Daejeon is the 5th largest city in South Korea, with a population of approximately 1.5 million. It is located in the centre of Korea and serves as the hub of transportation, distribution, and economy with the most dynamic industrial activities and economic development.
More than 200 research institutes, including the research and development facilities of Samsung, LG and KAIST, are located within Daedeok Science Town in Yuseong-gu on the far outskirts of town, locally referred to as “Daedeok Innopolis.”
Expo Park was built on the site of the 1993 Daejeon Expo as a science education space. Attractions include Hanbit Tower, Daejeon Expo Memorial Hall, World Expo Memorial Museum and Daejeon Traffic Culture Institute.
Hanbat Arboretum is claimed to be the largest urban arboretum, covering 387,000m2. It hosts a learning centre, reservoir and recreational area.
Gyejoksan Mountain Red Clay Trail is a 14km eco-healing barefoot walking trail at an altitude of 200-300m above sea level. Along the trail, Gyejoksanseong Fortress offers the best view of downtown Daejeon.
Daecheongho Lake is a man-made, 80km-long reservoir, finished in 1980, that supplies drinking and industrial water to Daejeon and Cheongju. The lake is home to many migratory and resident birds, and the area is famous for its beautiful driving route through nearby hills.
Jangtaesan Recreational Forest includes a dense forest of ginkgo trees and bald cypress and is the only Metasequoia forest in Korea. Lush valleys, a reservoir, walking paths, physical activity facilities and a botanical garden are available for visitors.
Daejeon Hoedeok Dongchundang Park. Built in 1653 for Song Jung-gil, a noted politician, the park’s Dongchundang Residential Compound has retained some original features including its three ponds, pavilions and old swings. Today the park is the home of several cultural festivals.
Daejeon Art and Culture Complex is home to local art and culture and includes the Daejeon Culture and Arts Centre, the Daejeon Museum of Art and the Ungno Lee Museum of Art.
Euneungjeongi Culture Street. With 150 active businesses related to art and culture, the street is also the fashion epicentre of Daejeon.
Yuseong Hot Springs is an outdoor foot bath located in the heart of the Yuseong. The alkaline minerals in the 39°C spring water are said to have healing properties for all sorts of ailments. Access is free.
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