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Fu Bao, First Panda Born in South Korea

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🐼 Fu Bao the first panda born in South Korea is currently trending all over the world for being the new baby panda. We would like to share with you some Panda facts along with cute baby Fu Bao pictures 💖

 

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Parents Ai Bao (🐼Mother) and Le Bao (🐼Father) are both from the Sichuan Dujiangyan Panda Habitat in China. They first arrived in South Korea in 2016, a 15-year loan agreed by South Korea and Chinese during a summit in 2014. Ai Bao was two years old and Le Bao was three years old.

 

Both Ai Bao and Le Bao are named after Everland (AiBaoLeYuan) in Chinese. Ai Bao means “an adorable treasure” while Le Bao means “a treasure that gives happiness”. Both did live up to their names after 5 years, welcoming the first panda born in South Korea, Fu Bao ❤

 

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🐼 Fu Bao, the first panda was born in South Korea last year in mid-July at the amusement park Everland. Fu Bao was weighed 197 grams and measured at 16.5cm at birth. Just like her parents, she was given the name Fu Bao which means “lucky treasure”. Now let’s hope that Fu Bao will be able to live up to her name and bring us all luck in 2021.

 

After living behind the scenes for 6 months, Fu Bao finally made her very first public appearance on January 4th. Visitors can see Fu Bao at Everland’s Panda World at a certain time. To visit Fu Bao, please get a “waiting ticket at the Panda World! The waiting ticket will show you what time you can visit Fu Bao.

 

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Photo Credit: Everland

 

🌻 A Panda Village was built to welcome Fu Bao to Everland, which will be running till March 14th, 2021. There will also be Panda mascots walking around Everland for a photo time, till March 1st, 2021. Make sure to catch the Panda mascot at the front gate, Panda Village, and at the Panda gate if you want a picture! Check the Everland main website for the Panda mascot timings.

 

For kids, Everland has also prepared a special event for them. Kids can dress up as baby pandas when visiting Fu Bao! Kids from age 1 to 3, with a rental fee of 15,000 KRW and a deposit of 10,000 KRW. Everland has also prepared a Panda menu! There are hotdogs, churros, affogatos, cakes, and burgers with panda packaging and decorations. Be sure to grab some while you are visiting Everland! 🌭🍦🍰🍔

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Photo Credit:

Everland. (2021, February 1). Hello Fu Bao
[Website]. Everland. Retrieved from https://www.everland.com/pick/festival_2020/hello_fubao.html


‘To All the Boys’ Always and Forever filming locations to visit in South Korea

'To All the Boys' Always and Forever filming locations to visit in South Korea

Hello, from Korea!

Are you guys excited for the upcoming movie To All the Boys: Always and Forever? 💖

 

The release date will be on February 12th, 2021 on Netflix, just 2 days before Valentine’s Day! Just like what the movie poster states, “you never know where love will lead you”, Lara Jean (played by Lana Condor) ended up in Seoul, South Korea for a family trip. Many parts of Seoul were shown in the trailer and we would love to share with you the movie “To All the Boys: Always and Forever” filming locations!

1. Bongeunsa Temple

💗 Lara Jean was seen standing in front of the 23-meter Maitreya Buddha statue. The Bongeunsa Temple is located on the slope of Sudo Mountain, offers you the perfect view of the old and new modern sky scrapper buildings around it. 👉🏻 The Bongeunsa Temple is accessible through subway line 9, Bongeunsa Station, exit 1, subway line 7, Cheongdam Station, exit 2, and subway line 2, Samseong Station, exit 6 just across the street from the COEX Mall.

 

2. Han River (I•SEOUL•U)

❤ The following movie location was a shot of the Han River from above and one of the famous photo zones in Korea with the I•SEOUL•U sculpture. Here, Lara Jean and her sisters Morgan (played by Janel Parrish) and Kitty (played by Anna Cathcart) were seen having fun around the I•SEOUL•U sculpture. They were also on a tandem bicycle (three-person bike), which you can rent, and ride around Han River. 👉🏻 You can locate the I•SEOUL•U sculpture at subway line 5, Yeouinaru Station, exit 2 and subway line 7, Ttukseom Hangang Park, exit 2 next to Riverside Stage.

 

3. Myeongdong Shopping Streets

🍦 Lara Jean and her family were also seen at the Myeongdong Shopping Streets, where you can shop for Korean clothes, cosmetics and enjoy some street food! Lara Jean’s sister Kitty got to try the 30cm soft served ice cream! Pick from single flavors or a mix between chocolate, vanilla, green tea, milk, strawberry, and yogurt. 👉🏻 Visit Myeongdong Shopping Streets at subway line 4 Myeongdong Station, exit 5/6/7/8.

