Taejongdae: A dynamic place in Dynamic Busan!

I remember the first time I visited Taejongdae! Just after a few months I moved in Korea. I was equally amazed and disturbed at that time by this place. Amazed because it is so beautiful! Disturbed because it is huge! Though there is a train for those who don’t like walking much, but my newly wed husband didn’t know that I was not much energetic to walk for a long time then and I was too stubborn to admit lol 😛 However my 3 years of abroad life taught me a lot of things. I have my changed my lifestyle and started eating healthy which eventually made me capable of walking a long time. 😜 Even this year I visited Taejongdae two times! First one in July to for the hydrangea festival, and this time I was looking for a spot that represents all the dynamic features in dynamic Busan. Some of you might know that the city slogan of Busan is Dynamic Busan, and this year the city arranged a contest from its residences to submit youtube videos that promote this slogan with any kind of content. And both my husband and I feel like, Busan may be special in so many ways butTAEJONGDAE is what makes Busan even more special and that’s why we think Taejongdae is best represents dynamic Busan. Infact Taejongdae is designated as the 28 Busan monument along with Oryukdo Island.

The name Taejongdae most probably is taken from King Taejong Muyeol, 29th King of Silla Kingdom. It is said that he used to practice archery in this place.

Taejongdae is a natural park facing the open sea surrounded with magnificent cliffs and includes different facilities: such as an observatory, amusement park, light house, historical monuments, temples, ferry, pebble beach etc. I guess now you can understand why it is a huge area, cause otherwise it won’t be easy to facilitate all these together 😝 If you want to go for day out with your family and friends, I believe this is a perfect place! In fact we spent more than 5 hours and had a picnic in the pebble beach there. There are benches and restrooms at intervals so, you can take rest whenever you are tired. Also water is available. Here, each facility is significant for it’s own specialty, like-

Pebble beach: presents a heavenly view of a deep blue sea beach in the middle of two cliffs.

Yeongdo Light House: old light house of 1906 which reopened in 2004.

Taejongdae Observatory: provides a view of Japanese Island Tsushima in clear day.

Taejongsa Temple: famous for hydrangea festival.

Two War Memorials: dedicated to medical assistance unit and guerrilla team during Korean war.

Danubi Train: for roaming around tye place without walking.

Trees & Plants: Around 200s of varieties.

Gumyeongsa Temple: was a tent temple beside cliff to prevent people from suicide and rebuilt in 1969.

And here’s my youtube vlog:

After watching this video I think most of you will agree with us that Taejondae holds all the dynamic features of dynamic Busan. For this reason it is really popular among tourists! If you enjoy the video please like and share as it will increase our chance in winning the competition, and we’ll really appreciate all the support!

-Munira Chowdhury, 29/10/2018

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Taejongdae: A dynamic place in Dynamic Busan!

I remember the first time I visited Taejongdae! Just after a few months I moved in Korea. I was equally amazed and disturbed at that time by this place. Amazed because it is so beautiful! Disturbed because it is huge! Though there is a train for those who don’t like walking much, but my newly wed husband didn’t know that I was not much energetic to walk for a long time then and I was too stubborn to admit lol 😛 However my 3 years of abroad life taught me a lot of things. I have my changed my lifestyle and started eating healthy which eventually made me capable of walking a long time. 😜 Even this year I visited Taejongdae two times! First one in July to for the hydrangea festival, and this time I was looking for a spot that represents all the dynamic features in dynamic Busan. Some of you might know that the city slogan of Busan is Dynamic Busan, and this year the city arranged a contest from its residences to submit youtube videos that promote this slogan with any kind of content. And both my husband and I feel like, Busan may be special in so many ways but TAEJONGDAE is what makes Busan even more special and that’s why we think Taejongdae is best represents dynamic Busan. Infact Taejongdae is designated as the 28 Busan monument along with Oryukdo Island.

The name Taejongdae most probably is taken from King Taejong Muyeol, 29th King of Silla Kingdom. It is said that he used to practice archery in this place.

Taejongdae is a natural park facing the open sea surrounded with magnificent cliffs and includes different facilities: such as an observatory, amusement park, light house, historical monuments, temples, ferry, pebble beach etc. I guess now you can understand why it is a huge area, cause otherwise it won’t be easy to facilitate all these together 😝 If you want to go for day out with your family and friends, I believe this is a perfect place! In fact we spent more than 5 hours and had a picnic in the pebble beach there. There are benches and restrooms at intervals so, you can take rest whenever you are tired. Also water is available. Here, each facility is significant for it’s own specialty, like-

Pebble beach: presents a heavenly view of a deep blue sea beach in the middle of two cliffs.

Yeongdo Light House: old light house of 1906 which reopened in 2004.

Taejongdae Observatory: provides a view of Japanese Island Tsushima in clear day.

