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Guide to Daejeon, Korea

Introducing Daejeon

Population - 1,438,778

Photo by Sally Skinner & Lewis Newman

Daejeon is well connected. A major transport hub with KTX rail links to both Seoul and Busan, the city's prime geographical location makes most points on the Korean map easily accessible. Daejeon's population growth rate is second only to Seoul and, with a vibrant university and student scene, the city feels industrious and fresh. Daejeon is surrounded by numerous mountains and bordered to the west by Gyeryongsan National Park.

Highlights

Yuseong Hot Springs

Natural hot springs with supernatural medicinal properties!

EXPO Park

Stroll through a showcase of international Science and Technology exhibits in the Park where the 1993 World EXPO was hosted.

Daejeon Zooland

Covering an area of 600 square meters, Daejeon Zooland boasts an African and Mountain Safari, rollercoasters, amusement rides, a sculpture park and Green shower forest!

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