 

4. Noraebang

🎤 Of course Lara Jean and her sisters had to visit a Noraebang (karaoke)! Noraebang is pretty much located in every neighborhood all around Seoul. You just have to look for the sign with the Korean letter “노래방”. Visiting alone? No worries, in Korea we have Coin Noraebang! It is a karaoke booth, where you get to pay per song and sing your hearts out. We wonder what Kpop songs were the sisters singing to. 🎶

 

5. Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)

🛍 Lara Jean and her sisters are seen carrying shopping bags walking around the Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Designed by Zaha Hadid and Samoo, this is where the yearly “Seoul Fashion Week” takes place with Korean idols like BTS, EXO, Mamamoo, etc. Surrounding the Dongdaemun Design Plaza are shopping malls like Doota, Migliore, Hello apM, Lotte Fittin, etc. 👉🏻 Shop your heart away here subway line 1/2, Dongdaemun Station, exit 7.

6. Greem Café

💌 “To All the Boys” what all started with a letter, Seoul and the Greem Café. Lara Jean was seen writing a letter here at the 2D cartoon/comic like café. The café is said to be inspired by the Korean Drama “W” starring Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo, where the real world and comic world clash. Is Lara Jean’s real-world clashing with her fairy tale to be with Peter Kavinsky (played by Noah Centineo)? We wonder what she was writing to Peter. 👉🏻 Recreate Lara’s scene here subway line 2, Hongdae Station, exit 3. 

 

7. Hanbok Experience 

Remember Lara and her sister Kitty wearing the Korean traditional clothing Hanbok in the second film “TO ALL THE BOYS 2: P.S. I Still Love You”? There are many different kinds of Hanbok which represent many different meanings. Depending on the symbols, flowers like chrysanthemums or peonies meant longevity and the tiger represented the king’s courage.

 

Want to visit all the filming locations for To All the Boys: Always and Forever? With COVID-19 around, it may be hard to visit all the places in one go. Travel around Seoul in a private car! 

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Photo Credit:

Netflix. (2021, January 25). To All The Boys: Always and Forever | Official Trailer | Netflix
[Video file]. YouTube. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/2jPdejek5QA

Netflix. (2021, January 25). TO ALL THE BOYS 2: P.S. I Still Love You | Official Sequel Trailer 2 | Netflix
[Video file]. YouTube. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/LIU4xb61PHc


Traveling to South Korea 2021

Like the rest of the world, South Korea is working to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Different measures of social distancing have been put in place since last year. So how is South Korea doing right now? 

 

South Korea is currently at a level 2 to level 2.5 social distancing. While traveling to South Korea is permitted, there may be some information you would like to read prior to visiting. Below are some of the latest information we KoreaTravelEasy would love to share with you! 💗

 

Entering South Korea in 2021

 

  1. 1. Inbound travelers will need to be tested negative for COVID-19, 72 hours before departure. 
  2. 2. All inbound travelers will undergo a 14-day quarantine at their residence or designated facility.
  3. 3. Quarantine at the facility will cost KRW2,100,000 per person. 
  4. 4. All inbound travelers will be tested for COVID-19. 
  5. 5. Within 14 days of entry, foreign nationals tested positive for COVID-19 will have to bear relevant costs.
  6. 6. “Self-quarantine safety protection” app needs to be installed for monitoring. 
  7. 7. Leaving the designated facility during quarantine period, one will be required to wear a safety band. 

 

Current Social Distancing Level

 

 

As of Monday (February 18, 2021), Seoul Capital Area will continue with Level 2.5, while the rest of the nation will remain under Level 2. Under the new measure, private gatherings of five or more people are banned. Wearing a face mask is also mandatory! Please wear a mask in public transports or venues. 😀

 

However,  business restrictions on cafes, gyms, and other indoor facilities are able to operate like usual. So don’t worry you will still be able to dine in at popular Korean restaurants and cute cafes! Just take note that businesses will be closing at 9 p.m. This measure will last till the end of January 31st, 2021. 

 

Other Measures 

 

 

  1. 1. Keep the distance of two arm’s length between you and others. 
  2. 2. Wash your hands with soap for 30 seconds.
  3. 3. Cough or sneeze into your sleeve. 
  4. 4. Ventilate and disinfect your home regularly. 

