Daegu tourism is accompanied by 「the Cultural tourism interpreter」.
· In order to enhance understanding, appreciation, and experience opportunities for domestic and foreign tourists visiting our region, the “Cultural Tourism Interpreter” provides detailed explanations on overall tourist resources such as history, culture and nature at major tourist attractions.
On the cultural tourism interpreter.
·Arranged at the tourist attractions, the cultural tourism interpreter helps the tourists experience cultural tourism and understand Korean culture and tourism by explaining and introducing both domestic and foreign tourists on the cultural properties (national treasures, treasures, temples, folklore, intangible cultures, historic sites, natural monuments et al), local culture, tourist resources
How to meet a cultural tourism interpreter
·Currently, about 119 cultural tourism interpreters are conducting interpretation activities from March to December in 34 major attractions, and those who wish to use the interpretation service can use it after making a reservation.
(Reservation and inquiries: Daegu Tourism Association ☎053-746-6407)
- The places where currently practicing cultural tourism interpreters are allocated are as follows:
|Area||Booth name||Location||Duty day||Contact information|
|Daegu Hyanggyo Confucian School||112 Myeongryun-ro, Jung-gu (Namsan-dong)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||256-6407|
|Gyeongsang Gamyeong Park||99, Gyeongsanggamyeong-gil, Jung-gu (Pojeong-dong)||Monday-Sunday (7 days)|
|Yangnyeongsi (Museum of Oriental Medicine)||49 Dalgubeol-daero 415-gil, Jung-gu (Namseong-ro)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||253-4729|
|Dalseong Park||35 Dalseonggongwon-ro, Jung-gu (Dalseong-dong)||Wednesday-Sunday (5 days)||521-6407|
|Daegu National Museum||321, Cheongho-ro, Suseong-gu (Hwanggeum-dong)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||766-6407|
|Cheongna Hill||56 Dalseong-ro, Jung-gu (Dongsan-dong, in Dongsan Hospital)||Monday-Sunday (7 days)||424-6407|
|Seomun Market||45, Keunjang-ro 26-gil, Jung-gu (Daeshin-dong)||Monday-Sunday (7 days)||661-3288|
|Wolgok History Museum||38, Songhyeon-ro 7-gil, Dalseo-gu (Sangin-dong)||Tuesday-Friday (4 days)||634-6407|
|Mangwoo Park||93, Hyodong-ro 2-gil, Dong-gu (Hyomok-dong)||Friday-Sunday (3 days)|
|Nakdong River Victory Memorial Hall||574-87, Apsansunhwan-ro, Nam-gu (Daemyeong-dong)||Monday-Sunday (7 days)||621-9880|
|National Debt Redemption Movement Memorial Hall||670, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu (Dongin-dong 2-ga)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||745-6753|
|Police Museum (Jungbu Police Station)||Seomun-ro 1-ga, Jung-gu||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||420-1820|
|Former Jeil Church (Christian History Hall)||50 Gukchaebosang-ro 102-gil, Jung-gu (Dongsan-dong)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||256-5441|
|The Memorial Hall of the 2.28 Movement for Democracy||9, 2.28-gil, Jung-gu (Namsan-dong||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||Contact the Service Committee (257-2280)|
|Guamseowon Confucian Academy||20, Yeonamgongwon-ro 17-gil, Buk-gu (Sangyeok-dong)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||959-7202|
|Palgongsan Mountain Area
|Pagyesa Temple||741, Pagye-ro, Dong-gu (Jungdae-dong)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||982-6407|
|Buinsa Temple||967-28, Palgongsan-ro, Dong-gu (Sinmu-dong)||Saturday-Sunday (2 days)||982-6406|
|Gatbawi Rock||227, Gatbawi-ro, Dong-gu (Jinin-dong)||Wednesday-Sunday (5 days)|
|Site of General Shin Sung-gyeom||17, Sinsunggyeom-gil, Dong-gu (Jimyo-dong)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||981-6407|
|Bangjja Brassware Museum||29, Dojang-gil, Dong-gu (Dohak-dong)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||606-6171|
|Guam Village||8, Guam-gil, Dong-gu (Midae-dong)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||986-6507|
|Thuja Forest||249, Dopyeong-ro, Dong-gu (Do-dong)||Wednesday-Sundays (5 days)||985-6406|
|Otgol Village||195-5, Otgol-ro, Dong-gu (Dunsan-dong)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||983-6407|
|Birthplace of former President Roh Tae-woo||172, Yongjin-gil, Dong-gu (Sinyong-dong)||Monday-Sunday (7 days)||984-6407|
|Bullo-dong Ancient Tombs||16, Palgong-ro 25-gil, Dong-gu (Bullo-dong)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||985-6408|
|Donghwasa Temple||1, Donghwasa 1-gil, Dong-gu (Dohak-dong)||Monday-Sunday (7 day)||981-6406|
|Daegu Textile Museum||227, Palgong-ro, Dong-gu (Bongmu-dong)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||980-1004|
|Nokdong Seowon Confucian Academy (Korea-Japan Friendship Center)||218, Urok-gil, Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun (Urok-ri)||Monday-Sunday (7 days)||659-4490|
|Yongyeonsa Temple||260, Yongyeonsa-gil, Okpo-eup, Dalseong-gun (Bansong-ri)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||616-6408|
|Dodong Seowon Confucian Academy||726, Gujiseo-ro, Guji-myeon, Dalseong-gun (Dodong-ri)||Monday-Sunday (7 days)||616-6407|
|Yuksinsa Shrine||64, Yuksinsa-gil, Habin-myeon, Dalseong-gun (Myori)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||583-6407|
|Hwawon-dongsan (Samunjin Dock)||40-14, Samunjin-ro 1-gil, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun (Seongsan-ri)||Monday-Sunday (7 days)||635-6407|
|Yugasa Temple||161, Yugasa-gil, Yuga-myeon, Dalseong-gun (Yang-ri)||Tuesday-Sunday (6 days)||614-8430|
|Inheung Village||16, Inheung 3-gil, Hwawon-eup, Dalseong-gun (Bonni-ri)||Monday-Sunday (7 days)||638-6407|
※ Place of allocation can change depending on the conditions of tourism.
How were the cultural tourism interpreters selected?
·Cultural tourism interpreters are selected through open recruitment (document and interview screening) among local historians, former teachers, housewives et al who are Daegu citizens and graduates of related departments, have basic knowledge of our historical and cultural relics and tourist resources, and are fluent in foreign languages (English/Japanese/Chines). They were selected 8 times in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2015, and then receive professional education from excellent educational institutions. Now, 119 cultural tourism interpreters are allocated and in activity at 34 tourist attractions.
What kind of activities are the cultural tourism interpreters doing?
· Cultural tourism interpreters help both domestic and foreign tourists vising the tourist attractions such as cultural heritage sites improve their interest and understanding about Korean cultural heritage and tourist resources and provide them with memorable experience tourism through detailed and accurate explanation on Korea’s history, culture, and tourism. These interpreters will greatly contribute to spreading the essence of Daegu tourism to domestic and foreign tourists with in-depth interpretation on the relevant cultural assets, local culture, and tourist resources. In addition, by continuously striving to improve the qualification of cultural tourism interpreters, such as continuing refresher education on cultural tourism, field trips to cultural heritage sites, and taking various cultural tourism lectures, they will promote the excellent value of Korea’s cultural heritage and tourist resources, and take the lead in ensuring that the citizens have affection and interest in Korea’s culture, history, and tourism.