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The Organizing Committee welcomes you to experience and enjoy an exotic Korean culture full of unique attractions and wonders. You can make on-line tour reservations, which will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. All tours include the services of an English-speaking guide and transportation.
(Tour programs are based on the estimated price. It is subject to change due to the local situation.)
Important Notice
1. Payment should be made directly with the travel agency. About payment you can pay by cash on that day.
2. Each tour program can only operate when the minimum number of required persons (15persons) reached.
3. If minimum number of persons is not reached, the program may be cancelled,
  substituted by another program with notice to participants, or proceed at an altered rate with the consent of all participants.
4. Any requests for changes or cancellations August 9, 2013, should be made separately by
  e-mail or fax to the Accommodation & Tour Secretariat of IMID2013.
Daegu Alleys Tour
Daegu Alleys Tour provides a chance for visitors to experience the modern culture and history of Korea. The tour is mainly organized with 3 traces: modernization of Korea, western missionaries and independent movements against Japanese colonialism.
The process of modernization of Korea can be checked on the alleys. The site of Samsung Trading Company which was a mother company of Samsung and birthplace of Samsung’s chairman Byung-chull Lee can display how Korea started its rapid economic development.
The European style buildings brightened with lights were for the places of western missionaries. The missionaries who settled down 130 years ago tried to evangelize Korean by founding churches, schools, and hospitals. Those buildings are used until now as museums and filming locations with time backgrounds in early 20C.
Also, the alleys are footprints of independent movements: the origin of National Debt Repayment Movement, March 1st Movement, and residence of nationalists.
Visiting these historical attractions that have vivid stories will help tourists imagine the life of Korean in 1900’s.
The downtown main street of Dongseongro is referred to as “a street of youth”. You can choose between browsing in lavish department stores or bustling street shops. There are several streets specialized for clothing, shoes, and electronics, and much more. Also, a range of tempting restaurants and lively pubs can be readily found. The center of downtown is crowded with young Daegu citizens during the day and night time. This is a perfect place to feel an atmosphere of youth in Daegu.
Thus, Daegu Alley’s tour will be a perfect tour for participants who want to enjoy meaningful historical attractions and the city life, at the same time.
Daegu Card
For a more enjoyable stay, Daegu Convention & Visitors Bureau has prepared this “Daegu Card” for our visitors. “Daegu Card” which offers discounts on several facilities, such as tourist attractions, restaurants, souvenir shops, and beauty salons will be provided for you. Get a card at the Welcome Desk, and check with affiliated stores in Daegu!
Welcome Desk
‘Welcome Desk’ is the place for MICE visitors in Daegu. Here you can get tour information, recharge your mobile phone or take a look our souvenir shop. ‘Welcome Desk’ is located on the 3rd floor at EXCO.
Date / Time   Aug. 27th, 28th, 29th / 18:30~21:00 Price   KRW 10,000 (USD 10)
Course   The Site of Samsung Trading Company → Namsan-dong Catholic Town→ Dongsan Missionary Houses →
  The Former House of Sang-hwa Lee→Yakjeon Alley→Downtown(Dongseongro)
Condition   English speaking Guide, Transportation, Free Pickup Service,
Silla Cultural Area Tour
Among the five summits of Silla (the east summit of Mt. Tohamsan, the west. summit of Mt. Gyeryongsan, the south summit of Mt. Jirisan, the north. summit of Mt. Taebaeksan and the central summit of Mt. Palgongsan), the East summit of Mt. Tohamsan was held sacred as the guardian mountain that protects the country from the marauding Japanese pirates. Mt. Tohamsan is the holy mountain of Silla which preserves Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto which have embodied the idea of Buddhist nation in the form of a building.
YANGDONG, North Gyeongsang Province As Korea’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site, Yangdong Village is no kitsch folk village of recently built traditional homes cobbled together to give domestic and foreign tourists a taste of old Korea.
Date / Time   Aug. 30th / 09:00~18:00 Price   KRW 70,000 (USD 60)
Course   EXCO → Seokguram Grotto → Bulguksa Temple → Lunch → Yangdong Village → EXCO
Condition   English speaking guide, Transportation, Free pick-up service, Entrance fee, Lunch
Last Updated June 10, 2013