 

👉🏻 Visit here for more information COVID-19 Precautions


Daegu Hometown Travel Kit (BTS 724 Episode) – Travel Route

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The Easiest Way to Explore V & Suga Hometown

Ready to start an extraordinary adventure and discover Daegu city with KoreaTravelEasy?

We will travel back in time, living personally the most important places of V & Suga’s childhood. Try their favorite food, and get to know them even more!

Select an itinerary that suits you the most and let’s start the journey.

How to Get in Daegu

Daegu doesn’t have an airport but you can reach the city by speed train KTX or SRT, bus or private car from Seoul. See the table below to have more information.

Transport Way Route Time How to Book
KTX Seoul Station ➡ Dongdaegu Station 1hrs 35min CLICK HERE!
SRT Seoul Station → Dongdaegu Station 1hrs 35min CLICK HERE!
BUS Seoul Express Bus Terminal → Dongdaegu Bus Transfer Center 3hrs 30min CLICK HERE!
PRIVATE CAR 1 Day Private Car from Seoul All day service CLICK HERE!

Getting Around Daegu

Ready to start this trip? Be sure to recharge your T-Money card at a Convenience Store when you arrive in Daegu!!  We will use the following transportation for this trip. 

 

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Do you know SUGA’s mix-tapes song “724148”? The title is the combination of 2 bus line numbers: 724 a bus SUGA took every day in Daegu, while 148 is the bus that SUGA used to take mostly when he moved to Seoul.

Daegu Metropolitan System

We will also take the monorail for more long-distance transfers. Daegu is a little different from Seoul, aside from the common subway (Line 1 & 2), Line 3 is a monorail. The monorail travels above the surface, giving you a unique view of the city from the sky. It is Korea’s first straddle-type monorail system.

 

BTS V’ Itinerary (4hrs)

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  • Please note that the above transfer time is standard. May change based on traffic conditions.

1. Daegu Jeil High School

How to go: Dongdaegu KTX or Bus Terminal → Daegu Jeil High School

Address: KR 대구광역시 서구 비산4동 국채보상로 384
                 EN 384 Gukchaebosang-ro, Bisan 4(sa)-dong, Seo-gu, Daegu

 

KoreaTravelEasy Recommend: TAXI for 21min (6.6km) at cost 5$

 

Other Option: BUS for 13stops (30min)

1. Follow the board for Dongdaegu Station Gyeongbu Line (동대구역 경부선).

2. Get on Bus n.524 or n.153 at Dondaegu Station (동대구역) for 13stops.

3. Get off on Daegu Jeil High School Front (대구제일고등학교 건너).

4. You will see an Overpass (as the image below⬇) cross it and you will see the school on your left.

 

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The first stop of V’s tour is the High school where V started his high school days. He is really sociable and outgoing, so we can imagine that he was also was very close to his teachers during his high school days.

V’s high school is near Daegu city center, bet he always gets around in the city when he was in high school. However, after he was scouted for BTS, he started attending Hankuk Performing Arts High, in Seoul like Jimin.

  • Please note that you are only allowed to take pictures from outside the gate. NO ENTER in the school grounds.

 

2. Daeseong Elementary School

How to go:  Daegu Jeil High School → Daeseong Elementary School

Address: KR 대구광역시 서구 국채보상로 426

                 EN 426 Gukchaebosang-ro, Bisan 4(sa)-dong

 

Daegu Jeil High School → Daeseong Elementary School

1. Walk for 10min (400m). Leave Jeil High School Front gate behind you go straight for 400m.

2. You will see the Elementary School Building on your right.

 

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V attended the Daegu Daesung Elementary School for a while until he transferred out. In fact, his family moved from Daegu to Gyungnam while he attended the Changnam Elementary School and completed the graduation. However soon after his graduation, his family moved back to Daegu and pursued his high school studies in Daegu Jeil High School.

  • Please note that you are only allowed to take pictures from outside the gate. NO ENTER in the school grounds.

 

3. Bisan 4-dong Kindergarden

How to go: Daeseong Elementary School → Bisan 4-dong Kindergarden

Address: KR 대구 서구 비산동 223-4

                 EN 264-25 Bisan 4(sa)-dong, Seo-gu, Daegu

 

Walk for 6 min (480m)

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1. From the main gate of Daeseong Elementary School take the small street to the left.

