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Located in the center of Korea, Daejeon is one of the largest cities. It is a major junction for train lines and expressways. Daejeon is a city of science and education with Daedeok Science Town and Daejeon Expo Park. Yuseong Hot Springs Resort and Daecheong Dam are the popular tourist attractions.



Tourist Sites

  • Daecheongho Lake
    Address : Miho-dong, Daedeok-gu, Daejeon
    Description :
    Daecheongho Lake is the third largest artificial lake in Korea, and the name comes from Daejeon’s “Dae” and Cheongwon-gun’s “Cheong”. The project began in 1975 and finished in 1980, and there is about 1,5 Billion tons of water in the lake that provide water to the people in the Daejeon and Cheongju areas. Daecheongho Lake is the result of damming the Geumgang River, and because it is such a huge lake, it functions as a source of water supply for the whole region. Daecheongho Lake is famous for its clear water, the reflections of the mountain peaks on it, and the morning mist. Mt. Yasan is right by the lake, and create a beautiful scenery together. The mist that comes up in the morning on the water is very romantic, and during the day the blue sky and the white clouds bring on a different sense of harmony. If you follow the water, you can see a thick forest tunnel, and it is very elegant looking. Daecheongho Lake is also famous for its winter Hobandoro, and if you go up to the observation tower on the dam, you can enjoy the scenery even more. At the Dam Promotion office, you can learn about the daily operation of the dam, and also view multimedia presentations, aquariums and other interesting things. Many birds come in their season and nest at Daecheongho Lake. In the summer you can see snowy heron flying low and catching fish here. Because the scenery are so beautiful here, the lake is known as one of Daejeon’s most beautiful areas.
    Directions :
    From Sintanjin Station, take City Bus No. 730 and get off at Daecheongho Lake bus stop.
    From Daejeon Station, take City Bus No. 621 and get off at Daecheongho Lake bus stop.
    Information :
    -Inquiries: Daedeok-gu Goverment Office, Department of Culture, Tel : 042-620-6651 (Kor)
     

  • Yuseong Hot Springs
    Address : Daejeon-si > Yuseong-gu > Bongmyeong-dong
    Description :
    Yuseong Hot Springs is located at the center of Daejeon. The hot spring is known to be effective in countering many kinds of maladies. The water here contains alkaline minerals such as calcium, and potassium, sulphur, carbonic acid, silicic acid and radium. An especially high concentration of radium is found here. Such alkaline hot springs are known to be good for treating neuralgia and geriatric diseases. Nearby are large accommodations with many convenient facilities, which make it easy to visit here while touring. Yuseong Hot Springs has long been associated with cranes. During the final days of Baekje Kingdom, a man who was the only son and heir of a family for seven generations was seriously wounded during a war with Silla. His mother worried greatly over her son’s wounds. One day she saw a crane with a wounded wing dip itself into a hot spring in the midst of snow covered ground and healed. She took her son there and his wound was healed as well so the legend goes. Perhaps because of this legend, the Yuseong Hot Springs is famous for its healing properties.
    Directions :
    From Daejeon Station, take a bus headed for Yuseong. Takes about 40 minutes.
    Information :
    Fee :
    age 20 and older: 4,000 won
    age 13 and below: 2,000 won

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Cultural Centers

  • Hyundai Gallery
    Address :
    458-1 Daeheung-dong, Jung-gu, Daejeon
    Description :
    Hyundai Gallery is located in the heart of Daejeon. The City Hall, Court of Law, and Police Station etc. are some of the important establishments concentrated in the area. The Exhibit Hall on the B1 floor of Hyundai Gallery is 70 Pyeong (1 pyeong = 3.3 square meters), and is the preferred locale for talented artists for exhibiting their work. Private invitation exhibitions are usually held. The exhibited works are ones that reflect modern art trends, and show the art world of progressive artists. The lighting is very impressive, and highlights the exhibited items beautifully. The simplicity of its design allows you to focus on and enjoy the artwork even more. There is a historic art gallery near the Hyundai Gallery, and in Daejeon is the third largest lake in Korea called Daecheongho Lake. If you want to enjoy the tranquil beauty of a large lake, head over to this place. The water is very clean, and is host to many different types of fishes.
    Directions :
    * At Yuseong Bus Terminal, take the Coach (Jwaseok) Bus No.103 or No.107, or City Bus No.110-2, and get off at City Hall (3 minutes bus ride).
    * At Express Bus Terminal, take the Coach (Jwaseok) Bus No.103 or No.107 or No.702, and get off at City Hall (3 minutes bus ride).
    * At Daejeon Train Station, 20 minutes walking distance (City Bus No.180 or No.181 can also be taken).

