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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.

☞ 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.
• Course itinerary: Daejeon StationDaejeon Convention Center (DCC)National Science Museum/Daejeon ObservatoryGeological Museum/Currency Museum of Korea/Invention Education Center → KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology) → DCC → Daejeon Jungang Market/Daejeon Station
※ The tour's course (one or two stops) may change depending on peak and off periods, accordingly.
※ The routes listed above is applicable for the first half of a year, and stops made are different for morning and afternoon tours.
• Operating schedule: Course details and times slightly differ for peak-season (April-October) and off-season (February-March/November-December).
• Departure time: Peak season (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 09:30-13:00, 14:00-17:30 / off-season (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 13:00-16:40
• Intervals / Duration of the tour: Two tours per week, departing once or twice a day depending on the number of tourists. / approx. 3.5 hours
• Departure point: Daejeon Station (Daejeon Subway Line 1), Exit 4
☞ History Tour
The History Tour covers the Museum of Daejeon History, which displays various cultural assets and relics from ancient times.
• Course itinerary:
[For morning tours during peak season & afternoon tours during off season]
Daejeon Station → Carillon Hall of Daejeon Institute of Science And Technology → Jinjamhyanggyo Confucian SchoolDaejeon History Museum → Daejeon Modern Histroy Exhibition Hall (Former, Chungnam Provincial Government Building) → Daejeon Jungang Market/Daejeon Station
[For afternoon tours during off-season]
Daejeon StationDaejeon Terminal Complex (bypass) → Dongchundang Park → Uamsajeok Park → Hyo (Filial Piety) World (Genealogy Museum/Ppuri Park) → Daejeon Jungang Market/Daejeon Station
※ The tour's course (one or two stops) may change depending on peak and off periods, accordingly (applicable to morning tour only).
• Operating schedule:
Course details and times slightly differ for peak-season (April-October) and off-season (February-March/November-December).
• Departure time: Peak-season (Fridays) 09:30-13:00, 14:00-17:30 / Off-season (Fridays) 13:00-16:30
• Intervals / Duration of the tour: Two tours per week, departing once or twice a day depending on the number of tourists. / approx. 3.5 hours
• Departure point: Daejeon Station (Daejeon Subway Line 1), Exit 4
☞ 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.
• Course itinerary:
Daejeon StationDaejeon Terminal Complex (bypass)Gyejoksan Mountain Red Clay TrailHanbat Arboretum/National Heritage Center → Daejeon Jungang Market/Daejeon Station
• Operating schedule:
Course details and times slightly differ for peak-season (April-October) and off-season (February-March/November-December).
• Departure time: Peak-season (Thursdays∙Saturdays) 09:40-13:10, 14:10-17:40 / Off-season (Wednesdays) 13:00-16:30
• Intervals / Duration of the tour: Two tours per week, departing once or twice a day depending on the number of tourists. / approx. 3.5 hours
• Departure point: Daejeon Station (Daejeon Subway Line 1), Exit 4
☞ Daecheongho Lake Obaeng(500)ni-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 lake.
• Course itinerary:
[For morning tours during peak season]
Daejeon Station → Subyeon Park → Solbat-gil of Daecheongho Natural Ecology Center → Daecheongho Lake Ecological Park → Daejeon Jungang Market/Daejeon Station
[For afternoon tours during peak season & morning tours during off season]
Daejeon StationDaejeon Terminal Complex (bypass) → Trekking Road Section 21: Daecheongho Obaengni (500-ri) Road (Rock Garden, Geumgang Lohas Trail, Daecheong Dam Water Culture Center) → Daecheongho Lake Ecological Park → Daejeon Jungang Market/Daejeon Station
• Operating schedule: Course details and times slightly differ for peak-season (April-October) and off-season (February-March/November-December).
• Departure time: Peak-season (Fridays∙Sudays) 09:40-13:10, 14:10-17:40 / Off-season (Sundays) 13:00-16:40
• Intervals / Duration of the tour: Two tours per week, departing once or twice a day depending on the number of tourists. / approx. 3.5 hours
• Departure point: Daejeon Station (Daejeon Subway Line 1), Exit 4
☞ Healing Tour
The Healing Tour provides tourists with a chance to take a rest while also showcasing Daejeon's famous recreational parks.
• Course itinerary:
[For morning tours during peak season]
Daejeon StationDaejeon Terminal Complex (bypass) → Maninsan Natural Recreation Forest (Taejotaesil Courtroom/Daejeon Stream Riverhead/Maninsan Mountain Ecology Learning Center) → Daejeon Jungang Market/Daejeon Station
[For afternoon tours during peak season & morning tours during off season]
Daejeon StationJangtaesan Recreational Forest (Observatory Deck/Hyeongjebawi Rock/Sky Walk/Sky Tower) → Daejeon Jungang Market/Daejeon Station
• Operating schedule: Course details and times slightly differ for peak-season (April-October) and off-season (February-March/November-December).
• Departure time: Peak-season (Wednesdays∙Sudays) 09:30-13:00, 14:00-17:30 / Off-season (Saturdays) 13:00-16:30
• Intervals / Duration of the tour: Two tours per week, departing once or twice a day depending on the number of tourists. / approx. 3.5 hours
• Departure point: Daejeon Station (Daejeon Subway Line 1), Exit 4