2. At the 2nd intersection at the yellow sign bare left.

3. Next, when you see the parking lot, bare left.

 

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Just a few minutes away is the Bisan 4-dong Daycare Center, which V went to before he started elementary school! Below are some cute pictures of V from his daycare center days that can’t help but put a smile on our faces. However, the building we see today is not the same daycare center, the original one has closed.

 

4. Dalseong Park

How to go: Bisan 4-dong Kindergarden → Dalseong Park

Address: KR 대구광역시 서구 비산4동 국채보상로 384

                 EN 384 Gukchaebosang-ro, Bisan 4(sa)-dong, Seo-gu, Daegu

 

KoreaTravelEasy Recommend: TAXI for 6min (1.98km)

1. Take a Taxi to Dalseong Park (Cost:$3).
2. Show the address to the Taxi driver.

 

Other Option: Walk for 20 minutes (1.98km)

Bisan 4 donf Kindergarten to Dalseong Park

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The next stop is Dalseong Park in Daegu city center. You probably saw this park in a lot of V’s photos or on different occasions during his live streaming. The park was established in 1905, and a magnificent traditional gate will welcome you. Impossible to miss it!

The information signs are also displayed in English. If you turn left after entering there is a History Exhibition Hall of Daegu, and to the right, you’ll find the path for the zoo.

On your right, you can find the spot by looking for this tree and the many benches in the background.

Why not take a picture like the one V had taken while you’re here?

  • Please note that now you cannot step on the grass. Be sure to respect this rule while visiting the park.

 

5. Seomun Market

How to go: Dalseong Park → Seomun Market

Address: KR 대구광역시 서구 비산4동 국채보상로 384

                EN 384 Gukchaebosang-ro, Bisan 4(sa)-dong, Seo-gu, Daegu

 

KoreaTravelEasy Recommend: WALK for 14min (916m)

Dalseong Park to Seomun Market

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1. With the park entrance behind, turn right and keep straight until you see a big intersection.

2. Cross at your left you will see the Entrance at a distance. (photo below)

 

Other Option: Taxi for 3 minutes (916m)

1. Take a Taxi to Dalseon Park (Cost:$3).

2. Show the address to the Taxi driver.

 

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There are a lot of traditional markets like this in Korea, however, you may find some confectionery that is difficult to find elsewhere.

The most striking thing when you walk around Seomun Market is all the street food. Here are some that you cannot miss!

5.1     Oranda

Price: 3pieces 10,000won

First, at Seoumun Market, you can try the snack Oranda (오란다 – see picture above) and see how vendors cut it to its shape. A package of Oranda snacks is only ₩10,000, making it a great option to pick up for yourself or as a souvenir for friends.

5.2     Kal-guksu 

Price: 1 plate 3,500won

The market is especially famous for the noodle dish Kal-guksu. You will see the vendors preparing the fresh noodles for customers. Be sure to try one!

5.3     Flat Dumplings

Price: 1plate 3,800won

Don’t miss the Flat Dumplings (납작만두), Suga’s from BTS is said to love these flat dumplings! In fact, flat dumplings are a local specialty of Daegu. Usually, dumplings are stuffed with plenty of ingredients, but these flat dumplings only contain a small amount of filling inside the thin wrappers. While walking around the market, we stopped from time to time to taste some of the things they sell here. In particular, you should have them at MiSongDang (미성당), here the dumplings are fresh made every day!

 

Saemun Market

BTS SUGA’ Itinerary (4hrs)

Course Suga

  • If you want to enlarge the photo: PC> click on the arrow you see in the top left; PHONE > click for few seconds & select “open in new window”
  • Please note that the above transfer time is standard. May change based on traffic conditions.

1. Namsan-dong Instrument Street

Hor to go: Dongdaegu KTX or Bus Terminal → Namsan-dong Instrument Street

Address: KR 대구광역시 남구 대명동 1792-1

                 EN 1792-1 Daemyeong-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu

 

Take Metro for 6stops (15min)

1. Follow the board for Dongdaegu Station Gyeongbu Line (동대구역 경부선).

2. Take Metro Line 1 at Dondaegu Station (동대구역) for 6stops.

3. Get off on Myeongdeok Station (명덕역) and go out at Exit 3.

 

Myeongdok Station Exit 3

Other Option: Take a Taxi for15 min (5.9km) at a cost of 6.5$

 

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You can see a lot of musical instrument shops on this small aptly named Namsan-dong Instrument Street. This street is filled with music academies and decorated with plenty of street art, so it will be nice to take pictures.

