Dongseongno Spark a new Daegu hot spot

Photos by ChiHon Kim
Photos by ChiHon Kim

Dongseongno Spark a new Daegu hot spot

by ChiHon Kim
Stripes Korea

When you think of Daegu, what would you say is its landmark?

Born and raised in Daegu, I wouldn’t describe my city as a tourist destination, but there are still many great attractions like E-World, a great amusement park for kids, or 83tower, a towering presence over Daegu. Other attractions like the beautiful Gatbawi stone buddha at Mt. Palgong and Seomun Market are two other good ones you should have on your Daegu list. A new landmark was added to the list earlier this year when Dongseongno Spark opened in January.

An 8-story theme park and shopping mall, Dongseongno Spark is the new hot spot in Daegu’s busiest neighborhood. This is beyond a mall and theme park, leading for locals to refer to it as a “complex-mall” since it is a destination for fashion, entertainment and gastronomy. You can find this titanic-sized 26,000-square-foot entertainment central just 3.7 km from Camp Henry.

The small amusement park on Dongseongno Spark’s 7th floor was recently reopened after a suspension due to COVID-19.

Rides range from about 4000 to 5000 won each (about $3.24) per ride. There is even a disk’o coaster and other rides great for the kids and adults in your family. For a more relaxed ride, grab a ticket for the 25-story-high Ferris wheel equipped with cabins featuring transparent floors.

Other fun activities in the entertainment area of the complex include a video game arcade, bowling, laser tag battle, VR zone and screen archery and shooting. And, when you get hungry grab a bite in any of the dozens of restaurants to choose from.

If shopping is more your style, this complex mall has over 90 imported and national brand shops on the first three floors. Shop until sun set and then head to the 8th floor where the rooftop garden serves up views of Daegu and surrounding areas.

The next time I have guests visiting or friends asking for recommendations, Dongseongno Spark is definitely going to be at the top of my Daegu must-see list.

Address: 61, Dongseong-ro 6-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu
Use Waze to drive to 스파크랜드:
Operating hours:
Sun – Thu / holiday noon to 8 p.m.
Fri – Sat noon to 11 p.m.
Weekday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Weekend/ holiday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
PHONE: 053 - 230 - 2010

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