More info

  • Prices: Adults 4,000 won / Children (age 12 and under) 3,000 won
  • Purchasing tickets: Make an online or phone reservation and bank transfer by 4p.m. one day before departure (visitors can purchase tickets on site if seats are still available).
  • Language assistant: Korean only (course information is given in English, Japanese, and Chinese using a pre-recorded CD for foreign visitors).
  • Closed: Mondays, Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving), Seollal (Lunar New Year), Days appointed for temporary holidays.
  • Inquiries and reservations: ToToTour +82-42-252-7725 (Korean, English)
  • Website: www.daejeontour.or.kr (Korean only)

☞ 1 Day Integrated Tour of Daejeon & Chungcheong Regions

This tour covers attractions located in Deajeon as well as nearby Chungcheong region's major tourist destinations. The tour will be offered only when reservations of 10 people or more are made and the program is designed to cover various parts of the routes depending on the weeks of every month.

• Course itinerary:
[Week 1 (Daejeon∙Gongju)]

Daejeon Station → Seodaejeon Station (bypass) → Daejeon History MuseumSeokjangni MuseumGongju Gongsanseong Fortress (Lunch)Royal Tomb of King Muryeong → Yuseong Hot Spring Foot Bath Experience Plaza → Seodaejeon Station (bypass) → Daejeon Jungang Market/Daejeon Station

[Week 2 (Daejeon∙Buyeo)]
Daejeon Station → Seodaejeon Station (bypass) → Jangtaesan Recreational ForestBusosanseong Fortress (Lunch)Buyeo National MuseumGungnamji Pond → Yuseong Hot Spring Foot Bath Experience Plaza → Seodaejeon Station (bypass) → Daejeon Jungang Market/Daejeon Station

[Week 3 (Daejeon∙Cheongju)]
Daejeon Station → Seodaejeon Station (bypass) → Daecheong DamMunui Cultural Properties Site (Lunch) → Cheongnamdae Presidential Villa → Yuseong Hot Spring Foot Bath Experience Plaza → Seodaejeon Station (bypass) → Daejeon Jungang Market/Daejeon Station

[Week 4 (Daejeon∙Guemsan)]
Daejeon Station → Seodaejeon Station (bypass) → Maninsan Natural Recreation Forest → Geumsan Ginseng Market (Lunch) → Gaesamteo Park → Boseoksa Temple (Geumsan) → Chilbaek Cemetery of Righteous Fighters (Geuman) → Sangso-dong Forest Park [Week 5 (Daejeon∙Okcheon)]

Park [Week 5 (Daejeon∙Okcheon)]
Daejeon Station → Seodaejeon Station (bypass) → Narae Daejeon Traditional Art Exhibition Hall → Jeong Jiyong Literature Gallery (Lunch) → Birthplace of Yuk Young-soo (Okcheon) → Janggye National Tourist Site → Daecheongho Lake Ecological Park → Seodaejeon Station (bypass) → Daejeon Jungang Market/Daejeon Station

• Operating schedule: Runs on peak-season (April-October) only.

• Departure time: Saturdays 09:30-17:30

• Intervals / Duration of the tour: One tour per week, departing once a day. / approx. 8 hours

• Departure point: Daejeon Station (Daejeon Subway Line 1), Exit 4

More info

  • Prices: Adults 8,000 won / Children (age 12 and under) 5,000 won
  • Purchasing tickets: Make an online or phone reservation and bank transfer by 4p.m. one day before departure (visitors can purchase tickets on site if seats are still available).
  • Language assistant: Korean only (course information is given in English, Japanese, and Chinese using a pre-recorded CD for foreign visitors).
  • Closed: Mondays, Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving), Seolla (Lunar New Year)l, temporarily appointed public holidays.
  • Inquiries and reservations: ToToTour +82-42-252-7725 (Korean, English)
  • Website: www.daejeontour.or.kr (Korean only)

※ The bus schedule and time are subject to change without notice. Please check the website in advance to confirm latest information.

☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Major tourist attractions

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 among Korean visitors, as red clay is well-known for its positive health benefits.

* This column was last updated in September 2015, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details from the official websites before visiting.

<Last updated on September 1, 2015>




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