Experience the amazing and wonderful fun in O-world. This is the integrated theme park that combines 「Zoo Land, Flower Land and Joy Land」 that all the family can enjoy.
It integrated the Daejeon Zoo that opened May 5, 2002 and Flower Land which opened May 1, 2009. The result was a park with a total 682,830㎡ (Zoo: 583,057㎡ + Flower Land: 99,773㎡) - the biggest theme park in the middle of South Korea.
The Ppuri Park is a great place to learn loyalty and filial piety with sculptures that symbolize a family name to make people aware of their pedigree and realize that they are the descendents of the Korean race. This park features a variety of facilities including a sculpture of family name, Sasindo (the painting of four gods) and Sibijiji (the twelve terrestrial branches)-shaped spring water, waterside stage on which various events are held, the forest park, observatory, octagonal pavilion, recreational forest and the nature observation garden. In addition, there are 30 mini motor cars (2 seats, for preschoolers and elementary school students), Traffic Safety Education Center where traffic signs and pedestrian traffic lights are installed, nature observation trail and the arboretum. This park attracts visitors with a variety of cultural events (ex: Family name sculpture installation and unveiling ceremony, provincial friendship tournament, children’s day event, senior citizens’ event, sign language singing park, music concert, etc.) and fascinating facilities (ex: Octagonal pavilion ‘Jasanjeong,’ chestnut tree park, pleasant trail, waterside stage, fountain, etc.).
It connects the greens of the Daejeon Government Complex and the Expo Science Park and it is used as educational spaces for youth and as relaxing green spaces for the all citizens. It consists of Seowon (West Garden) (North of Daejeon Museum of Art), and Dongwon (East Gardan) (North of Pyeongsong Education Hall). It includes 30 theme gardens such as an wild flower garden, Mugunghwa garden, evergreens garden, rock garden, and a pine garden.
This arboretum is located in the center part of the Daejeon Government Complex and the Expo Science Park. This is the mecca of culture and art that embraces the Daejeon Art Center, Pyeongsong Youth Cultural Center, City Art Musuem, and the Lee Eungno Gallery. Each is in harmony with the arboretum. The Hanbat arboretum in the city center is the biggest man-made arboretum. It connects the greens of the Daejeong Government Complex and the Expo Schence Park and it is used as educational spaces for youth and as relaxing green spaces for the all citizens. It consists of Seawan (West Garden) (North of City Art Museum), and Dongwan (East Gardan) (North of Pyeongsong Education Hall). It includes 19 theme gardens such as Nammun Square, magnolia garden, herb garden, rock garden, and a fruit tree garden.
This is a unique path through a Jang-dong Recreational Forest. Visitors can walk along this 14.5km red clay road on barefoot from spring to fall. Masai marathon, Barefoot festa and International Art Contest are held in May every year.
Daecheong Lake was formed in 1980 when the Daecheong Dam was completed. The lake provides Daejeon City and Cheongju City with drinking water, living water, and industrial water. It is known for its driving route along small mountains which are located over 200∼300m sea level and beautiful shrubs. The Daecheong Lake is home to migratory birds and resident birds. In the summer, in the upper part of the Lake, white herons are easily seen. From the observatory, visitors can see the magnificent views around the lake, and the Water Promotion Hall which was opened in 1998 and accommodates a 3D image hall and an aquarium. Around the Daecheong Lake, there are other tourist attractions such as Geumgang River Park, Gangge Tourist Attraction and Munyi Cultural Sites. Take Kyungbu Highway and enter the Shintanjin Interchagne. In the Shintanjin 4 way crossroads, take the road leading to the Daecheong Dam. It takes 3 hours to drive around the Lake.
Jangtesan Forest (300,000 pyeong) is the first recreation forest built by the private fund in South Korea. It has accommodation facilities, fish farm, deer farms, and a children’s playground. Every year many visitors enjoy the man-made forests and natural forests with 12km trails. Wonderful places for family outings are located in the small gorges along the trees. Children can enjoy playgrounds and exercise facilities throughout. Also, from the sky tower, visitors can enjoy the Jangtaesan view and greens leading to the shaking stairs. Visit Jangtesan where you can communicate with nature.
