|Daejeon O World
Experience the amazing and wonderful fun in O-world. This is the integrated theme park that combines 「Zoo Land, Flower Land, Joy Land and Bird 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.
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.
|Gyejoksan Hwangtogil Trail
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.
|Jangtaesan Mountain Forest
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.
|Yuseong Hot Spring
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.
|Baekje Cultural Heritage Complex
1Since Baekje’s capital Buyeo was designated the special region for Baekje culture in 1993, this complex was prepared over 17 years from 1994 to 2010.
It has Korea’s first reproduction of Baekje palace during the period of the Three States. Beam on the pillar structure of palace and temple, and the graceful and elegant dancheong are the representative construction style of Baekje. Realistic reproduction of buildings in Sabi based on artifacts and historical sites will help understanding the culture and history of Baekje.
Not only Baekje Historical Cultural Center, but also Sabi palace and the famous temple Neungsa, residential culture village that shows the housing culture of each class, the initial royal palce Wiryeseong, and tombs display the life of Baekje, the great cultural country 1,400 years ago.
Also Baekje Historical Cultural Center that opened in 2006 is the only museum on Baekje history. It has the permanent exhibition that shows the history and culture of Baekje at a glance as well as other exhibitions and education failcity including the featured exhibition and i-Baekje trial room.
Located at the western end of Mt. Buso along the Baekma River, the Gudeurae region boasts beautiful scenery and a well-developed sculpture park. The port in the region acted as an entrance to the Sabi Castle during the Baekje Dynasty and today serves as a dock for the cruise ship that travels up and down the Baekma River. Restaurants serving delicious regional cuisine are located near the dock, making the area a recommended tourist location for visitors who are looking for a combination of natural beauty and flavorful culinary delights.
Gudeurae was designated a Korea tourist region in 1985. Following the official designation, a sculpture park housing 59 sculptures was established in the area. Thirty of the works of art were crafted by sculptors residing in Gudeurae who are known for skills that have been handed down from artists dating back to the Baekje Period. The other 29 pieces are from Korean and overseas artists who participated in the International Modern Sculpture Symposium in 1999. The sculptures bring about a sense of beauty that reflects the region’s history as well as modern art, making the park a popular tourist site and retreat for residents. A monument built in memory of a well-known folk song describing the beauty of Gudeurae is also located in the region.
|Royal Tombs in Songsan-ri
Royal Tombs in Songsan-ri (25th king of Baekje) was discovered by chance during a drainage construction project in 1971. It was found in its complete form, which had been well-preserved from 1,500 years ago. This is the sole royal tomb dating from the Three Kingdom Era where the identity of the buried person is accurately known. It is praised for its refined aesthetics, and provides a glimpse into the finest craftsmanship and creativity of the Baekje people.
Taehwasan Mountain situated in Unam-ri, Sagok-myeon was given its name because of its massive size and beautiful landscape. It contains Magoksa Temple, the Main Temple of the 6th District of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Magoksa is a temple founded by Precepts Master Jajang of Silla during the reign of King Mu of Baekje (840 AD). As a thousand-year-old temple, it contains numerous treasures, and the faded dancheong (traditional multicolored paintwork on wooden buildings) on Daegwangbojeon Hall gives a rustic appearance. Next to Daewangbojeon and Daeungbojeon halls, there is Baekbeomdang Shrine where independence activist Baekbeom Kim Gu stayed, and one can take a leisurely walk along the Baekbeommyeongsang-gil (lit. the trail of meditation of Baekbeom), while enjoying the pleasant scent of pine.
※ Tip: Baekbeommyeongsang-gil consists of three hiking courses along the paths where Baekbeom Kim Gu walked and contemplated on the ways to save the nation, while spending his post-retirement days and practicing an ascetic life at Magoksa Temple (Baengnyeonam Hermitage).