One of the most popular streets in Daegu is Dongseongno Street. Situated in downtown Daegu, this street is where the youth of the city spends most of their time outside of school and work. In this area, between Lotte Young Plaza and Dong-A Department Store, rests many clothing shops.
Dongsung-ro, or East Castle Road as we learned in the previous blogs, is the title of the long street beginning at Daegu Station and continuing through downtown Daegu. You will find many department stores, clothing shops, jewelry stores, restaurants of all varieties, clubs, pubs, and movie theatres.
<1> Daegu Station - Novotel Daegu City Centre Sector
|Daegu Station a long time ago|
|Dongseongno’s North Entrance|
|Fashion and Jewelry Street|
After the addition of Dong-A Department Store in the early 1970s, Dongseongno Street quickly became more developed. This store was closed for a few months after it was first constructed due to a large fire damaging much of the interior, but it was quickly reopened and helped to further develop downtown Daegu as the city’s first department store.
|Novotel Daegu City Centre|
Here is Hanil Theatre, the city’s oldest theatre.
|Old picture of Hanil Theatre|
In 1938 Daegu saw the opening of the Kinema Club, now known as Hanil Theatre. This theatre was well known throughout the country until the late 80s as Daegu’s representative movie theater. To keep up with the times the theatre has adapted and has turned into a quality multiplex cinema.
|Street view from Hanil Theatre to Debec Department Store|
|Debec Department Store|
|The Renovated Donseongno|
|Debec Department Store-Jungang Police Station Area|
|North street of Debec Department Store|