Family-Friendly Things to Do at Suseong Lake in Daegu

There are a lot of Things to do at Suseong Lake in Daegu, South Korea– cafes, food, bars, walking, and enjoying the reservoir on a duck boat.

Suseong Lake is a large man-made lake in the city of Daegu and one of the city’s most successful green energy initiatives. It was created as a reservoir for agricultural use. But it has evolved into a popular walking and biking trail. You can find couples, families, and friends around the lake all year-long. Taking in the spring colors and the scent of the cherry blossoms is a popular Spring activity. too. The lake is crowded during the summer with cute duck boats. And people-watching is a sport under the Autumn trees too. Keep warm in one of the coffee and dessert shops surrounding the lake during the winter.

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Things to do at Suseong Lake in Daegu

Suseong Lake or Suseongmot is a man-made lake and one of the first places we discovered when we arrived. Firstly because we looked at a couple of apartments in the area. And secondly, because it’s one of the largest tourist attractions in the city.

The lake is huge and very pretty. But it didn’t start off this way. It has evolved over the years. Koreans love their outdoor spaces. Mostly because traditional Korean apartments are pretty small. And many young people–poor things, still live with their parents.

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A Green Energy Project

The area around the man-made lake recently went through three years of renovations. The renovations included installing a new drainage system and a catwalk with railings. Therefore the water is clean and the walkways line the lake and offer a beautiful pathway.

Designed with the future in mind, the lake is just one of the city’s green energy projects. The Arboretum  (an eco-friendly reclaimed landfill park) and the Arc (a river restoration and drought/ flooding initiative) are also making a difference in reversing the effects of pollution and poor planning. Both initiatives, in addition to the vigorous recycling program, are leading the country in the right direction. Daegu wants to invest in green energy, city planning, and environmental responsibility.

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What to do Around Suseong Lake

A Walking Path, Duck Boats, and a Music and Nightly Laser Light Show 

You can sit on a bench or under one of the red umbrellas installed right on the lake too. Enjoy musicians and entertainment. Walk your dog on the packed dirt path, enjoy a picnic lunch, or paddle around on one of the duck boats. They actually quack. Be just like the locals and workout at one of the outdoor gyms found all around the lake. Or stay for the music and nightly laser light shows that occur at sunset.

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Restaurants on Suseong Lake

Coffee, Shaved Ice and Restaurants

Enjoy a shaved ice treat on the 747 series airplane. Yes, I said airplane. It’s parked just off the lake. Have a beer, coffee, or dinner at one of the cafes, coffee shops, or restaurants. The gorgonzola pizza at Baqus is really, really good. There are traditional Korean restaurants, like beef n leaves. There are also lots of ethnic restaurants that include Hawaiian, Italian, Vietnamese, Thai, and Mexican. They are all down there.

Funland Park

Finally, not only can hey ride their skates, scooters, and bikes around Suseong Lake. But they can ride one of the amusement park rides at Funland located just off the path, near the airplane.

 

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2 thoughts on “Family-Friendly Things to Do at Suseong Lake in Daegu

  1. We have two kids, 3 and 5 and I want to know if you think its easy for kids to fit in there. Do you have to speak the language to get around in the city? How do Koreans treat Americans, are they as friendly as I think?

    1. I don’t think your kids will have a problem. They may actually assimilate easier than you depending on where you are coming from. The Koreans are curious, don’t take offense because they do stare, ask you very personal questions are blunt, to say the least. And that’s not because they are mean, it’s just many of them speak limited English, ie. dirty might mean messy.

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