SUGA loves to play instruments and he frequented a lot this alley, probably also bought here his first instrument!! An outdoor art exhibit outside the Gyeongbuk Art School will make a perfect shooting set during your visit. There is also a handsome piece of art that resembled Jungkook!

Please follow the instruction below to find out the main spots in Namsan-dong Instrument Street.

 

Namsandong Instrument Map

2. Gwaneum Middle School

How to go: Namsan-dong Instrument Street → Gwaneum Middle School

Address: KR 대구광역시 북구 관음동로 87

                EN 87 Gwaneumdong-ro, Gwaneum-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu

 

Take Monorail for 16stops (25min)

1. Get on Line 3 at Myeongdeok Station (명덕역) per 16stops.

2. Get off on at Dongcheon Station (동천역), Exit 1 (see below).

 

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Then Walk for 1.1km (20min)

 

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3. On the side of the station you will see a stream, cross the bridge.

4. After the bridge you will see this intersection. Take the street with the yellow School Board and go straight.

5. You will reach a big intersection, leave the big library on your right (below) and follow the art walls on the left.

6. You will walk next to an apartment complex. Cross the street when at your right you will see the yellow board below.

7. Continue to go straight until you see a big GS25 in the corner. Take the street as indicated.

8. You will see the red blocks of Gwaneum Middle School and it’s the main gate on your left.

 

Other Option: Take a Taxi for 31 min (32km) at a cost of 13$

 

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This is Gwaneum Middle School, where SUGA graduated. The phrase “student that receives love” is written on the building. I felt that they create a loving and caring atmosphere for the students!

Even though almost 15 years have passed since SUGA was in middle school, he still looks like his middle school self with his child-like eyes and fair-skin.

Leaving back the main gate and follow the school walls and you will see the annex Elementary School. In front of it, you will see a candy shop filled with traditional Korean sneaks. Try a few of them… you will love it! The store seems to be freeze in old times, probably also SUGA used to have some of those sneaks. We wonder… which one of those used to be his favorite?

  • Please note that you are only allowed to take pictures from outside the gate. NO ENTER in the school grounds.

 

3. Gangbuk High School

how to go: Candy Shop in front of Gwaneum Elementary School → Gangbuk High School

Address: KR 대구광역시 북구 태전로 100

                EN 100 Taejeon-ro, Taejeon 1(il)-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu

 

Walk to the n.724 Bus Stop for 8min

 

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1. Leave the Entrance of Elementary School at your back and take the street next to the candy shop.

2. At the big street cross and turn left. You go straight till the main street and cross. The Gwaneum Substation 1 Bus Stop (관음변전소1) will be at your right.

 

Take Bus n. 724 for 4stops (10min)

3. At the Gwaneum Substation 1 Bus Stop (관음변전소1) get on Bus n.724 for 4stops/10min

4. Get off at Taehyun Elementary School (태현초등학교앞) cross the street and you will see the school on the top of a small hill

 

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You all know what SUGA’s name means, right? If you are ARMY that loves BTS, then you would know. SUGA is the shortened version of the basketball position of Shooting Guard! Gangbuk High School’s basketball star SUGA led his team to the championships. Let’s take a look at Gangbuk High School, where SUGA originated. Gangbuk High School is located at the top of an uphill road!

Could it be that SUGA is thin not because of basketball but climbing this hill every day?

  • Please note that you are only allowed to take pictures from outside the gate. NO ENTER in the school grounds.

 

4. BAS Academy

How to Go: Gangbuk High School → BAS Academy

Address: KR 대구광역시 중구 하서동 8-2 바스아카데미

                EN Daegu, Jung-gu, Haseo-dong, 8-2

 

Take the Bus n.724 for 24stops (40min)

1. Cross the road and go to Bus Stop Taehyun Elementary School (태현초등학교앞)  and Get on Bus n.724.

2. Get off at Gwak Hospital Geonneo (곽병원건너) tour back and you will see the orange building.

 

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From the Kwak Hospital bus stop, if you turn around you’ll see a bright orange building on the other side of the street. There is a big picture of SUGA on the side of the building. This is the BAS Academy, a music academy that SUGA attended right before the debut. Since classes are in session, outsiders are not permitted inside. But you can see pictures of SUGA near the entrance.

Can you see the pictures of SUGA by the stairs?

For you, we went inside be sure to see this part in our video!

 

BTS V & SUGA’s Itinerary (8hrs)

Course V & Suga

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  • Please note that the above transfer time is standard. May change based on traffic conditions.

