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Daejeon City Tour


Located in central South Korea about an hour south of Seoul by KTX, Daejeon offers a convenient transportation network with access to every region in the country. For this reason, it has grown to be the most advanced commercial and industrial city in the Chungcheong-do region.
The Daejeon City Tour offers a variety of themed courses, including science, history, and ecological tours that allow travelers to enjoy tours tailored to their own interests.

☞ Daejeon City Tour Bus Information

• Science Tour

The Science Tour covers KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), where visitors can experience science-related technologies and view the history and development of science in Korea at a glance.

-Days of Operation: Low season (November – December, February - March) – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; High season (April – October) – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
※ The course is divided into Tuesday/Thursday and Saturday courses.
-Departure time: Low season (November – December, February - March) - 13:00 (one departure per day); High season (April – October) - 09:40, 14:10 (two departures per day)
-Tour running time: approx. 3 hrs. 50 min.
-Itinerary:
Daejeon Station
Daejeon Convention Center (DCC) ‘Advanced Science & Technology Center’
National Science Museum/ Daejeon Observatory
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute / Korean Intellectual Property Office, Invention Education Center, Innovative Invention Experience Hall / Currency Museum of Korea / Geological Museum
(pass by KAIST campus)
Yuseong Hot Spring foot bath experience
National Science Museum
Free tour in Sung Sim Dang Bakery / Eunhaengdong Euneungjeongi Culture Street
Daejeon Jungang Market / Daejeon Station
※ One or two destinations on the itinerary may vary by time and season. Please inquire in advance for questions regarding the itinerary.

• History Tour

The History Tour covers the Museum of Daejeon History, which displays various cultural assets and relics from ancient times.

-Days of Operation: Every Friday
-Departure time: Low season (November – December, February - March) - 13:00 (one departure per day); High season (April – October) - 09:30, 14:00 (two departures per day)
-Tour running time: 3 hrs. 30 min. – 3 hrs. 50 min.
-Itinerary
Morning in low and high seasons: Daejeon Station
Daejeon Institute of Science and Technology Carillon
Jinjamhyanggyo Confucian School
Daejeon History Museum
Yuseong Hot Spring foot bath experience
Daejeon Jungang Market / Daejeon Station

※ One or two destinations in the morning itinerary may vary by time and season. Please inquire in advance.

-Itinerary
High season afternoon: Daejeon Station
Dongchundang Park
Uam Historical Park
Hyo (Filial Piety) World (Genealogy Museum / Ppuri Park)
Free tour in Eunhaengdong Euneungjeongi Culture Street
Jungang Market / Daejeon Station

• Ecological Tour

The Ecological Tour covers arboretums, botanical gardens, and other ecology-related museums in Daejeon. Also included is a red clay trail for walking barefoot, which is believed in Korea to have health benefits for the body.

-Departure time: High season (April – October) - 09:40, 14:10 (two departures per day every Thursday and Saturday); Low season (November – December, February - March) – 13:00 every Wednesday
-Tour running time: approx. 3 hrs 30 min.
-Itinerary:
Daejeon Station
Gyejoksan Mountain Red Clay Trail
Natural Heritage Center / Tropical Arboretum / Free tour in Hanbat Arboretum
Daejeon Station

• Daecheongho Lake Obaengni-gil Tour

The Daecheongho Lake Obaengni-gil Tour takes visitors to the ecology and natural sites of the six sections in the Daecheongho Lake Obaengni-gil Trail in the vicinity of Daejeon. The Daecheongho Lake Obaengni-gil Trail consists of 27 trekking course sections around the Daecheongho Lake.

