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SKYLAKE is located in Dongseong-ro, which is known to be the center of culture and industry in Daegu. It is a cosmetic cafe where visitors can make cosmetic products based on traditional Korean medicine and is close to nature.

It is especally popular for people who are interested in making their own cosmetics (reservations are required). The classes are held on the upper floor of the cafe. Participants get to wear yellow clay-dyed bandanas and aprons. Many people enjoy the fact that the outfit was worn in the globally popular Korean drama “Daejanggeum(A Jewel in the Palace).” One participant decided to make a mask pack to soothe their skin, which was easily irritated with the change of seasons. On the table there was an electronic scale, a measuring cup, a pipette and some other tools that are used when making masks. To make a mask, you have to first make an essence. When you put the essence in a bag that contains a sheet, you get a handmade mask pack.

Participants receive help from an instructor and a demonstration video. There are teams of two for the experience. Everybody is allowed to take two mask packs and 20ml with them. First, a traditional Korean medicine water mixture is poured into a bowl. That water is also said to be in all SKYLAKE cosmetic products. It contains 18 ingredients that are distilled and produced in-house. It replaces the purified water that goes into the brand's other cosmetics and makes up about 80% of the essence being made. Further additions are galactomyces, which comes from yeast, hyaluronic acid, which helps with regeneration, as well as glycerin, aloe and two or three natural oils. The ingredients mixed together become a transparent and thick gel-like essence. They are carefully put in a bag that has a sheet inside with air removed and turned into a mask pack.

Traditional Korean medicine cosmetics made with time and care

At SKYLAKE, mask packs are not the only thing visitors can make. Visitors are also taught how to make traditional Korean medicine soaps, knotweed shampoo and cooling sprays. The cooling sprays are new. They use menthol and mint to relax tense muscles. People like the program because they can make sprays that refresh their minds.

After the program and while waiting for the soap to harden in the refrigerator, it is time for tea. It is included in the price and served on a comfortable sofa. It is a nice time-out with homemade herbal tea. They have ginger tea, which raises the body's temperature, and also cnidium tea, angelica root tea and adzuki bean tea, which is said to be effective in discharging toxins. In-house brand products are displayed on the ground floor, including the traditional Korean medicine skin Slotion that was introduced on the popular beauty television program “Get It Beauty.” The medicinal water they use for their products is matured and fermented, then boiled and distilled for four days. Then, it is left again for 90 days to mature. It has no preservatives, alcohol or chemicals. All products are 100% natural and safe to use for children.

About traditional Korean medicine water

SKYLAKE's medicine water is made with 18 natural ingredients which are distilled in-house. The ingredients include cnidium and angelica root, which are said to be good for blood circulation and balance, poria cocos, which is known for its moisturizing and immune system aiding effect, chestnut, which supports oil control and pore contraction, mint and licorice, plum and kelp. These ingredients are known to discharge toxins and soothe, whiten and tighten the skin. At SKYLAKE this kind of water replaces the distilled water that other brands use.


  • +82-53-253-2380
  • 11:00~20:00 (closed on Lunar New Year's day)
  • Reservations required (2 hours prior to arrival)
  • All classes staring from KRW 10,000
    Available Language : CHN, JPN
  • 2F, 3, Gongpyeong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
  • sky-lake.co.kr
  • Guests must be at least 8 years old

The above information is valid as of March 2019


Daegu, known for its large yangnyeonsi (traditional Korean herb medicine market), has a wide variety of traditional Korean medicine-themed tour programs. You can create and apply your own herbal cosmetics as well as enjoy medicinal herbal tea and a foot bath. Let the energy of medicinal herbs fully vitalize your body!

[Day 1] Dongseong-ro Street and Fashion Jewelry Town → 1 km, 16 min by foot → 25 Must-Go Wellness Spots SKYLAKE 2.6 km, 10 min by bus + 8 min by foot Seomun Night Market → 910 m, 14 min by foot

[Day 2] Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine 340 m, 5 min by foot Bakery Tour 12.7 km, 21 min by bus + 1 min by foot Otgol Village

Symbol of Daegu City Trip
Dongseong-ro Street and Fashion Jewelry Town

Dongseong-ro Street is dubbed as the “Myeong-dong of Daegu.” The area is packed with things to see and eat along the web-like alleys of Café Alley and Yasi Alley. Department stores and cinemas also dot the area. In particular, the Fashion Jewelry Town is always crowded with couples who want to make the couple rings themselves. Heimat Music Hall, a classical music room that first opened in 1957 and has been run for three generations, is also located in Dongseong-ro Street.   30, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu / 053-252-2696 / tour.daegu.go.kr

Herbal Medicine-Based Cosmetics Café—Bringing You Beauty and Joy

SKYLAKE is a healing café operated by a cosmetics company that manufactures products with traditional Korean herbs. When you enter the Healing Lounge of SKYLAKE Dongseong-ro Branch, the first thing that welcomes you is the subtle smell of medicinal herbs filling the cozy, café-like place. Natural herbal cosmetics made by SKYLAKE including lotions, lip balms, sunscreens, soaps, and body cleansers are neatly displayed. SKYLAKE’s cosmetics are made using water distilled from herbs in traditional Korean pottery and beeswax from Jirisan Mountain as natural preservatives. These have been gaining popularity across the world as “edible cosmetics.” Its lip balm ranked first in sales on an online Japanese duty-free shop. Experience how to make your own cosmetics at the Healing Lounge. Here, you can make your own sheet mask using the ingredients you want. While selecting and measuring natural ingredients such as aloe gel, grapefruit oil, galactomyces, and hyaluronic acid for your own cosmetics, you will feel time fly. After the session, you can relieve fatigue with a cup of complimentary medicinal herbal tea. In addition, a foot bath where you soak your feet in the water with herbal ingredients will promote blood circulation and relieve stress. Your skin will feel refreshed and your mood will lift after all these experiences.


