CONTRIBUTED BY CHARISSE WINDEBANK
One of the many stops on the double-decker Daegu City tour bus was Gyeongsang-Gamyeong Park. The following day, we decide to take our time and visit the park and enjoyed the scenery.
It’s located in the heart of downtown and situated between the high rise buildings. It offers a nice place to take a break for neighboring inhabitants and employees. It also served as an oasis to get away from the city and soak in the sun surrounded by foliage and ancestral architecture.
I would have never guessed that a traditional and well-preserved setting was found among the modern amenities of Daegu. You can easily miss this park tucked between the high rise buildings downtown. I’m sure people welcome the nice break from work and relax under a shaded bench. It’s a great site to escape the urban landscape with its greenery and fountain area. Walking paths are also available that permits you to stretch your legs a bit after a long morning in the office.
The park was moved from its original location (with the same named city) 400 years ago and permanently preserved in its current location. It was originally named Central Park due to its location in the downtown area, but it was renamed in 1997. It served as the governor’s office and was destroyed by fire twice in 1730. You can read more about it here. The park was also knows as ‘Jungang Park’ due to its location which is in the middle of Daegu.
Gyeongsan-gamyeong Park, Daegu
Fee: There is no entrance fee
Operating Hours: Open to the public year round
Address: 99, Pojeong-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu-si
대구 중구 경상감영길 99 (포정동)
GPS Coordinates: 35.8721581, 128.59254080000005
Getting There: Parking is available for a small fee. Park is accessible by the stopping on the hop-on-hop-off city tour bus and you can also take the subway stop to Jungangno Station on the subway line 1 exit 4.
This post was originally published on Charisse’s personal blog; we have republished it here with her permission.