    Information
    1. Telephone: 042) 54-7978
    2. Homepage: N/A
    3. Hours: 10:00-18:00
    4. Open all year
    5. Admission Fee: Depends on the Exhibition
    6. Facilities: Parking Lot
     

  • National Science Museum
    Address :
    32-2 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon-si
    Description :
    The National Science Museum is a scientific culture facility which studies and exhibits various scientific materials. At its center is the Astronomical Hall, which is the largest dome in Korea. From here you can vividly see the phenomenon of the celestial sphere and the human development of space. It also has the only world-class space theater in Korea. The 242 seats are available on a first-come first-serve basis. It can recreate the appearance of a night sky, the highlight being the view of the starlight at the planetarium. The Astrovision is also a special visual device, giving a magnificent and realistic view of space development. There are exhibits featuring about 4000 items based on nature and natural science at the Permanent Exhibit Hall. There are also exhibit halls featuring Korean nature, weapons, and folk musical instruments. You can see the stages of collecting energy from nature, and its use in transportation. Outside the Hall is Cheomseongdae, a weather evaluating machine from the Goryeo period, models of plant-eating dinosaurs, and a steam engine. The exhibits help to easily understand the theories of science, and the wonders of nature. The museum has a movie theater. Science movies and other excellent movies are shown at 11am and 2pm every day, and the seating can accommodate 776 people.
    Directions :
    * At Daejeon Station, take the Coach (Jwaseok) Bus No.105 or No.105-1 or City Bus No.180, No.513, or No.814, and get off at Gwahakgongweon or Science Museum. (45 minutes bus ride).
    * At Daejeon Express Bus Terminal West take Bus No.113, and get off at Science Museum (one hour bus ride).
    * At Yuseong Express Bus Terminal, take the Coach (Jwaseok) Bus No. 103 or City Bus No.180, and get off at the west gate of Science Park or the front gate of Science Museum (15-30 minutes bus ride).

    Information
    1. Telephone: 042) 601-7979 (Kor)
    2. Homepage: http://www.science.go.kr (Kor/Eng)
    3. Hours:
       Mar.-Oct: 09:30-17:30
       Nov.-Feb: 09:30-16:30
    4. Closed: Every Monday, Days after holidays, Jan 1st, Chuseok, Temporary Legal Holidays (Outdoor Exhibit Center is open 365 days a year)
    5. Admission Fee:
       Age 20 and older: Astronomical Hall, Permanent Exhibit Hall ₩1,000 each
       (groups of 30 or more ₩500)
       Under 19: Astronomical Hall, Permanent Exhibit Hall ₩500 each
       (groups of 30 or more ₩200, ₩300)
    6. Facilities: Parking Lot, Ticket Booth, Public Square

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Recommended Sites

  • Yuseong Hot Springs
    Address :
    Daejeon-si > Yuseong-gu > Bongmyeong-dong
    Description :
    Yuseong Hot Springs is located at the center of Daejeon. The hot spring is known to be effective in countering many kinds of maladies. The water here contains alkaline minerals such as calcium, and potassium, sulphur, carbonic acid, silicic acid and radium. An especially high concentration of radium is found here. Such alkaline hot springs are known to be good for treating neuralgia and geriatric diseases. Nearby are large accommodations with many convenient facilities, which make it easy to visit here while touring. Yuseong Hot Springs has long been associated with cranes. During the final days of Baekje Kingdom, a man who was the only son and heir of a family for seven generations was seriously wounded during a war with Silla. His mother worried greatly over her son’s wounds. One day she saw a crane with a wounded wing dip itself into a hot spring in the midst of snow covered ground and healed. She took her son there and his wound was healed as well so the legend goes. Perhaps because of this legend, the Yuseong Hot Springs is famous for its healing properties.
    Directions :
    From Daejeon Station, take a bus headed for Yuseong. Takes about 40 minutes.
    Information :
    Fee :
    age 20 and older: 4,000 won
    age 13 and below: 2,000 won

  • Daecheongho Lake
    Address :
    Miho-dong, Daedeok-gu, Daejeon
    Description :
    Daecheongho Lake is the third largest artificial lake in Korea, and the name comes from Daejeon’s “Dae” and Cheongwon-gun’s “Cheong”. The project began in 1975 and finished in 1980, and there is about 1,5 Billion tons of water in the lake that provide water to the people in the Daejeon and Cheongju areas. Daecheongho Lake is the result of damming the Geumgang River, and because it is such a huge lake, it functions as a source of water supply for the whole region. Daecheongho Lake is famous for its clear water, the reflections of the mountain peaks on it, and the morning mist. Mt. Yasan is right by the lake, and create a beautiful scenery together. The mist that comes up in the morning on the water is very romantic, and during the day the blue sky and the white clouds bring on a different sense of harmony. If you follow the water, you can see a thick forest tunnel, and it is very elegant looking. Daecheongho Lake is also famous for its winter Hobandoro, and if you go up to the observation tower on the dam, you can enjoy the scenery even more. At the Dam Promotion office, you can learn about the daily operation of the dam, and also view multimedia presentations, aquariums and other interesting things. Many birds come in their season and nest at Daecheongho Lake. In the summer you can see snowy heron flying low and catching fish here. Because the scenery are so beautiful here, the lake is known as one of Daejeon’s most beautiful areas.
    Directions :
    From Sintanjin Station, take City Bus No. 730 and get off at Daecheongho Lake bus stop.
    From Daejeon Station, take City Bus No. 621 and get off at Daecheongho Lake bus stop.
    Information :
    - Inquiries: Daedeok-gu Goverment Office, Department of Culture, Tel : 042-620-6651 (Kor)

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