-Days of Operation: Every Sunday
-Departure time: High season (April – October) - 09:40, 14:10 (two departures a day), Low season (November – December, February - March) - 13:00 (one departure per day)
-Tour running time: 3 hrs. 40 min. - 4 hrs.
-Itinerary
Low season:
Daejeon Station
Section 21 (Daecheongho Lake Obaengni-gil Trail, Geumgang Lohas Trail / Rock Garden, Geumgang Lohas Trail, Daecheong Dam Water Culture Center)
Section 5 (Hongjin Village / reed field, pine tree trail, Hongjin Village Trail, reed field) Jungang Market / Daejeon Station

High season morning:
Daejeon Station
Section 5 (Hongjin Village)
Section 4 (Daecheongho Natural Ecology Center / Daecheongho Riverside Park, pine tree field trail) Jungang Market / Daejeon Station
High season afternoon:
Daejeon Station
Section 21 (Daecheongho Lake Obaengni-gil Trail / Geumgang Lohas Trail)
Daecheongho Ecological Park
Jungang Market / Daejeon Station

• Healing Tour
The Healing Tour provides tourists with a chance to take a rest while also showcasing Daejeon's famous recreational parks.

-Departure time: High season (April – October) - 09:30, 14:00 every Wednesday and Sunday (two departures a day), no tours during low season
-Tour running time: 3 hrs. 30 min.
-Itinerary
Wenesday:
Daejeon Station
Maninsan Recreation Park
Jungang Market/ Daejeon Station

Sunday:
Daejeon Station
Jangtaesan Recreational Forest
Daejeon Station

☞ Visitor Information
Departure point: Daejeon Station, next to exit 4

Fare: Junior high school students to adults under the age of 65: 4,000 won / Children under the age of 12, visitors 65 years and over, and people with disabilities: 3,000 won (Groups of 20 persons or more: 3,000 won per person)
* Admission fees, meal costs, and other personal expenditures not included.

Ticket purchase:
1) Make an online or phone reservation and bank transfer by 4pm one day before departure (visitors can purchase tickets on site if seats are still available).
2) Credit card payment is not available (no credit card payment system on site).
3) Reservations can be cancelled by phone only.

Notes:
1) Places marked inside parentheses in the itinerary indicate passage stops, so please notify the driver in advance if you would like to stop at any of those locations.
2) The departure time and running time may be subject to change depending on local conditions or circumstances.
3) Please wear comfortable sneakers or hiking shoes if visiting the Daecheongho Lake Obaengni-gil Tour.

Closed on Mondays, Chuseok, and Lunar New Year holidays, as well as other temporary holidays.

Language: Only Korean-speaking tour guides are available (course information is given in English, Japanese, and Chinese using a pre-recorded CD for foreign visitors).

Inquiries:
Daejeon City Tour: +82-42-252-7725 (Korean, English, Japanese)
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Homepage: http://www.daejeontour.or.kr (Korean)

Hanbat Arboretum


Located inside Dunsan Grand Park, Hanbat Arboretum, an artificial arboretum, is comprised of a range of cultural and leisure facilities constructed to preserve a variety of plant seeds and genes. The arboretum consists of about 20 individually-themed gardens, including the Magnolia Garden, Medicinal Garden, Rock Garden, and Fruit Tree Garden. Hanbat Arboretum gives visitors the opportunity to appreciate its variety of plants and gardens with a professional arboretum guide (Korean language) every day except for Mondays and Tuesdays.

National Science Museum


[Photo Credit: ToToTour] The National Science Museum is an ideal location for experiencing the technology of the past, present, and future. It has a permanent exhibition hall, space experience hall, celestial gallery hall, biology research gallery hall, advanced technology & science center, and more. Outside of the museum, there is a giant exhibit that includes a plane, propeller and an airboat, and the museum itself also offers a number of hands-on activities. Visitors can hop on a magnetic levitation train that connects the National Science Museum to the Expo Park.

Yuseong Hot Spring


[Photo Credit: ToToTour] Yuseong Hot Spring, located in West Daejeon's Yuseong-gu, is a large-scale hot spring tourism village. The spring water originates from over 200 meters below the surface, giving it its slightly hot temperatures of 26-56 °C.

Gyejoksan Mountain Red Clay Trail


[Photo Credit: ToToTour] This red clay trail is well organized and open in the spring, summer, and fall. The clay path is popular with Korean visitors, as red clay is well-known for its positive health benefits. (The path is temporarily closed).

Last updated on November 19, 2014




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