Daegu (also spelled Taegu or 대구 광역시 in Hangul) is a modern city with a bustling downtown walking mall area. Daegu is a rather large city of 2.5 million people, the fourth largest in the country of South Korea. Daegu is a center for textile and clothing manufacturing industries as a Korean "Fashion City" and serves as a major transportation hub for commerce at the confluence of the Geumho and Nakdong rivers. Because it is located in a basin among several low mountain ranges, the climate of Daegu is hotter than the rest of Korea during the summer.
Daegu boasts a significant shopping area in the central business district called Dongseongno. This city is also the birthplace of baseball in Korea. The Daegu area has a strong Buddhist influence with many temples evident. Confucianism is also popular with a large academy located in the city. Christianity has taken hold and several churches have been added.
The Daegu Airport is shared with the military and the city has access to excellent public transportation via buses and trains. Springtime in Daegu is accented by cherry tree blossoms throughout the city.
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