Daegu to create an artificial waterfall and a natural streamlet running with water from the Nakdong River, historical flood prevention forest made up of Sincheonsu (trees of Sincheon Stream), and cultural recreation area
Daegu Metropolitan City is currently undertaking a project to create a Sincheon Stream History and Culture Garden from March of this year to 2022. The project aims to restore Sincheon Stream of the past by creating an artificial waterfall as well as a natural streamlet, cultural rest areas, and Sincheonsu (trees of Sincheon Stream) on the left bank of the river, upstream of Daebonggyo Bridge, for the historical value of the river and also provide a space for people who are weary from the COVID-19 pandemic to heal, rest, and socialize.
Aerial View of the History and Culture Garden
* This image of the garden has not yet been confirmed.
The “Sincheon Stream History and Culture Garden Project” is a part of the Sincheon Stream Project, which aims to utilize the ecology and culture of Sincheon Stream as resources for tourism. The city plans to turn Sincheon Stream into a prominent, ecological stream by identifying historical and cultural resources hidden in the stream and create cultural values unique to the stream by 2022. The initiation and design will be completed by the end of the year, and the entire project is expected to be finished by 2022.
The main features of this project are: the creation of an artificial waterfall and a natural streamlet using the clear water of the Nakdong River, which is supplied through the stream maintenance flow, and the installation of a walking path and cultural rest areas along the streamlet, where people can dip their feet in the clear Nakdong River, heal, rest, and socialize with others.
In addition, in order to restore the historical value of the stream, the city will plant zelkovas and hackberries, recorded as Sincheonsu (trees of Sincheon Stream) in the Chronicles of Daegu, Gyeongsang-do, which was compiled around 1907, and blend them in with the habitat of tall pines that were transplanted due to the construction of discharge water treatment facilities at the Gachang Purification Plant in Dalseong. Moreover, through the installation of a sculpture of Daegu’s slogan as well as informational panels on the history of the Sincheon Stream Forest and the promotion of clean water supply, the city will provide a variety of sights and entertainment to help people lay down their burdens of their busy daily lives and enjoy history and culture.
Kim Chung-han, head of Daegu's Future Space Development Headquarters, remarked, "Through this Sincheon History and Culture Garden Project, we will restore the history of Sincheon Stream, which flows across Daegu from north to south, and has been with the people for a long time. Moreover, we hope that the historical and cultural rest areas, such as an artificial waterfall and natural streamlet, will provide the people of our city who are weary from the COVID-19 pandemic with places to heal, rest, and restore themselves.”