Taejongsa Temple: famous for hydrangea festival.

Two War Memorials: dedicated to medical assistance unit and guerrilla team during Korean war.

Danubi Train: for roaming around tye place without walking.

Trees & Plants: Around 200s of varieties.

Gumyeongsa Temple: was a tent temple beside cliff to prevent people from suicide and rebuilt in 1969.

And here’s my youtube vlog:

After watching this video I think most of you will agree with us that Taejondae holds all the dynamic features of dynamic Busan. For this reason it is really popular among tourists! If you enjoy the video please like and share as it will increase our chance in winning the competition, and we’ll really appreciate all the support!

-Munira Chowdhury, 29/10/2018

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Taejongdae: A dynamic place in Dynamic Busan!

I remember the first time I visited Taejongdae! Just after a few months I moved in Korea. I was equally amazed and disturbed at that time by this place. Amazed because it is so beautiful! Disturbed because it is huge! Though there is a train for those who don’t like walking much, but my newly wed husband didn’t know that I was not much energetic to walk for a long time then and I was too stubborn to admit lol 😛 However my 3 years of abroad life taught me a lot of things. I have my changed my lifestyle and started eating healthy which eventually made me capable of walking a long time. 😜 Even this year I visited Taejongdae two times! First one in July to for the hydrangea festival, and this time I was looking for a spot that represents all the dynamic features in dynamic Busan. Some of you might know that the city slogan of Busan is Dynamic Busan, and this year the city arranged a contest from its residences to submit youtube videos that promote this slogan with any kind of content. And both my husband and I feel like, Busan may be special in so many ways but TAEJONGDAE is what makes Busan even more special and that’s why we think Taejongdae is best represents dynamic Busan. Infact Taejongdae is designated as the 28 Busan monument along with Oryukdo Island.

The name Taejongdae most probably is taken from King Taejong Muyeol, 29th King of Silla Kingdom. It is said that he used to practice archery in this place.

Taejongdae is a natural park facing the open sea surrounded with magnificent cliffs and includes different facilities: such as an observatory, amusement park, light house, historical monuments, temples, ferry, pebble beach etc. I guess now you can understand why it is a huge area, cause otherwise it won’t be easy to facilitate all these together 😝 If you want to go for day out with your family and friends, I believe this is a perfect place! In fact we spent more than 5 hours and had a picnic in the pebble beach there. There are benches and restrooms at intervals so, you can take rest whenever you are tired. Also water is available. Here, each facility is significant for it’s own specialty, like-

Pebble beach: presents a heavenly view of a deep blue sea beach in the middle of two cliffs.

Yeongdo Light House: old light house of 1906 which reopened in 2004.

Taejongdae Observatory: provides a view of Japanese Island Tsushima in clear day.

Taejongsa Temple: famous for hydrangea festival.

Two War Memorials: dedicated to medical assistance unit and guerrilla team during Korean war.

Danubi Train: for roaming around tye place without walking.

Trees & Plants: Around 200s of varieties.

Gumyeongsa Temple: was a tent temple beside cliff to prevent people from suicide and rebuilt in 1969.

And here’s my youtube video of better representation of these amazing places:

After watching this video I think most of you will agree with us that Taejondae holds all the dynamuc features of dynamic Busan. For this reason it is really popular among tourists! If you enjoy the video please like and share as it will increase our chance in winning the competition, and we’ll really appreciate all the support!

-Munira Chowdhury, 29/10/2018

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Day 2 at Colorful Daegu: Gyesan Church, First Presbyterian Church, Donghwasa Temple & Duryu Park

Hi everyone! Hope you guys are doing well. As promised, here I am, back with my part 2 of daegu travel blog! We originally planned to visit three spots in day 2: 1. Gyesan Catholic Church 2. Donghwasa Temple and 3. Duryu Park. We checked out from our hotel around 9.15 in the morning. The motel we stayed only offered free coffee but fortunately we took some cookies with us and had some leftovers from the night before, which we ate for breakfast. Our first destination was Gyesan Catholic Church, as it was closest to our motel.

The church is a very old structure, infact the only remaining structure in Daegu from the early 1900s. The church was built by Priest Robert. At first the church building was constructed with wood using Korean-style design, but it was destroyed by fire after a few months. Priest Robert created a new design and imported some materials like Galvanized irons and stained glass from Hong kong and France. You can see the stained-glass windows and other Gothic architectural features once you go inside. It is said that this Gyesan Catholic Church played a vital role in promoting Catholicism in the Yeongnam area.

