Exploring Daejeon’s Pride and Signature Places

Daejeon is the fifth largest city in South Korea. Did you know that Daejeon City is considered the largest science center in South Korea? It is located in the central region of South Korea that serves as a hub of transportation and is at the intersections of major transport routes. Additionally, it is one of the administration hubs in South Korea with the Daejeon Government Complex. Prestigious universities like Chungnam National University and KAIST are located in Daejeon. So anyways, do you have plans on exploring Daejeon’s pride and signature places? Listed below are the best attractions and places in Daejeon. If you are interested to know more well then, keep on reading.

During the Joseon Dynasty, the city of Daejeon was, historically known as Hanbat, a native Korean term for ‘large field’. Well based on history, in 1926, Honam Railway was constructed between Daejeon and Mokpo under the rule of the Japanese Government. It is a major railway line served by regular passenger trains from Seoul to Gwangju and Mokpo. Due to this, Daejeon transformed into a major transportation hub. 

Daejeon’s Pride and Signature Places

KAIST and Chungnam National University

Daejeon is the home of public and private research centers, institutes, and science parks. Among the research and development universities cluster, KAIST is strong in the fields of electrical and nuclear engineering, computer science, chemistry, and telecommunications. On the other hand, Chungnam National University is also skilled in those fields including expertise in medicine, biotechnology, and agricultural sciences. 

KAIST Address: 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea
Chungnam National University Address: 220 Gung-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea

Expo Science Park

In 1993 an international exposition was conducted at Daejeon wherein some landmarks such as Expo Bridge and Hanbit Tower were built and then renovated the areas into an Expo Science Park. The Expo Park is a science park in Yuseong-gu Daejeon. It consists of an amusement park, gardens, and observation tower. 

Expo Science Park Address: 480, Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea

Hanbat Arboretum

The Hanbat Arboretum is the largest man-made arboretum in Korea. It is located near the Daejeon Expo Science Park. The arboretum showcases various species of plants. Furthermore, it provides a relaxing green space for everyone and an educational place for youth. 

Hanbat Arboretum Address: 169 Dunsan-daero 117beon-gil, Dunsan-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon, South Korea

Daejeon O-World

O-world is Daejeon’s local amusement park. The park comprises of the Daejeon Zoo, Flower Land, and Joy Land. Daejeon O-World allows visitors to see hundreds of species of animals. You can also visit themed gardens here. Plus, you can enjoy different exciting and thrilling rides, too.

Daejeon O-World Address: 70 Sajeonggongwon-ro, Sajeong-dong, Jung-gu, Daejeon, South Korea

Daejeon Skyroad

Skyroad is a shopping and cultural center. It is a street of several department stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and underground shopping malls. If you go here, you can see the world’s fourth-largest arcaded LED video screen.

Daejeon Skyroad Address: Jungang-ro 164beon-gil, Eunhaengseonhwa-dong, Jung-gu, Daejeon, South Korea

Daecheong Dam  

The Daecheong Dam is a multi-purpose dam. It is made up of 72 meter-tall and 495 meter-long concrete gravity dam and a rockfill dam. It provides water supply to Daejeon City and Cheongju City. Moreover, it also serves as a power source for its nearby neighborhood cities.

Daecheong Dam Address: 618-136, Daecheong-ro, Daedeok-gu, Daejeon, South Korea

Yuseong Hot Spring

Yuseong Hot Spring is located at the central point of Daejeon. It has two foot baths with 100% hot spring water that are free to access. The hot spring is perceived to be effective in countering many kinds of illness. It’s free so expect to see many locals here.

Yuseong Hot Spring Address: 552-5 Bongmyeong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea

You can also explore Daejeon’s pride and signature places when you travel to Korea. You can likewise visit other attractions such as the Ppuri Park, Yurim Park, Gyejoksan Hwangtogil Trail, Jangtaesan Park, Daedong Sky Park, Daejeon Dullesan-gil Trail, Dongchundang House, Daejeon World Cup Stadium, and Daejeon Art & Culture Complex.

Lastly, did you know that Chen, popular singer from the boy band EXO, Jo Bo-ah South Korean actress, model, host, and the handsome and charming South Korean actor Song Joong Ki are a native of Daejeon? We don’t know we might meet them coincidentally here. Well, it might happen. We never know:)

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🇵🇭 Gail Camp

An Adventurer, Traveler, and Student enjoying life in Korea.