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  1. Eight Scenic Beauties of Apsan Mountain
  2. Gosangol Dinosaur Park

Gosangol Dinosaur Park

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Gosangol Dinosaur Park

The site is where you can see traces of the Cretaceous period 100 million years ago in Gosan-gol, where you can understand the sedimentary environment around the huge lake at that time through fossils of dinosaur footprints, dry heat, and ripple marks. More than 1 million tourists visit Daegu in a year since it was established in 2017. It is a rising tour place of daegu.

Dinosaur Park

Description of tourist attraction

  • Location : near public parking lot of Gosangol(wheelchair accessiblewheelchair accessible)
  • Description of Dinosaur Park :
    In 2006, footprint fossils presumed to have been madeby herbivorous dinosaurs during the Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era,around 100 million years ago, were found in Apsan Gosangol. Built after the fossils were excavated, this park displays a range of life-sized robot dinosaurs,including the Tyrannosaurus, Spinosaurus , Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Pachycephalosaurus.
    To make the dinosaur figures more realistic, soft materials were used to allow the heads, eyes, and tails of the dinosaursto move naturally. Around the dinosaurs,there area photo zone with dinosaur eggs and baby dinosaurs,a dinosaur fossil excavation experience site, and a playground. The dinosaur information board in the parkexplains how toinstallthe park’s VR smartphone application, which allows anyoneto watch the process through which dinosaur fossilsare formed and take selfieswith virtual dinosaurs in the background.
  • Nearby attractions : Gosangol Sculpture Park, Apsan Cable Car, and Apsan Observatory
  • Transportation : Bus: 349, 405, 604, or 3-1

Dinosaur Park Trails

Apsan Jarak-gilTrail / “Softly” and “Gently”  / Gosangol Trail Tour Beopjangsa Temple / Playground / Suspension Bridge / Small Library in the Woods / Management Office / Children’s Experience & Learning Site / Street of Poetry / Scripture Park / Mud Cracks/ Geumansa Temple / You are here! / Public Parking Lot / Dinosaur Footprint Fossil Site / Ripple Mark / Yongdutoseong Fortress / Restaurants / Metasequoia Path / Barefoot Walkway / Sincheon Stream / Retusa Fringetree Path/ Children’s Ecological Experience Site / NamguCitizen’sSports Plaza / Public Sports Center / Tennis Court / Golf Course / Apsan Beltway / To Gangdanggol / Dinosaur Footprint Fossil Site 2 / Address / 43,Yongdu 2-gil, Nam-gu, Daegu Metropolitan City / Inquiries / Website / Facebook / Blog / Open larger map [click]

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