Just on the opposite of Gyesan Catholic Church, there is another church, the first Presbyterian Church of Daegu. Originally it was not on our check list but it looked so amazing we couldn’t control ourselves to have a look! This granite Gothic-style church is built on the site of the first Protestant church in Daegu, and in the Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. In 1897, missionaries established the church, out of which grew several academies, the region’s first Western hospital (now Dongsan Medical Center), and twenty-two regional churches. The place is so huge, I wish I could film the whole place for better representation to you guys! You will see house of missionaries, some museums, symmetry etc. here. One interesting thing in this place is the Hyperbolic Chamber from 1899 that was to used to treat patients with critical Carbon mono oxide poisoning.

It was already lunch time when we got out from there, so we went straight to a restaurant. Most of the restaurants were closed due to Chuseok, fortunately we found one Nepalese Restaurant where we ordered our favourite food (like any South Asian lol 😜) biriyani.

Next we went to Donghwasa temple. Well, this was a quite a long journey this time, took nearly an hour! The bus leaves you a bit far from the main entrance, so you have to walk quite a long way. The main attraction here is the 17m high buddha statute inside. The temple was first built by Monk Geukdal in the 15th year of King Soji’s reign (AD 493). The original name of the temple was Yugasa Temple, but Simjiwangsa rebuilt the temple under King Heungdeok (r. AD 826-836) and named it Donghwasa Temple. There was other statues as well, and they were all so beautiful I’m sure you’ll be amazed! Our final destination was Duryu Park. Duryu Park was built around late 70s. The park has Daegu Tower (the tallest observation tower in Korea), Ubang Tower Land, Daegu Culture and Arts Center, and various other cultural and leisure facilities and even a concert hall! The park is very popular as relaxation spot among the people in Daegu. Although we went during vacation, there were lots of people in the park, which confirmed the popularity of the park ha ha 😁

To have a look on these places, please check my vlog here:

 

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Day 2 at Colorful Daegu: Gyesan Church, First Presbyterian Church, Donghwasa Temple & Duryu Park

Hi everyone! Hope you guys are doing well. As promised, here I am, back with my part 2 of daegu travel blog! We originally planned to visit three spots in day 2: 1. Gyesan Catholic Church 2. Donghwasa Temple and 3. Duryu Park. We checked out from our hotel around 9.15 in the morning. The motel we stayed only offered free coffee but fortunately we took some cookies with us and had some leftovers from the night before, which we ate for breakfast. Our first destination was Gyesan Catholic Church, as it was closest to our motel.

The church is a very old structure, infact the only remaining structure in Daegu from the early 1900s. The church was built by Priest Robert. At first the church building was constructed with wood using Korean-style design, but it was destroyed by fire after a few months. Priest Robert created a new design and imported some materials like Galvanized irons and stained glass from Hong kong and France. You can see the stained-glass windows and other Gothic architectural features once you go inside. It is said that this Gyesan Catholic Church played a vital role in promoting Catholicism in the Yeongnam area.

Just on the opposite of Gyesan Catholic Church, there is another church, the first Presbyterian Church of Daegu. Originally it was not on our check list but it looked so amazing we couldn’t control ourselves to have a look! This granite Gothic-style church is built on the site of the first Protestant church in Daegu, and in the Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. In 1897, missionaries established the church, out of which grew several academies, the region’s first Western hospital (now Dongsan Medical Center), and twenty-two regional churches. The place is so huge, I wish I could film the whole place for better representation to you guys! You will see house of missionaries, some museums, symmetry etc. here. One interesting thing in this place is the Hyperbolic Chamber from 1899 that was to used to treat patients with critical Carbon mono oxide poisoning.

It was already lunch time when we got out from there, so we went straight to a restaurant. Most of the restaurants were closed due to Chuseok, fortunately we found one Nepalese Restaurant where we ordered our favourite food (like any South Asian lol 😜) biriyani.

Next we went to Donghwasa temple. Well, this was a quite a long journey this time, took nearly an hour! The bus leaves you a bit far from the main entrance, so you have to walk quite a long way. The main attraction here is the 17m high buddha statute inside. The temple was first built by Monk Geukdal in the 15th year of King Soji’s reign (AD 493). The original name of the temple was Yugasa Temple, but Simjiwangsa rebuilt the temple under King Heungdeok (r. AD 826-836) and named it Donghwasa Temple. There was other statues as well, and they were all so beautiful I’m sure you’ll be amazed! Our final destination was Duryu Park. Duryu Park was built around late 70s. The park has Daegu Tower (the tallest observation tower in Korea), Ubang Tower Land, Daegu Culture and Arts Center, and various other cultural and leisure facilities and even a concert hall! The park is very popular as relaxation spot among the people in Daegu. Although we went during vacation, there were lots of people in the park, which confirmed the popularity of the park ha ha 😁

To have a look on these places, please check my vlog here:

Hope you enjoyed the post! Have a good day! ☺

-Munira Chowdhury, 17/10/2018

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Day 2 at Colorful Daegu: Gyesan Church, First Presbyterian Church, Donghwasa Temple & Duryu Park

Hi everyone! Hope you guys are doing well. As promised, here I am, back with my part 2 of daegu travel blog! We originally planned to visit three spots in day 2: 1. Gyesan Catholic Church 2. Donghwasa Temple and 3. Duryu Park. We checked out from our hotel around 9.15 in the morning. The motel we stayed only offered free coffee but fortunately we took some cookies with us and had some leftovers from the night before, which we ate for breakfast. Our first destination was Gyesan Catholic Church, as it was closest to our motel.