3, Gongpyeong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu / +82-53-253-2380 / Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Weekends: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. / www.sky-lake.co.kr

Enjoy Late-Night Snacks at One of Korea’s Best Night Markets
Seomun Night Market

Seomun Market, the traditional market that represents Daegu, is more popular at night than during the day. Opened in March 2016, the night market has since attracted more and more people. At 7:00 p.m., over 80 stalls open shop along the 350-m street, creating the largest night market in Korea. Every night, the market is crowded with people who want to try the meticulously selected late-night snacks that survived high competition and standards.   45, Keunjang-ro 26-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu / +82-53-803-1988 / Weekends: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (Varies by month; check the website for details.) / www.nightseomun.com

From Herbal Foot Bath to Cosmetics-Making
Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine

The most popular section in Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine is the Oriental Medicine Experience Station on the second floor. It consists of the Oriental Medicine Principles and Body Tour Zone, Oriental Medicine and Health in Practice Zone, and Oriental Medicine Hands-on Experience Zone. At the Hands-on Experience Zone, visitors can enjoy a foot bath and try making herbal soaps, fragrance pouches, and lip balms using medicinal herbs.   49, Dalgubeol-daero 415-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu / +82-53-253-4729 / 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (closed on Mondays) / www.daegu.go.kr

Must-Go Place for Bread Lovers
Daegu Bakery Tour

Popular bakeries that attract bread lovers around the country are concentrated in Jungang-ro, Daegu. Among the more popular ones are the so-called “mayak (drug) bread” of Samsong Bakery, which opened its business in 1957, the Banwoldang Croquette that created a croquette craze nationwide, and Geundaegolmok Danpatppang (bun with sweet red bean filling).  
Samsong Bakery (Main Store) : 395, Jungang-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu / +82-53-254-4064
Banwoldang KORokke (Main Store) : 2100, Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu / +82-53-252-7127
Geundaegolmok Danpatppang (Main Store) : 60, Namseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu / +82-53-423-1883

Traditional Village with 400 Years of History
Otgol Village

Otgol Village is the clan village of the Gyeongju Choe clan, which settled in the area in 1616. Visitors are first welcomed by two huge locust trees standing at the entrance to the village. Walking along the stonewall path leads you to the House of Baekbul, the head house of the Gyeongju Choe clan, located in the deepest area of the village. Various experience programs are available for visitors: wearing hanbok (traditional Korean costume), riding in gama (palanquin), dado (Korean tea ceremony), tteok mechigi (rice cake pounding), and various Korean traditional games such as neolttwigi, jegichagi, and yunnori.   195-5, Otgol-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu / +82-53-983-6407 / otgolhanokvillage.modoo.at

TIP icon Travel Tips

Daegu City Tour on a Double-Decker Bus

By using a city tour bus that circulates 14 stops, you can conveniently look around the attractions in the city. You can get off where you want to look around and simply get on the next bus.


Dongdaegu Station → Pyeonghwa Market → Dongseong-ro Street → Gyeongsang-Gamyeong ParkㆍJongno → Modern Culture Alley → Seomun MarketㆍDalseong Park → Bangogae Muchimhoe Alley → E-WorldㆍDuryu Park → Anjirang Gopchang Alley → Apsan Observatory → Suseongmot Lake → Daegu Children's Hall → Kim Kwang Suk Memorial Mural Road → Gukchaebosang Memorial Park


Operation Hours

9:30 a.m. – 6:40 p.m.


Adults: KRW 5,000; Teenagers: KRW 4,000; Children: KRW 3,000





bag icon Recommended Wellness Tours

Enjoy Palgongsan Mountain with City Tour Bus
Sinnam Station > Dongdaegu Station > Ancient Tombs in Bullo-dong / DTC Textile Museum > Daegu Bangjja Yugi (Korean Bronzeware) Museum > Donghwasa Temple > Daegu Safety Theme Park > Dongdaegu Station

The easiest and most comfortable way to look around every corner of Palgongsan Mountain, including its hidden attractions, is to take a city tour bus. The bus departs from Exit 2 of Sinnam Station at 9:30 a.m. and from the City Tour Bus Stop of Dongdaegu Station at 10:00 a.m. daily, excluding Mondays.

Ancient Tombs in Bullo-dong : March to mid-June, mid-September to mid-November
DTC Textile Museum : January, February, end of June to early September, end of November to December

Inquiries +82-53-627-8900 / Fees Adults: KRW 5,000; Teenagers: KRW 4,000; Children: KRW 3,000 / Website www.daegucitytour.com

Recommended Restaurants

· Mirim Restaurant : pork cutlet / 6, Gukchaebosang-ro 93-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu / +82-53-554-6636

· Jungang Tteokbokki : spicy rice cakes / 81, Dongseong-ro 2-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu / +82-53-424-7692

· Daebaek Sonkalguksu : house-made noodle soup / 114, Dongdeok-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu / +82-53-423-2792

· Gaejeung Restaurant Dongseong-ro Branch : cold buckwheat noodles, hot-pot bibimbap / 36-6, Dongseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu / +82-53-422-0366

· Anapjeong : stewed ribs / 2507, Dalgubeol-daero, Suseong-gu, Daegu / +82-53-742-3369


Recommended Accommodations

· Hotel Susung : 106-7, Yonghak-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu / +82-1899-1001 / www.hotelsusung.co.kr

· Rivertain Hotel : Korea Quality / 193, Gyeongsanggamyeong-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu / +82-53-269-4000 / rivertain.com

· Hotel Top : Goodstay / 7, Igokdong-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu/ +82-53-582-3319