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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:

The places where the cultural tourism interpreters are allocated – Area, booth name, location, contact information, duty day
Area Booth name Location Duty day Contact information
Urban Area
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
Dalseong Area
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/Chinese). 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 visiting 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.