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359. Tour Daegu by Subway Line Number Three

By Lee, Dong-eun, Reporter 기자2015.08.25 15:07:20

           One of the most revolutionary and controversial changes in Daegu, 2015 is the opening of subway line number three. After the openings of subway number one and two in 1997 and 2005, it took 10 years to operate the third one. The subway line number three which completed its construction on July, 2009 runs for 30 stations in 48 minutes. It is expected to change the whole traffic flow in Daegu, for it links Daegu from all quarters. Citizens can reach any parts of Daegu in an hour, and markets near the stations would benefit from the development of the public transportation.

           Especially, the opening of subway line number three makes it easy to arrive at some places which are worth to visit in Daegu. Daegu Metropolitan Transit Coporation (DTRO) emphasized this point most strongly and expected to invigorate the tourism making profits.

 

1. Suseongmot (* Station name : Suseongmot)

           Suseongmot is a place of memory and romance to Daegu citizens. It was constructed for agricultural water supply in the beginning. However, building land development plan has started in earnest so that its purpose turned to a waterside resting space since 1980s. Suseongmot is famous for its large amount of water, and it comes together with a lot of benches, trees, and lightings. Furthermore, there is also an amusement park named Suseongland, so visitors can enjoy various rides, skating, and riding boats. Especially, music fountain which was constructed on September, 2007 provides beautiful scenery at night by spouting water with colorful lights and grand music. There are a lot of cafes, restaurants, and convenience facilities nearby so that it would be a proper place for hanging out with friends or going for a stroll with family.

 

2. Seomun Market (* Station name : Seomun Market)

           As the subway line number three commenced, the number of people who visit Seomun Market has grown dramatically due to the convenience of transportation. Furthermore, a lot of tasty foods in the market have been introduced by SNS, so that it sparkled the interest and curiosity of the tourists. Seomun Market was formed in the middle of the Joseon Dynasty. It is organized by eight sectors consisting of 5,522 stores which are run by about 30,000 merchants today. There are clothes, groceries, bowls, and blankets, but the most famous one is fabric wholesale. Moreover, there are many unusual and tasty foods like Flat Dumpling, Samgyeopsal Jajangmyeon, Kaljebi, and fresh grapefruit juice. It is the best place to trace the flow of traditions in Daegu with some modern cultures for tourists.

 

3. Dalseong Park (* Station name : Dalseong Park)

           Dalseong Park is the oldest park in Daegu so that it would be a very familiar place to citizens. It was the ruined castle of Dalgubul tribe which thrived in Samhan Ages, and then changed to a public park on May, 1967 as it is today. Dalseong Park performs a role of resting place in urban for its much trees and lawn. Furthermore, it has a zoo which holds various kinds of animals so that this area could be a great education spot for children. Additionally, there is Gwanpungnu Pavilion which is worth to preserve for its beautiful palace constructed in the middle of the Joseon Dynasty.

 

           There are still some criticism and voices of concern due to the invasion of privacy through the transparent windows or safety problems. Daegu has to manage these opinions well and care for the real improvement of its utility. Subway line number three can be a moving observatory of Daegu which makes people to enjoy the city nightscape. Daegu needs to connect this advantage with a tourist industry by making a storytelling which links the sights near or building a strong transit system with bus. It would be great to contribute to the vitalization of traditional market near the stations.

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