. Philippines and Bangkok. The airport is quite small and shared with the Airforce.

It is located in eastside of the city. To go to the downtown area, there is a bus (No. 401, Fare: W1,100) and you can also ride a taxi. (Dongsungro district(Centre of the city/fare around W7,000, 25min), Dongdaegu train station (Around W3,000, 10min)).

There is a hotel, Hotel Airport [10] in the same area. The roomrate is usually from around W130,000 including tax.

There are two train stations in the city. One is Dongdaegu(East Daegu) station and the other is Daegu station. Both two stations connect by Subway Line 1, as the same name.

It is the main, larger station. Note that KTX trains stop only at this station. KTX trains connect Seoul to Busan via Daegu and Daejeon. usually they take an hour and 40 minutes to Seoul and 38 to 44 minutes to Busan. They are usually in every 20

30 minutes. The fare to Seoul is W38,400, Busan is W14,000 and Daejeon is W16,900. (At the time of June 2011) There are other trains such as Saemaeul and Mugunghwa. They also go to Seoul and Busan. (Gyeongbu line) But you can go to other places from this station. There are trains to Yeongcheon and Pohang. Gyeongju. Ulsan and Haeundae .(Haeundae is a very famous beach in Busan city)

It is located in the centre of the city(Dongsungro/Jungangro). The station is a complex building with Lotte department store(the largest domestic department chain). Only Saemaeul and Mugunghwa trains stop at this station. Because of its location, it is easy to access to the downtown(5 to 10 min by walk) or other places of the city.

For travelling by train, visit an Official website of Korail. [11] It provides Timetables, fare, and some informations around their stations.

There is an extensive intercity bus system in South Korea. Buses go directly from Daegu to Seoul in just under 4 hrs. They only have 3 seats in a row allowing for larger and more comfortable seats than on a normal North American bus.

Daegu has a three-line subway network that intersects at three places; Myeongdeok, Sinnam and the main downtown stop Banwoldang. Line 1 ( red line) runs from Daegok to Ansim, Line 2 ( green line) runs from Munyang to Yeungnam University and Line 3 (yellow line) runs from Chilgok Kyungpook National University Medical Center to Yongji. Line 3 is a monorail that goes through the city. Stops are announced in both Korean and English. Subways typically run from 5:30am to 11:30pm. Tickets can be purchased from machines or at a customer service booths. One way fare costs 1,200 won (as of July 2015), if you use a subway card or Cashbee card you only pay 1,100 won per fare and can get one free transfer if using a bus (make sure to tap the transfer machine on the bus before departing). To enter the subway, scan your token and HOLD ON TO IT because you will need to insert your token as you exit. There are ticket machines marked " complimentary tickets" but these are for people with specific ID cards (usually older Koreans who ride the subway for free).

Daegu operates a City Tour Bus that passes by many cultural remains and otherwise touristy places. It is open year-round and operates from 10:00 everyday departing from Daegu Tourist Information Center, Dongdaegu Train Station and Banwoldang. It costs about 5,000 won for an adult with discounted fares for school students.

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