The church is a very old structure, infact the only remaining structure in Daegu from the early 1900s. The church was built by Priest Robert. At first the church building was constructed with wood using Korean-style design, but it was destroyed by fire after a few months. Priest Robert created a new design and imported some materials like Galvanized irons and stained glass from Hong kong and France. You can see the stained-glass windows and other Gothic architectural features once you go inside. It is said that this Gyesan Catholic Church played a vital role in promoting Catholicism in the Yeongnam area.

Just on the opposite of Gyesan Catholic Church, there is another church, the first Presbyterian Church of Daegu. Originally it was not on our check list but it looked so amazing we couldn’t control ourselves to have a look! This granite Gothic-style church is built on the site of the first Protestant church in Daegu, and in the Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. In 1897, missionaries established the church, out of which grew several academies, the region’s first Western hospital (now Dongsan Medical Center), and twenty-two regional churches. The place is so huge, I wish I could film the whole place for better representation to you guys! You will see house of missionaries, some museums, symmetry etc. here. One interesting thing in this place is the Hyperbolic Chamber from 1899 that was to used to treat patients with critical Carbon mono oxide poisoning.

It was already lunch time when we got out from there, so we went straight to a restaurant. Most of the restaurants were closed due to Chuseok, fortunately we found one Nepalese Restaurant where we ordered our favourite food (like any South Asian lol 😜) biriyani.

Next we went to Donghwasa temple. Well, this was a quite a long journey this time, took nearly an hour! The bus leaves you a bit far from the main entrance, so you have to walk quite a long way. The main attraction here is the 17m high buddha statute inside. The temple was first built by Monk Geukdal in the 15th year of King Soji’s reign (AD 493). The original name of the temple was Yugasa Temple, but Simjiwangsa rebuilt the temple under King Heungdeok (r. AD 826-836) and named it Donghwasa Temple. There was other statues as well, and they were all so beautiful I’m sure you’ll be amazed! Our final destination was Duryu Park. Duryu Park was built around late 70s. The park has Daegu Tower (the tallest observation tower in Korea), Ubang Tower Land, Daegu Culture and Arts Center, and various other cultural and leisure facilities and even a concert hall! The park is very popular as relaxation spot among the people in Daegu. Although we went during vacation, there were lots of people in the park, which confirmed the popularity of the park ha ha 😁

To have a look on these places, please check my vlog here:

 

Hope you enjoyed the post! Have a good day! ☺

-Munira Chowdhury, 17/10/2018

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Day 1 at Colorful Daegu: Daegu National Museum, Apsan Park & Suseong Lake

Hello everyone! Hope you guys are having a wonderful week and people living in South Korea, hope you had a great Chuseok vacation! This year during Chuseok, my husband and I decided to go to Daegu, a city that is really close to Busan. We stayed there for two days and one night. For today I will write about day 1, and I promise day 2 is coming soon!

So in day 1, we went to Daegu National Museum first. It is a brick built two storied building. According to wikipedia it was first opened in 1994. There are different halls in the museum, however it has three main halls, the ancient culture hall, the medieval culture hall & clothing culture hall. The museum is quite big so make sure you have enough time in your hand.

Next we went to Apsan Park. Apsan park is one of the largest urban eco park in daegu covering a huge area. This park contains numerous walking trails, war memorial hall of Nakdonggang river and different temples and monuments. However the main attraction is the cable car that goes up to 790 meter high.

A little drawback of roaming around during chuseok is most of the restaurants are closed during the time, as it’s a national holiday. Those which were open, were only allowing takeout. For chain restaurants-bakeries not all outlets were open. We had to walk a long distance to get us a pizza.

We went to Suseong lake at night. There is a musical fountain show for 30 minutes during May to October at 8 and 9 pm. The show was just magical!

For more details please check my travel vlog here: https://youtu.be/xmpJHWM17X8

Actually my WordPress account is already full of different media files as it has a limited capacity. So it feels like a travel vlog is better than posting pictures. Although I am thinking about getting a premium account but I am not sure about if I will be able to continue after buying one as my PhD life is getting really busy.

Hope you enjoyed the post!

-Munira Chowdhury, 27/09/2018

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