Daejeon is recognized as the largest science center in South Korea. It is in this city where we can discover the famous Expo Park. Daejeon Expo Science Park is a theme park established following the closing of the Daejeon Expo in 1993. During that year, 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 that consists of an amusement park, gardens, and observation tower. The park comprises various facilities like the Hanbit Tower, Daejeon Expo Memorial Hall, World Expo Memorial Museum, and Daejeon Traffic Culture Institute. They created this Science Park to utilize the areas and facilities as a science education space for everyone.
From the simple yet, very eye-catching design of the popular Daejeon Expo Bridge leading to EXPO, you will witness a friendly surrounding environment.
Expo Bridge, one of Daejeon’s landmarks, is a twin arched bridge built as part of the initiation of ultra-modern scientific technology expo. It also has multi-colored lights at night that displays a beautiful night view of the bridge. Besides, some of the Korean dramas were filmed in this bridge too.
The Hanbit Tower is the representative tower of the Daejeon World Expo. Here in the symbolic tower of Expo Science Park, there’s a spacious observatory on the 2nd floor where you can have an amazing view of Daejeon City.
The Daejeon Expo Memorial Hall had been remodeled to commemorate and honor the Daejeon World Expo. In the World Expo Memorial Museum, they exhibits the world Expo’s memorial and symbolic objects throughout 200 years of Expo history.
The Daejeon Traffic Culture Institute is an area that will educate people particularly children, about the history of transportation and shows exhibitions dealing with road safety.
Last admission to Hanbit Tower, World Expo Memorial Hall, Daejeon Expo Memorial Hall, Daejeon Unification Hall is at 5:20 pm.
*Note: Expo Science Park is closed every Monday. (If Monday is a national holiday, it is open to the public)
Take a bus to Daejeon Bus Terminal from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal. Then From Daejeon Bus Terminal Bus Stop, take Bus No. 103 and get off at Expo Park Bus Stop.
Take KTX from Seoul Station to Daejeon Station. Then you can ride a taxi from Daejeon Station to Expo Park (7-minute ride) or from Daejeon Station Bus Stop, take Bus No. 705 to Muyeokjeonsigwan(무역전시관) Bus Stop, then walk about 10 minutes to reach Expo Park.
Expo Science Park Address: 480, Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea
Another of the various attractions clustered neighboring Expo Park is the largest man-made arboretum in Korea, the Hanbat Arboretum. It is just located near Expo Park, maybe a five-minute walk from the Expo. You can have a good walking and sightseeing tour here after exploring the Expo Science Park.
If you want to hang out with your friends and/or families in Daejeon, the Expo Science Park has exciting offers that you will definitely spend a great time with.