 

1. Namsan-dong Instrument Street

How to go: Dongdaegu KTX or Bus Terminal → Namsan-dong Instrument Street

Address: KR 대구광역시 남구 대명동 1792-1

                 EN 1792-1 Daemyeong-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu

 

Take Metro for 6stops (15min)

1. Follow the board for Dongdaegu Station Gyeongbu Line (동대구역 경부선).

2. Get metro Line 1 at Dondaegu Station (동대구역) for 6stops.

3. Get off on Myeongdeok Station (명덕역) and go out at Exit 3.

 

Myeongdok Station Exit 3

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You can see a lot of musical instruments shops on this small aptly named Namsan-dong Instrument Street. This street is filled with music academies and decorated with plenty of street art, so it will be nice to take pictures.

SUGA loves to play instruments and he frequented a lot this alley, probably also bought here his first instrument!! An outdoor art exhibit outside the Gyeongbuk Art School will make a perfect shooting set during your visit. There is also a handsome piece of art that resembled Jungkook!

Please follow the instruction below to find out the main spots in Namsan-dong Instrument Street.⤵

 

Namsandong Instrument Map

2. Gwaneum Middle School

How to go: Namsan-dong Instrument Street → Gwaneum Middle School

Address: KR 대구광역시 북구 관음동로 87

                EN 87 Gwaneumdong-ro, Gwaneum-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu

 

Take Monorail for 16stops (25min)

1. Get on Line 3 at Myeongdeok Station (명덕역) per 16stops.

2. Get off on at Dongcheon Station (동천역), Exit 1.

 

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Then Walk for 1.1km (20min)

 

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3. On the side of the station you will see a stream, cross the bridge.

4. After the bridge you will see this intersection. Take the street with the yellow School Board and go straight.

5. You will reach a big intersection, leave the big library on your right (below) and follow the art walls on the left.

6. You will walk next to an apartment complex. Cross the street when at your right you will see the yellow board below.

7. Continue to go straight until you see a big GS25 in the corner. Take the street as indicated.

8. You will see the red blocks of Gwaneum Middle School and it’s the main gate on your left.

 

Other Option: Take a Taxi for 31 min (32km) at cost of 13$

 

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This is Gwaneum Middle School, where SUGA graduated. The phrase “student that receives love” is written on the building. I felt that they create a loving and caring atmosphere for the students!

Even though almost 15 years have passed since SUGA was in middle school, he still looks like his middle school self with his child-like eyes and fair-skin.

Leaving back the main gate and follow the school walls and you will see the annex Elementary School. In front of it, you will see a candy shop filled with traditional Korean sneaks. Try a few of them… you will love it! The store seems to be freeze in old times, probably also SUGA used to have some of those sneaks. We wonder… which one of those used to be his favorite?

  • Please note that you are only allowed to take pictures from outside the gate. NO ENTER in the school grounds.

 

3. Gangbuk High School

How to go: Candy Shop in front of Gwaneum Elementary School → Gangbuk High School

Address: KR 대구광역시 북구 태전로 100

                EN 100 Taejeon-ro, Taejeon 1(il)-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu

 

Walk to the n.724 Bus Stop for 8min.

 

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1. Leave the Entrance of Elementary School at your back and take the street next to the candy shop.

2. At the big street cross and turn left. You go straight to the main street and cross. The Gwaneum Substation 1 Bus Stop (관음변전소1) will be at your right.

 

Take Bus n. 724 for 4stops (10min)

3. At the Gwaneum Substation 1 Bus Stop (관음변전소1) get on Bus n.724 for 4stops/10min.

4. Get off at Taehyun Elementary School (태현초등학교앞) cross the street and you will see the school on the top of a small hill.

 

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You all know what SUGA’s name means, right? If you are ARMY that loves BTS, then you would know. SUGA is the shortened version of the basketball position of Shooting Guard! Kangbuk High School’s basketball star SUGA, led his team to the championships. Let’s take a look at Kangbuk High School, where SUGA originated. Kangbuk High School is located at the top of an uphill road!

Could it be that SUGA is thin not because of basketball but climbing this hill every day?

You all know what SUGA’s name means, right? If you are ARMY that loves BTS, then you would already know. SUGA is the shortened version of the basketball position of Shooting Guard! SUGA was a start of Gangbuk High School’s basketball team, he was so good that led his team to the championships!!

Gangbuk High School is located at the top of an uphill road Could it be that SUGA is thin not because of basketball but climbing this hill every day?

  • Please note that you are only allowed to take pictures from outside the gate. NO ENTER in the school grounds.

