Located in the middle of a wide and flat valley, colorful Daegu is the fourth largest city in South Korea. The city is one of most interesting destinations for celebrating New Years Eve 2017 in East Asia.
Introduction to Daegu
Daegu (formerly named Taegu) is officially known as the Daegu Metropolitan City. This is the fourth largest city in South Korea after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon. The city is the third largest metropolitan area in the nation with over 2.5 million residents. The city is the capital and principal city of the surrounding Gyeongsangbuk-do province.
Every year, Gukchaebosang Memorial Park holds bell-hitting ceremony with Daegu citizen. If you don’t have any special plan, why don’t you come out to the park on New Year’s Eve and meet people and share the festive mood.
There will be other New Year events that you can participate! You can fly balloons with your wishes and watch various performances and fire works. Bring rubber balloons and wish papers by 9pm to the park, and you will be able to fill the helium gas on the spot. There will be fireworks at the end of the events.
On New Years’ Day you can go to a famous statue of the Buddha at a Buddhist temple named “Donghwa Sa”. The original parts of the temple have been there since something like 57BC. After making your way around the temples, you will come to a large statue of the Buddha, easily 8 stories tall and more. There’s a lot of carved stone sculptures in this part of Donghwa Sa.
Get to Daegu
You can easily get to Daegu by plane. Daegu Airport is very small. It has flight routes to Seoul, Jeju, China, Philippines and Thailand.
Restaurants for Countdown Parties
You can find a place to eat anywhere you go in Daegu for any price range. The are a large number of restaraunts downtown around Bandwoldong station. You can find anything from Western, such as the Holy Grill near subway exit 13; to Turkish Kebabs, Uzbek, Italian, Japanese, etc. Below are the list of top 10 restaurants for NYE countdown parties in Daegu.
New Saladdin Restaurant
Caffe It Chu
Haruensoku Daegu Novotel
Buy The Book Cafe
Top 10 Hotels for NYE
Hotel Inter Burgo Exco
Sooseong Gwangwan Hotel
Hotel Inter Burgo
The Grand Daegu hotel
Daegu New Hill Top Hotel
Novotel Ambassador Daegu
Daegu Grand Hotel
Eldis Regent Hotel
Queen Vell Hotel
If you are planning to spend your 2016 New Year in Daegu, early booking (tickets/events/parties/rooms) is highly recommended.