Daejeon is the science and technology capital of Korea
Over 200 institutions, universities and corporate research centers are based in the city, including the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute. In particular Daedeok Innopolis was established as a special zone to foster innovations in science and technology, and contains a concentration of over 100 research institutes and some 20,000 researchers.
The city is also an administrative hub that is home to numerous government agencies and public corporations, such as the Korea Forest Service, Small and Medium Business Administration, Korean Intellectual Property Office, the Korea Railroad Corporation and Korea Water Resources Corporation.
Daejeon is also a popular destination for conferences and conventions. It successfully hosted the World Expo in 1993 and OECD Ministerial Meeting in 2015. Thanks to such experiences, the city has the infrastructure and knowhow to welcome international visitors during IDF WDS 2018.
Expo Park celebrates Daejeon’s progressive spirit. Facilities include Hanbit Tower where visitors can enjoy the scenery of the whole city and the Expo Memorial Hall and Museum which commemorate 200 years of World Expo history, and the Expo Music Water Fountain.
A local landmark, the bridge offers some of the best views in Daejeon and a stunning background for photographs. Visitors will be able to enjoy water light shows in the evenings throughout October.
Gapcheon Strolling Route
This nature walk follows the river from Expo Bridge to Yurim Park. The extensive path is popular with families, joggers, and people simply looking for a quiet place to recharge.
Innopolis Olle Route
Olle Route connects the city of Daejoen to the surrounding mountains. There are numerous hiking trails, parks, nature observatories with majestic vistas, etc. along the route
Cherry Blossom Street
This picturesque lane of cherry blossom trees behind Nocheon Theater at KAIST is also right by the Chungnam University Museum. The vibrant college campus atmosphere comes alive in the spring and fall.
Mt. Gaejok Road
The beautiful and peaceful route in the woods takes visitors to historical sites like Mt. Gaejok Fortress and Bire Temple. Stretches of red clay paths encourage barefoot walking.
The lake offers panoramic views of the mountains and is a favorite with birdwatchers. Daecheong Drive is a scenic, three hour route around the lake with local farms and restaurants along the way
Gyeryongsan National Park
The crimson maple leaves of Gyeryongsan are at their best in october. It is called ‘Gyeryong (Rooster Dragon)’ because the ridge line resembles a dragon wearing the crown of a rooster. It also has rocky cliffs, waterfalls, and several historic temples.
Daejeon O-World & Aquaworld
The theme park has one of the largest zoos in Korea as well as a large botanical garden that open in the spring and fall. Aquaworld’s walk-in cave aquarium is the newest addition to the entertainment complex.
Yuseong Spa Zone
The hot springs of Yuseong have long been famed for their health and beauty benefits in Korea. The area has been developed into a modern resort that now offers a variety of spa services.
Gujeuk Muk Village
For gastronomical adventurers or tourists looking for a taste of authentic local cuisine, Gujeuk is a village dedicated to 'Muk' a silky acorn jelly that tastes of chestnuts and artichokes