Entrance to the Cheongdo Bullfighting Stadium
Two bulls in the ring
Two bulls, mid-fight
Finally, one bull backs down and runs away, the one who stays is the winner!
However, just like any festival in Korea, there's always a lot more to do and see than just the main event. Photo ops, traditional Korean games, performers and local products for sale were abound.
Me with Bunga the Bull
My friend trying Neolttwigi
My friend trying Gulleongsoe
Cute bull mascots
'Cheongdo Bullfighting Theme Park'
Me pulling a
Wine tunnel entrance
Enjoying a glass of wine in the tunnel
Glass of 'regular' persimmon wine
Entry gate of Daejeok Temple
To go to Cheongdo, take the train from Seoul Station. Direct trains take about 4 hours and 15 minutes, 22,300 won each way. For a faster, but pricier ride, take the KTX to DongDaegu and transfer.
From Cheongdo Station to the Bullfighting Stadium, exit the station, cross the street and turn left. There is a local bus terminal about 100m on the left. Find a city bus going to Punggak. Get off at the Chilseong 3-way Junction (Samgeori) Bus Stop, or find a direct bus to the bullfighting ring (소싸음장). Purchase bus tickets before boarding the bus.
From Cheongdo Station to the Wine Tunnel, take a bus from the local bus terminal, or take a taxi (about $13,000 won). Taxi from the Bullfighting stadium is about $9,000 won.