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Daejeon City Tour

The Daejeon City Tour explores Daejeon, nearby Baekje Dynasty (B.C 18 - 660) historic sites, and the Expo Park, where the 1994 Daejeon Expo was held. Groups of twenty people or more can tailor their own tour by choosing a selection of sites and times. There are three themed courses (Science Tour, History and Culture Tour, Ecological Environment Tour) so travelers can enjoy the tour that is best suited to their interests.

Visitor Information
☞ Operating Period: February - December (No tours on Mondays)

☞ Courses: Science Tour, History and Culture Tour, Ecological Environment Tour

☞ Operating Hours:

Science Tour (Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes)
Winter (February - March, November – December): Tuesdays - Thursdays, Saturdays, one daily departure (departs at 13:00, returns at 16:30)
Spring / Summer / Fall (April – October): Tuesdays – Sundays, departs twice a day
(departs at 9:30, returns at 13:00 / departs at 14:00, returns at 17:30)

History and Culture Tour (Approximately 3 hours 40 minutes)
Winter (February - March, November – December): Fridays, Sundays, one daily departure (departs at 13:10, returns at 16:50)
Spring / Summer / Fall (April – October): Fridays, Sundays, departs twice a day
(departs at 9:40, returns at 13:20 / departs at 14:10, returns at 17:50)

Ecological Environment Tour (Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes)
Spring / Summer / Fall (April – October): Saturdays, departs twice a day
(departs at 9:40, returns at 13:10 / departs at 14:10, returns at 17:40)

☞ Fare:
Ages 13 and up – 4,000 won, 12 and under – 3,000 won
Payment must be made in full by bank account transfer before 17:00 on the day before the tour.
* Admission fee to tourist sites and lunch not included in the price
* Travelers insurance available to visitors who make reservations and payment in advance
* Visitors without prior reservations may purchase tickets from a travel agent on site as long as seats are available.

☞ Departure Points:
Daejeon Station Seo (서, West) Square

☞ Inquiry / Information: +82-42-252-7725 (Korean)
☞ Reservation:
Online: (Korean)
Phone: +82-42-252-7725 (Korean)

☞ Daejeon Tourism: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

☞ 1330 tt call center: +82-42-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


Science Tour (Tour time: 3hr 30min)

Daejeon Station → Government Complex Daejeon Station (Exit #4) → Hanbat Arboretum / Tropical Botanical Garden → Solomon Law Park → Expo Park National Science MuseumCurrency Museum of Korea Geological Museum → KAIST Campus (drive-by points of interest) → Yuseong Hot Spring Foot Bath Experience → National Science MuseumKOTREX (KOTRA Exhibition Center, Daejeon) / DCC (Daejeon Convention Center) → Natural Heritage Center → Euneungjeongi Culture Street Jungang Market / Daejeon Station

Hanbat Arboretum

Hanbat Arboretum is located inside Dunsan Grand Park in Daejeon. Visitors can explore an array of plant species amidst a peaceful resting spot. The arboretum features 19 theme gardens that boast unique scenery each season.

☞ Go to Hanbat Arboretum (한밭수목원)
☞ Homepage: (Korean)

Daejeon Expo Park

After the Daejeon International Expo of 1993 came to an end, the Expo site and the facilities were converted into an educational science theme park. The park runs experience programs that integrate scientific experiments with recreational activities, so that participants can learn science in a fun, hands-on way. The park also offers traditional arts and crafts classes, robot classes, and other science-related recreational programs. The Habit Tower inside the park provides a panoramic view of the city.

☞ Go to Expo Park
☞ Homepage: : (Korean, English)

National Science Museum

At the National Science Museum, visitors can experience the past, present, and the future of science and technology. The museum includes a permanent exhibition hall, Space Exploratorium, Planetarium, Biosphere, Advanced Science & Technology Center, and more. The outdoor yard provides places for relaxation and also displays aircraft, propellers, and airboats. Visitors to the museum can participate in experience programs and ride a maglev train, which connects the museum to Daejeon Expo Park.

☞ Go to National Science Museum
☞ Homepage: (Korean, English)

Yuseong Hot Spring

Yuseong Hot Spring is located about 11 kilometers to the west of downtown Daejeon. It is a large-scale tourist town famous for its natural hot springs consisting of clear waters of about 27 to 56 degrees Celsius spurting up from over 200 meters below the ground. In May, a firework festival lights up the evening sky over the streets of Yuseong.

History and Culture Tour (Travel Time: 3 hours 40 minutes)

Daejeon Station → Hanbat Museum of EducationDongchundang Park Uamsajeok Park Daejeon O-World Ppuri Park / Korea Genealogy Museum → Daejeon O-World → Euneungjeongi Culture Street Jungang Market / Daejeon Station

Uam Historical Park

Uam Historical Park is the place where Uam Song Si-Yeol, a famous Confucian scholar (1607-1689), devoted himself to his studies and taught his students during late Joseon Dynasty. This well-kept park not only houses historically significant cultural assets, but also serves as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Daejeon O World

Daejeon O World is a theme park that was created by integrating the former Daejeon Zoo, Joy Land amusement park, and a newly created area called Flower Land. The park includes a zoo housing 600 animals of 130 different species, an amusement park filled with thrilling rides, a year-round sledding park, and a sculpture park.

☞ Homepage: (Korean / English)

Ecological Environment Tour (Travel Time: 3 hours 30 minutes)

Daejeon Station → Gyejoksan Mountain Hwangtogil Road → Daecheong Dam Water Culture Center / Daecheong DamDaecheonghobangil Road → Daecheongho Natural Ecology Center Euneungjeongi Culture Street Jungang Market / Daejeon Station

Daecheongho Lake

Daecheongho Lake is the third largest lake in Korea. The lake is a popular driving course, surrounded by trees and mountains rising 200 to 300 meters above sea level. Migratory birds flock to this area. In summer, you can easily spot Ardeidaes species (herons, egrets, and bitterns) in the upper lake region. Climb up to the observatory for a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Daecheongho Natural Ecology Center

Daecheongho Natural Ecology Center provides information about the ecosystems of Daecheongho Lake. The center displays 3-D images and specimens of the flora and fauna inhabiting the lake region. The outdoor space features an ecological pond, small zoo, wildflower garden, and an observatory overlooking the Daecheongho Lake.

☞ Homepage: (Korean)

Last updated in July 2012

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