 

4. Daegu Jeil High School

How to go: Gangbuk High School → Daegu Jeil High School

Address: KR 대구광역시 서구 비산4동 국채보상로 384

                 EN 384 Gukchaebosang-ro, Bisan 4(sa)-dong, Seo-gu, Daegu

 

KoreaTravelEasy Recommend: Take Bus n.724 for 21stops (30min).

 

Bus 724 Bus stop

 

1. Walk to Taehyun Elementary School (태현초등학교앞) Bus Stop and get on Bus 724.

2. Get off at Daegu Jeil High School Front (대구제일고등학교앞).

 

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The first stop of V’s tour is the High school where V started his high school days. He is really sociable and outgoing, so we can imagine that he was also was very close to his teachers during his high school days. V’s high school is near Daegu city center, bet he always gets around in the city when he was in high school. However, after he was scouted for BTS, he started attending Hankuk Performing Arts High, in Seoul like Jimin.

  • Please note that you are only allowed to take pictures from outside the gate. NO ENTER in the school grounds.

 

5. BAS Academy

How to go: Daegu Jeil High School → BAS Academy

Address: KR 대구광역시 중구 하서동 8-2 바스아카데미

                 EN Daegu, Jung-gu, Haseo-dong, 8-2

 

Take the Bus n.724 for 3stops (10min)

1. Get on Bus n.724 at Daegu Jeil High School Front (대구제일교고등학교앞) Bus Stop.

2. Get off at Kwak Hospital Corner (곽병원건너), tour around and you will see the orange building of BAS Academy.

 

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From the Kwak Hospital bus stop, if you turn around you’ll see a bright orange building on the other side of the street. There is a big picture of SUGA on the side of the building. This is the BAS Academy, a music academy that SUGA attended right before the debut. Since classes are in session, outsiders are not permitted inside. But you can see pictures of SUGA near the entrance.

Can you see the pictures of SUGA by the stairs?

For you, we went inside be sure to see this part in our video!

 

6. Daeseong Elementary School

How to go: BAS Academy→ Daeseong Elementary School 

Address: KR 대구광역시 서구 국채보상로 426

                 EN 426 Gukchaebosang-ro, Bisan 4(sa)-dong

 

Take the Bus n.724 for 2stops (8min)

 

To Daeseong Elementary School from BAS

 

1. Leave the Academy, cross the street and take the Bus n.724 from Gwak Hospital Ap 1 (곽병원앞1).

2. Get off at Keunjang Negeori 1 (큰장네거리1) You will see the Elementary School Building on your right.

3. Cross the main street and you will see Daeseong Elementary School’s main gate.

 

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V attended the Daegu Daesung Elementary School for a while until he transferred out. In fact, his family moved from Daegu to Gyungnam while he attended the Changnam Elementary School and completed the graduation. However, soon after his graduation, his family moved back to Daegu and pursued his high school studies in Daegu Jeil High School.

  • Please note that you are only allowed to take pictures from outside the gate. NO ENTER in the school grounds.

 

7. Bisan 4-dong Kindergarden

How to go: Daeseong Elementary School → Bisan 4-dong Kindergarden

Address: KR 대구 서구 비산동 223-4

                 EN 264-25 Bisan 4(sa)-dong, Seo-gu, Daegu

 

Walk for 6 min (480m)

 

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1. From the main gate of Daeseong Elementary School take the small street to the left.

2. At the 2nd intersection at the yellow sign bare left

3. Next, when you see the parking lot, bare left

Just a few minutes away we find the Bisan 4-dong Daycare Center, which V went to before he started elementary school! Below are some cute pictures of V from his daycare center days that can’t help but put a smile on our faces. However, the building we see today is not the same daycare center, the original one has closed.

 

8. Dalseong Park

How to go: Bisan 4-dong Kindergarden → Dalseong Park

Address: KR 대구광역시 서구 비산4동 국채보상로 384

                 EN 384 Gukchaebosang-ro, Bisan 4(sa)-dong, Seo-gu, Daegu

 

KoreaTravelEasy Recommend: TAXI for 6min (1.98km)

1. Take a Taxi to Dalseong Park (Cost:$3).
2. Show the address to the Taxi driver.

 

Other Option: Walk for 20 minutes (1.98km)

 

Bisan 4 donf Kindergarten to Dalseong Park

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The next stop is Dalseong Park in Daegu city center. You did probably saw this park in a lot of V’s photos or on different occasions during his live streaming. The park was established in 1905, and a magnificent traditional gate will welcome you. Impossible to miss it!

