Jincheon-dong is home to some of the oldest prehistoric
remains in the country. This ancient complex of tools, stones, and graves scattered
around Sangin, Wolbae, Jincheon, and Daegok subway stations only prove that
Daegu was a sustainable area for humans to live during the Bronze Age. Also, it
pushes the history of the city as far back as 20,000 years. Who said there was
nothing cool to see in Daegu??
Going around the entire complex would take several hours, but if you’re up for the walking tour, go for it!! One of these days I’m going to rent a motor scooter and take a look around all of the locations. In this post, I’ll just stick to the main location.
Right after coming out of Jincheon subway station you’ll see caveman-themed poles and signs. See the leopard skin too? LOL
These are some of the funniest marketing ideas I’ve seen in South Korea.
This is the best one!!! It's really creative, right? And it doesn’t stop here.
Down the street leading to the park are more prehistoric drawings of animals such as deer, horses, and buffalo.
Even this random stamp in the middle of the street is cool!!! This one is for a walking tour stamp trail. I plan on doing that when the coronavirus clears up and tourism picks back up.
No words for this. Pure genius marketing!
Just looking at the park in plain sight doesn’t do much justice, but as I said, it is just a small part of the prehistoric complex (Prehistoric Way) scattered around this district. This spot, in particular, was the first ritual site to be excavated, so it comes to no surprise that the stamp trail leads us here. This park was established in 2000 to preserve the cultural site and to provide useful resources for further studies on ancient cultures in Daegu. If you walk pass the information center there will be a road leading to another nearby location.
This massive 6-meters high, 20-meters long stone sculpture is the latest attraction in the Wolbae area. It looks a bit creepy at first, but if you think about it, 20,000 years ago those people did sleep here. This was built to preserve history while providing countless opportunities to recognize prehistoric cultures. There aren’t a lot of remains from the prehistoric times that we can preserve or restore, so the best way to keep the history alive is through thematic art like this. If you want to take a walking tour with a guide, you can tell the staff member at the information center. Last year, I was even invited to join the English group with some friends.
Address: Dalseo-gu, Sanghwa-ro 15-gil 33