Mountains surround the City of Daejeon, and streams (Daejeoncheon, Yudeungcheon and Gapcheon) meet and merge, and join the Geumgang River. If viewed from the downtown, the Geumsubong Peak and the Dodeokbong Peak are seen in the east with the backdrop of the Gyeryongsan Mountain. In addition, they are ranged up to Mt. Gaphasan and Usanbong Peak and meet with Mt. Geumbyeongsan in the north. In the east, the Gyejoksan ridge stretches long and stands tall in Mt. Sikjangsan. In the south, Mt. Bomunsan and Mt. Gubongsan are viewed. In the west again, the trail meets Mt. Bingyesan, Geumsubong Peak and the Dodeokbong Peak ridges. ‘Daejeon Dullesan Gilitgi’, which started on September 19, 2004, was designed to give more citizens the opportunity to tour around the beautiful mountains of Daejeon by connecting them. While hiking along the ridges of the mountains of Daejeon, they would be able to see various aspects of Daejeon and realize how charming the city really is. At the same time, they can unwittingly learn the importance of natural environment and become fascinated with Daejeon. The mountain ridges in Daejeon create spectacular skylines anytime and anywhere. If you find joy and pleasure by seeing these mountains, you would be able to keep them in your mind just as they surround the city! For the citizens’ easy and convenient hiking along ‘Daejeon Dullesan Gilitgi (133km, 12 routes),’ a brief tourist guidebook which includes useful traffic information and trekking maps has been published. We hope that more citizens come and find peace in their mind with nature.
This house was transferred from a building that was built by the father of Dongchundang, Jungil Song. 「Dongchun」 means 「lively spring.」 Here, Song educated the talents and studied. He also established 「Hoeduck」 Confucius school. It is designated as National Cultural Treasure number 209 and has a sign written by Uam Shiyeol Song. This is a simple and small but elegant structure. It has four sections of floored space in the right and two rooms with a floor heating system on the right. In the front, a narrow wooden veranda is installed. A wainscot is located below the wall of the rooms where a floor heating system exists. For foundation stones, a cornerstone with a high corner of squares were used. It is an example of the special buildings of the late Joseon Dynasty. Behind this building, there is a old birthplace of Jungil Song, which was designated as Daejeon Tangible Cultural Asste Number 3. 「Byelmyo of Song Family」 is the temple that has a mortuary tablet of Jungil Song. Dongchundang Culture Festival : This traditional culture festival was started in 1996 and is held every April around the Dongchundang area. It is named after a nickname of Jungil Song, “Dongchundang”, who is from Daeduckgu. It was established to increase the understanding of traditional culture and unify the community through an exciting festival.
The Daejeon Art & Culture Complex is home to local art and culture, featuring the Daejeon Culture & Arts Center, the Daejeon Museum of Art and the Ungno Lee Museum of Art. The Art Hall can accommodate up to 1,546 guests and 300 performers on the stage. It is a general art & cultural space in which various performing arts such as grand opera, ballet and musical are held. In addition, Daejeon Museum of Art makes the citizens’ lives more relaxing and elegant. The Ungno Lee Museum is an art space where the world’s renowned artist Goam Ungno Lee’s art works are studied and exhibited.
Uineungjeongi Cultural Street was the Mecca of the government administration, business and traditional culture in the central region from the 1960s to the 1980s. Now, it is emerging as an art and cultural street. About 150 art and culture-related shops and facilities (ex: Gallery, performance theater, exhibition & performance facilities, atelier, ceramic shop, antique store, etc.) are clustered along this street. In addition, a variety of fun and exciting events such as the Uineungjeongi Festival, Youth Mime Festival and the Art and Cultural Street Festival are held on this street.
The Yuseong Hot Spring is located in Bongmyeong-dong, Yuseong-gu of Daejeon City. Yuseong is famous for hot springs. According to legends, wounded soldiers of Baekje Dynasty were healed after taking a bath here. Many kings and presidents including the first King of Joseon Dynasty, Lee Seongge stayed here for their vacation. Yoseong is improving every day. Many education institutions including Chungnam National University and Daeduck Research Complex known as the science center of Korea are located in Yuseong. In addition, Yuseong is the mecca of science and technology of South Korea, accommodating a science industry complex, and cutting edge industries including electronics. There are pleasant residential areas in the southwestern area. Yuseong is a rural science and technology city where you can enjoy a relaxing life as well as an academic life, science and industry.