The information signs are also displayed in English. If you turn left after entering there is a History Exhibition Hall of Daegu, and to the right, you’ll find the path for the zoo.

On your right, you can find the spot by looking for this tree and the many benches in the background.

Why not take a picture like the one V had taken while you’re here?

  • Please note that now you cannot step on the grass. Be sure to respect this rule while visiting the park.

 

9. Seomun Market

How to go: Dalseong Park → Seomun Market

Address: KR 대구광역시 서구 비산4동 국채보상로 384

                EN 384 Gukchaebosang-ro, Bisan 4(sa)-dong, Seo-gu, Daegu

 

KoreaTravelEasy Recommend: WALK for 14min (916m)

 

Dalseong Park to Seomun Market

 

1. While the park entrance at your back turn right and keep straight until you see a big intersection.

2. Cross at your left you will see the Entrance at a distance.

 

Other Option: Taxi for 3 minutes (916m)

1. Take a Taxi to Dalseon Park (Cost:$3)

2. Show the address to the Taxi driver

 

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There are a lot of traditional markets like this in Korea, anyway, you may find here confectionery that is difficult to find elsewhere.

Most striking when you walk around Seomun Market is all the street food. Here some that you cannot miss!

9.1     Oranda

Price: 3pieces 10,000won

First, at Seoumun Market, you can try the snack Oranda (오란다 – see picture above) and see how vendors cut it to its shape. A package of Oranda snacks is only ₩4,000, making it a great option to pick up for yourself or as a souvenir for friends.

9.2     Kal-guksu

Price: 1 plate 3,500won

The market is especially famous for the noodle dish Kal-guksu. You will see the vendors preparing the fresh noodles for customers. Be sure to try one!

9.3     Flat Dumplings

Price: 1plate 3,800won

Don’t miss to try the Flat Dumplings (납작만두), Suga’s from BTS is said to love these flat dumplings! In fact, flat dumplings are a local specialty of Daegu. Usually, dumplings are stuffed with plenty of ingredients, but these flat dumplings only contain a small amount of filling inside the thin wrappers. While walking around the market, we stopped from time to time to taste some of the things they sell here. In particular, you should have them at MiSongDang (미성당), here the dumplings are fresh made every day!

 

Where to Eat

Looking for something to eat or drink during your tour? We selected few options for you in order to have a smooth trip.

1. Aptm: The Breakfast Club (아파트먼트 중앙점)

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Nearby: BAS Academy (next building 2nd Floor)

Address: KR 대구 중구 국채보상로 532 2층

                 EN Daegu, Jung-gu, Su-dong, 51-1 2 Floor

Price: Americano from 4,300won

           Caffe Latte from 5,300won

           Brunch Set from 12,000won

Business Hour: 9:00-19:00

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cafeapartment/

 

2. Coffee Timber Seomun Branch (커피팀버 서문점)

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Nearby: Dalseong Park (20min walk) and Seomun Market (6min)

Address: KR 대구광역시 중구 달성로 16 커피팀버 서문점

                 EN Coffee Timber Seomun Branch, 16 Dalseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu

Price: Americano from 4,300won

          Caffe Latte from 5,300won

Business Hour: 9:00-20:00

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coffeetimber_seomun/

 

3. Somoonnan Tteokbokki (소문난 떡볶이)

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Address: KR 대구광역시 북구 태전동 979-8

                EN 984-1 Taejeon-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu

Nearby: Suga’s Gangbuk High School (10min walk)

Price: Cup Tteokbokki from 2,000won

           Small Cup Chicken from 2,000won

           Assorted tempura from 2000won

Business Hour: 10:00-19:00

Tteokbokki (떡볶이), or stir-fried rice cakes are a popular Korean food made from small-sized rice cakes. Eomuk (fish cakes), boiled eggs, and scallions are some common ingredients paired with tteokbokki in dishes. It can be seasoned with either spicy gochujang (chili paste) or non-spicy ganjang (soy sauce)-based sauce. Sure that a lot of students visit this store to eat.

 

4. [V Suggestion] Hansushi (한스시)

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Address: KR 대구 남구 두류공원로19길 8-4 1층 한스시

                  EN Duryugongwon-ro 19-gil, Daemyeong-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu

V Set: Mussel Soup + Snow Crab Sushi + Miso Soup (enough for two people)

Price: 22,000won

Business Hour: 10:00 – 22:00

 

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