Daecheongho Lake is a man-made lake established to provide water to the residents of Daejeon and Cheonju cities. It is also the 3rd largest lake in the whole of Korea, spanning both Okcheon-gun and Boeun-gun counties. Furthermore, the lake is a stunning site, ideal for nature and photography lovers.
Daecheongho lake took 5 years to build, finally established as a working reservoir in 1980. It extends for 80 kilometres, with a volume of 1.5 billion tons of water. In fact, it takes approx. 3 hours by car to circle the entire lake.
So, why visit Daecheongho? Not only is the lake a stunning feature but you can see the collossal Daecheongho dam too. The surrounding area is known for its scenic driving routes, featuring tree-lined country roads with mountain backdrops. Additionally, there is an observatory you can visit to see the perfect panorama of lake and mountains. For animal and nature lovers, the summer sees Daecheongho attract 1000s of domestic and migratory birds, such as the white heron.
Address: Daecheongho, Gaho-ri, Munui-myeon, Sangdang-gu, Chungcheongbuk-do Info: Call 1330
Daecheong Dam Water Culture Center
The Water Culture Center opened in 1998 and includes a 3D Video theatre, aquarium and a lush park. The centre is a promotion hall designed to educate visitors on the importance of water through a variety of interactive exhibits. Nearby tourist attractions include Geumgang Resort, Daecheong Beach Land and Munui Cultural Properties Site.
Address: 1-5 Miho-dong, Daedeok-gu, Daejeon Operating Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm Tues-Sun Entry: Free Website: Daejeon.go.kr