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By Plane

Cheongju Airport

Cheongju International Airport (IATA: CJJ, ICAO: RKTU) is located just north of Cheongju. There is a railway station next to the airport, called Cheongju Airport station, which is on the Chungbuk Line. However this station is 600m from the airport. In practice however, the usual way to reach Daejeon from the airport is via intercity bus.

By train

Daejeon lies on the main train line connecting Seoul and Busan. There are two principal train stations in Daejeon, the main Daejeon Station and the secondary Seo-Daejeon Station. Both are served by the KTX, the Korean high speed bullet train rail service. It takes from 50 min from Seoul to Daejeon and 100 min from Daejeon to Busan.

By bus

  There are 3 intercity bus terminals, and several pick up stops for the airport bus express.

    Dong-bu inter-city bus terminal connects to major cities in South and North Chungcheong province. Dong-bu express bus terminal connects to most major cities in South Korea via express way. Both of them are share a building in Yongjeon-dong, Dong-gu.

    Seo-bu bus terminal in Yucheong-dong, Seo-gu, connects to western regions of South Chungcheong province such as Nonsan, Buyeo, Daecheon etc. Yuseong bus terminal located in Bongmyeong-dong,

    Yuseong-gu, connects to northern regions of South Chungcheong province such as Gongju, Yesan, Dangjin, Cheonan etc.

Key places to visit
Mount Bomunsan Desadong Junggu, Mount EXPO Park, Dunsan Prehistoric Settlement Site, Ppuri Park, Donghak-sa Temple, Daejeon Museum of Art


Places to Visit

Mount Bomunsan Desadong Junggu
    Open all year round, free entry, no parking facilities. Observatory, recreation facilities, and cable cars. Also 20 springs, one every 20 m and each supplies drinkable water. 10 trail routes are available including the Sirubong, Mupilbon, and Sansunggil trails. Important historical sites are located on the top of the mountain.

Mount EXPO Park
 Commemorate the Deajeon Expo held in 1993 and committed to understanding the role of science and technology. Closed every Monday. Entrance 2,500 won per person. Parking for 100 cars, small 1,500 won-large 2,000 won. Image simulation hall, dome image hall, energy hall, electric energy hall, and science hall science/exhibition, science academy, robot class, handicraft class, body world, dinosaur festival, unification hall, Hanbit tower, scientist street, Aqua resort, Magic plaza, Gabcheon River, restaurant street, dining hall and tourist information centre. During the 1993 Deajeon Expo, a total 180 billion won was invested. 108 countries participated and 14 million visitors attended.

Dunsan Prehistoric Settlement Site

          When excavating for Dunsan new town in the early 1990s, a bunch of "stone-age" relics were discovered. Prior to the discovery, it was widely believed the region had a rather recent history. At a glance, the site is essentially a very hilly grassy park with scattered reproduction 'prehistoric huts' built over it. However the site provides extensive historical information for visitors. It is open at night and the inside of the huts light up as you approach showing off an interpretation of what was discovered, complete with reproductions of the various farming and domestic tools unearthed. Free.

Ppuri Park

       A family-oriented park on the far southern outskirts of town. Down by a smallish dam, there are the usual swan boats and the like, but the odd drawcard is the hill covered in stone statues representing local family lineages. Local Koreans no doubt have a great time pouring over these, tracing their roots (ppuri), but to the casual observer it's just a curious, if unusual, collection of modern art. A path also leads over a bridge and to the top of the cliff directly to the south where not only is there a pleasant view, but the peak is also littered with a bizarre array of wooden phalli. Free

Donghak-sa Temple

      A picturesque temple outside of Daejeon in the adjacent city of Gongju, but linked in on the Daejeon bus routes. In addition to the temple, the valley contains restaurants, hotels and saunas (including a fair few of the funky "hobbit mushroom" styled ones) and a fairly dramatic waterfall, albeit dry much of the year. This all falls within Gyeryongsan National Park. A well stocked tourist information booth exists at the entrance and is an ideal starting point for a hiking trip over the region. Restaurants in the area tend to be well catered towards foreign (primarily Japanese) tourists with picture menus of the most popular items: a rarity in central South Korea. To get in, the 107 bus will take you from Daejeon Korail station direct, although it is much faster to take the subway to the National Cemetary station, and hop on the 107 there as it prepares to zip out of town. The bus stop is right next to the subway exit. 2000 won

Daejeon Museum of Art  

       Daejeon's primary art facility, nestled between the Government Complex Daejeon, Hanbat Arboretum and the small Mannyeong-dong restaurant district. Has a spacious park filled with modern art sculptures out the front. A small stage out the front sometimes hosts free cultural performances on weekends.

Right Time to Visit

April - October


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