The City, Daegu

Daegu – A city where high-tech industries and global culture co-exist

WGC 2021 will take place in the colourful city of Daegu in the Republic of Korea. Daegu is situated in the south-east of Korea, with over 2.5 million residents. Daegu aims to become a city of future-oriented advanced technology and its five main industries are energy, water, medical, cars of the future and IoT.

Gyeongbuk province, the region surrounding Daegu, is a beautiful region which treasures the East Sea and is rich with Korean traditions and charm. Download the Daegu – Gyeongbuk Business Travel Guide to start planning your visit.


Daegu Metropolitan City is…

  • Home to the head quarters of Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS).
  • An innovative city where Samsung started its global business.
  • An eco-friendly and high-tech city with Water, Medical, Clean Energy, Auto and IoT industries, opening up a new era.
  • A centre of cultural arts full of attractions, entertainments, food and festivals throughout the year.
Daegu Temple
Seomun Market
Latern festiva, Daegu, WGC 2021

Six UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites – Within one hour driving distance of Daegu

Gyeongju Seokguram Grotto

The Seokguram Grotto, made of granite, is situated on top of the Tohamsan mountain. The temple is shaped in half a circle, slightly different than many other temples.

Gyeongju Bulguksa

Bulguksa is often mentioned as one of the most beautiful temples in Korea. The temple is home to seven of the national treasures of Korea and is named scenic site No.1 in the country.

Gyeongju Historic Areas

The Gyeongju historic areas are several sites clustered together throughout the city of Gyeongju.

Yangdong Village

Yangdong Village is the largest traditional village in Korea, dating back to the Joseon Dynasty.

Andong Hahoe Village

Home to the famous Andong Mask Dance Festival, this little village is well-known for its traditional houses.

Haeinsa Janggyeong Panjeon

Haeinsa is the place where the Tripitaka Koreana is preserved, the most complete Buddhist texts collection of 80,000 woodblocks.

© WGC 2021 National Organizing Committee

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