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is a nation that boasts a fast growing economy and a lifestyle that
brings together the old and the new. Once known simply as a quiet
nation in the East, the Korean peninsula now hardly sleeps as it
pulsates with life and commerce. Branch offices of major international
corporations and business as well as most of the western franchises
can be found throughout the country.
face of modernity, Koreans still greatly value their 5 millennia
of history and culture and the Confucian philosophy that had governed
the lives of their ancestors.
Many global events take place in Korea annually, with the 2002 FIFA
World Cup Soccer Games being the most recent.
Korean peninsula also features numerous scenic mountains and rivers
that Koreans have often likened to beautifully embroidered brocade.
Standard Time is GMT plus 9 hours.
4 season climate is regarded as a continental climate from a temperate
standpoint and a monsoon climate from a precipitation standpoint.
for 220 volts are dominant in Korea. Always check the power supply
before using your equipment.
unit of Korean currency is the Won(￦). Coin denominations
are ￦10, ￦50, ￦100 and ￦500.
Banknotes are ￦1,000, ￦5,000 and ￦10,000.
banknotes and traveler's check can be exchanged at foreign exchange
banks and other authorized moneychangers. As of 1 November, 2006
the exchange rate is approximately $1 to ￦ 980. Credit cards :
Club, Visa, American Express and MasterCard are widely accepted
at major hotels, shops and restaurants in the larger cities. Check
with your credit card company for details of merchant acceptability
and other services which may be available. Traveler's check :
but may be difficult to change in smaller towns. To avoid additional
exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take Traveler's
check in US Dollars.
emergency telephone number in Korea is 119. This will connect you
to an operator who will alarm police, medical aid or the fire brigade.
Police can be contacted for any urgent matter via the number 112.
In the event of emergency, try and locate a bilingual speaker to avoid
additional frustration or stress during any unforeseen time of duress.
foreign visitors wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have
a valid passport and obtain a Korean visa before coming. But people
of 99 countries who want to visit Korea temporarily are permitted
to enter without a visa according to visa-exemption agreements (Table1),
or in accordance with principles of reciprocity or national interest
· [Table1] Countries under Visa Exemption Agreements
Austria / 90
Belgium / 90
Bulgaria / 90
Czech Republic / 90
Denmark / 90
Estonia / 90
Finland / 90
France / 90
Greece / 90
Germany / 90
Hungary / 90
Iceland / 90
Ireland / 90
Italy / 60
Liechtenstein / 90
Luxembourg / 90
Malta / 90
Netherlands / 90
Norway / 90
Portugal / 60
Poland / 90
Romania / 90
Spain / 90
Slovak Republic / 90
Sweden / 90
Switzerland / 90
United Kingdom / 90
Asia and Oceania
Bangladesh / 90
Israel / 90
Malaysia / 90
New Zealand / 90
Pakistan / 90
Singapore / 90
Thailand / 90
Turkey / 90
Barbuda / 90
Bahamas / 90
Barbados / 90
Brazil / 90
Colombia / 90
Costa Rica / 90
wealth of Dominica / 90
Dominican Republic / 90
El Salvador / 90
Grenada / 90
Haiti / 90
Jamaica / 90
Mexico / 90
Nicaragua / 90
Panama / 90
Peru / 90
St. Lucia / 90
St. Kitts and Nevis / 90
Vincent & the Grenadines / 90
Surinam / 90
Trinidad and Tobago / 90
Lesotho / 60
Liberia / 90
Morocco / 90
Tunisia / 30
· [Table2] Countries or Regions under principles of reciprocity and
is Korea's 3rd largest city. The views of Mt. Palgong-san
to the north and Mt. Ap-san to the south are hidden by smog
less often than the mountains encircling Seoul. The area is
a major textile center for Korea, producing vast amounts of
cloth and clothing. It also serves as a major hub for metal
and machine industries, with several manufacturing plants
from the nation's largest conglomerates. Agriculturally, the
area has much farmland and is especially known for its apples.
Around 100 A.D. Daegu was called "Dalguhwa" or "Dalgubol"
meaning "big heights" and it was renamed as Daegu
(which means big basin) in 1780. It also means 'big city'.
Since then, it has been the center of Gyeongsang province. Since
the establishment of Gyeongsang-gamyeong, the provincial government
office, in 1601, it has been the center of administration, business
and military of the Yeongnam region.
In July 1981 Daegu was upgraded to a Jikhalsi, or a district,
under the direct control of central government and its area
was extended to be 455.90. With the beginning of the local autonomy
in January 1995, it became a metropolitan city. In March 1995,
it absorbed Dalseong-gun, a county in its neighborhood; its
area mounted to 885.30, and its population jumped to 2.5million.
is located at the center of the southeast region of the Korean
Peninsula. The city is approximately 300 km south from Seoul
and 120 km north from Busan. Sincheon Stream runs from the
east to the west through the city and joins the Geumho-gang
River, and it also joins the Nakdong-gang River in the southwest
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continental climate is due to the mountains surrounding the
city, which block the wind from the sea. The weather is expected
to be hot and humid in Daegu during the time of this Symposium.
While spending time outside, protect yourself from sunburn and
always be on the lookout for intermittent showers.
hottest month (August)
temperature 26.3 Celsius
coldest month (January)
temperature 0.8 Celsius
Area & Population
(hugs consumer market of 5 million including the satellite
has been recognized as a high quality education city, producing
certified human resources every year through 24 colleges and
universities in and around the city. The city government has
found cooperative ways to facilitate partnership between education
and industry. Public libraries, increasing in number, have
been used as spaces for social education in regional communities.
universities and 14 junior colleges
44,000 college graduates every year
Restaurants in Daegu
is a beautiful city with a high-grade food culture as well
as time-honored tradition. There are several restaurant districts
where a variety of restaurants stand close together. Those
restaurants provide diners with delicious foods offering a
taste of city culture.
100 restaurants with different menus gather to form a
food town. These range from Korean to Japanese, western
and other ethnic foods. This town is beloved by many connoisseurs
and has become one of the more famous areas in Daegu.
Apsan Circular Road
the roadside of Apsan Circular Road in front of Mt.
Apsan in the south of Daegu are many different kinds
of restaurants which form a street of restaurants. In
addition to delicious cuisine, you can also enjoy the
beautiful scenery of the mountain.
Donghwasa Temple Area
tourists and visitors who come to see Donghwasa Temple
and Mt. Palgong stop by this district as it is situated
in front of Donghwasa Temple in Mt. Palgong. Sanchae-bibimbap
topped with fresh wild greens from Mt. Palgong and Pine
mushroom dishes are very popular.
enjoying mountain climbing as well as Buddhists visiting
Gatbawi Buddha statue often come to this district. Traditional
bean curd dishes and buckwheat and acorn jellies are
popular as healthy food.
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