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Daejeon City Tour


Located in central Korea just south of Seoul, 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 a science tour, history tour, and ecological tour, so travelers can enjoy tours tailored to their interests.

☞ Daejeon City Tour Bus Information

• Science Tour

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

Operation:Low season (November - March) – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday; High season (April – October) – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday ※ The course is divided into the Tuesday/Thursday, Wednesday/Saturday, and Friday/Sunday courses.
Departure time: Low season (November - March) - 13:00 (one departure per day); High season (April – October) - 09:30, 14:00 (two departures per day)
Tour running time: about 3 hours 50 minutes
Itinerary: Daejeon Station → Daejeon Convention Center (DCC) ‘Advanced Science Hall’ → (National Science Museum) → [(Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute / Korean Intellectual Property Office, Invention Education Center, Innovative Invention Experience Hall)] → (pass by KAIST campus) → [Yuseong Hot Spring foot bath experience] → National Science Museum → Free tour in Sung Sim Dang Bakery / Eunhaengdong Euneungjeongi Culture StreetDaejeon 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 Solomon Law Park, cultural assets and relics from ancient times, and the Museum of Daejeon History.

Operation: Every Friday
Departure time: Low season (November - March) - 09:40 (one departure a day); High season (April – October) - 09:40, 14:10 (two departures a day)
Tour running time: about 3 hours 30 minutes-50 minutes
Itinerary
Morning in low and high seasons: Daejeon Station → [Solomon Law Park] →[Museum of Daejeon History] → [Yuseong Hot Spring foot bath experience] → [Daejeon Contemporary and Modern History Exhibition Hall)] → (Free tour in Sung Sim Dang Bakery / Eunhaengdong Euneungjeongi Culture Street) → 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 / Root Park)]→ Free tour in Eunhaengdong Euneungjeongi Culture Street → Jungang Market / Daejeon Station

• Ecological Tour

The Ecological Tour covers arboretums 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.

Operation: Thursdays and Fridays every week
Departure time: High season (April – October) - 09:40, 14:10 (two departures a day), no tours during the low season (November - March)
Tour running time: about 3.5 hours
Itinerary: Daejeon Station → [Gyejoksan Mountain Red Clay Trail] → [Natural Heritage Center / Tropical Arboretum / Free tour in Hanbat Arboretum] → (Free tour in Sung Sim Dang Bakery / Eunhaengdong Euneungjeongi Culture Street) → 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.

Operation: Sundays every week
Departure time: High season (April – October) - 09:40, 14:10 (two departures a day), Low season (November - March) - 13:10 (one departure per day)
Tour running time: 3 hours 40 minutes - 4 hours
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 2 (Chansaem Village) → 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) → Section 2 (Chansaem Village) → Jungang Market / Daejeon Station

High season afternoon: Daejeon Station → Section 21 (Daecheongho Lake Obaengni-gil Trail / Geumgang Lohas Trail) → Section 1 (Dume Village Trail) → Section 2 (Chansaem Village) → Jungang Market / Daejeon Station

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

Fare: Junior high school students – adults under the age of 65 4,000 won / children under the age of 12, visitors over 65 years 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 a bank remittance by 4pm one day before departure (visitors can purchase tickets at the site if tickets are available).
2) Credit card payment 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 are passage stops, so please notify the driver in advance if you want to stop there.
2) The departure time and running hours may change depending on local 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, and other temporary holidays.

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

Inquiries:
Daejeon City Tour: +82-42-252-7725 (Korean, English, Japanese)
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, 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.

☞ Hanbat Arboretum
☞ Homepage: http://www.daejeon.go.kr/treegarden (Korean)

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 are giant exhibits including a plane, propeller and airboat, and the museum itself also offers a number of hands-on experience programs. Visitors can hop on a magnetic levitation train that connects the National Science Museum and Expo Park.

☞ National Science Museum
☞ Homepage: http://www.science.go.kr (Korean, English)

Solomon Law Park


[Photo Credit: Solomon Law Park]

Solomon Law Park is an educational theme park that aims to teach about Korean law in a fun and easy manner. The park consists of a law history hall exhibiting the historical development of Korean law, a forensic science hall allowing visitors to take fingerprints and use a lie detector, and a prison experience area where visitors can experience Korean punishments, along with many other themed halls.

☞ Solomon Law Park
☞ Homepage: http://www.lawedupark.go.kr (Korean)

Daejeon O-World


[Photo Credit: ToToTour]

Known as one of the biggest theme parks in the central region of Korea, O-World consists of several theme areas: Flower Land, Zoo Land and Joy Land, which has many rides and attractions. Flower Land is also full of a variety of plants, trees, and flowers, and transforms into 20 different themes throughout the year. Flower Land is a special attraction in the evening, as visitors can enjoy viewing the flowers under glowing lights.

☞ Daejeon O-World
☞ Homepage: http://www.oworld.kr/eng/index.asp (Korean, English)

Yuseong Hot Spring


[Photo Credit: ToToTour]

Known as one of the biggest theme parks in the central region of Korea, O-World consists of several theme areas: Flower Land, Zoo Land and Joy Land, which has many rides and attractions. Flower Land is also full of a variety of plants, trees, and flowers, and transforms into 20 different themes throughout the year. Flower Land is a special attraction in the evening, as visitors can enjoy viewing the flowers under glowing lights.

☞ Yuseong Hot Spring

Gyejoksan Mountain Red Clay Trail


[Photo Credit: ToToTour]

Gyejoksan Mountain, located in Daedeok-gu, Daejeon, is popular for its 13-kilometer-long red clay trail. This red clay trail is well organized and open in the spring, summer and fall. The path is popular with Korean visitors, as red clay is well known for its positive health benefits (path is temporarily closed).

☞ Gyejoksan Mountain Red Clay Trail
☞ Homepage: http://www.daejeon.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

<Last updated, April 21, 2014>




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