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Fläche: 539,59 km²

Einwohner: 1.475.220 (Stand 1. Januar 2005)

Bevölkerungsdichte: 2.734 Einwohner je km²

Daejeon?/i [tɛːˈtɕʌn] ist eine Großstadt im Zentrum von Südkorea. Sie ist mit 1.475.220 Einwohnern die fünftgrößte Stadt Südkoreas. Daejeon liegt in der Provinz Chungcheongnam-do und ist dessen Hauptstadt, obwohl es politisch eine eigenständige Einheit bildet.

Bis zum Ende der Joseon-Dynastie (1910) war Daejeon ein kleines Dorf. Die Stadt entwickelte sich, nachdem die Eisenbahn im Jahre 1914 fertiggestellt wurde. Daejeon liegt an einer wichtigen Kreuzung.

Während des Koreakriegs war Daejeon vorübergehend die Hauptstadt von Südkorea und etwa 70% der Stadt wurden völlig zerstört. Daejeon wuchs später als ein Zentrum von Textilindustrie, Maschinenbau und chemischer Industrie. In Daejeon befindet sich die Chungnam-Nationaluniversität sowie das Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology.

Yusong liegt etwas zehn Kilometer nordwestlich von Daejeon und ist bekannt für seine heißen Quellen.

Im Jahre 1993 fand die Weltausstellung in Daejeon statt. Die EXPO-Brücke wurde zu diesem Anlass gebaut. Zur Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft 2002 fanden zwei Spiele im neu erbauten Daejeon-World-Cup-Stadion statt.

In Daejon befindet sich das Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Südkoreas Raumfahrtagentur.

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- Total 539.84 km2 (208.4 sq mi)

Population (2007) - Total 1,442,857

Flower White magnolia

Tree Pine

Bird Korean magpie

Daejeon ( listen (help·info); Korean pronunciation: [tɛdʑʌn]) is located in the center of South Korea. It is the fifth largest city in South Korea, with a population of 1,442,856 at the end of 2005.[1] It is at the crossroads of Gyeongbu railway, Honam railway, Gyeongbu Expressway, and Honam Expressway. Within the city limits lies Daedeok Science Town, an area with more than 200 research institutions.


National Government Complex, Daejeon.

The Daejeon area was historically known as Hanbat (한밭), a native Korean term for "large field", during the Joseon Dynasty. The term "Daejeon" simply means the same thing in Hanja.

Historically, Daejeon was a small village without many residents.[not specific enough to verify] However, in 1905, the Gyeongbu railway began operations from Seoul to Busan, opening a station at Daejeon. Soon after, in 1926, under rule of the Japanese government, the Honam railway was built between Daejeon and Mokpo, transforming the latter into a major transportation hub.[verification needed] Because of its geographical location and proximity to means of transportation, Daejeon grew quickly.

In 1932, the capital of Chungnam province was moved from Gongju to Daejeon. Since then numerous changes have been made to the city boundaries. Among the boundary modifications include one that effectively made the nearby town of Daedeok a part of the city in 1983. Daejeon was designated in 1995 as a metropolitan city.

In 1997, the Daejeon Government Complex was constructed as part of an effort to move some government offices away from the densely populated capital, Seoul.[2] The population of Daejeon increased dramatically as a result.[3]

Today, Daejeon's population growth is the second highest in the country, after Seoul, resulting in a large number of new apartment complex projects and high-tech industries in Yuseong-gu.[dubious – discuss]


Daejeon lies between latitudes N36°10'50" to N36°29'47" and longitudes E127°14'54" to E127°33'21" near the middle of South Korea. It is 167.3 km from Seoul, 294 km from Busan and 169 km from Gwangju. Sejong City, which is planned to be the new administrative capital of South Korea, will also be close by.[citation needed] The city is surrounded by several mountains, and Gyeryongsan National Park straddles the city border to the west. Three streams which eventually join with Geum River, called Gapcheon (갑천), Yudeungcheon (유등천), and Daejeoncheon (대전천), flow through the city from south to north.

The middle of the city or the new central business district called Dunsan is where the effort has manifested itself. Newer apartment complexes, albeit structurally similar to that of the rest of the city, sprung up around the new government structures being constructed concurrently in just a few short years starting from the mid-1990s. Newer municipal buildings including the city's courts and the province's main parliamentary building soon followed. The result is a several square mile neighbourhood full of restaurants, standard Korean western-type bars and coffee shops. The area is a place for the workers of the new Daejeon to live close to their offices, most able to walk to work, and dine and shop in a new urban environment.[citation needed]


Being known as the Silicon Valley of Korea, Daejeon is home of various private and public Research Institutes, Centers and Science parks (i.e. R&D centers of Samsung, LG, Korea University of Science and Technology & others are located within Daedeok Science Town in Yuseong-gu.

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is an institution of higher education focused on research in science and technology, and was ranked as the best Asian science and technology school by Asiaweek in 2000.[5] Daejeon Science High School, which is a selective high school focused on teaching science.[6]

Chungnam National University, a major national university established for the South Chungcheong province, and Pai Chai University, which is one of the oldest private universities in South Korea, are also located within the city.

Hannam University, located in O-Jeong Dong, is another university in the city. It has plans to expand its campus in the next couple years as it has purchased neighboring Taejon Christian International School.

Research and Development

Daejeon features a technology cluster known as Daedeok Innopolis defined by the national Universities KAIST and Chungnam National University and surrounded by government research institutes, government-invested corporate research institutes, corporate research centers and venture companies. The mutual stimulation and cooperation between these communities produces remarkable innovation and commercialization of available technologies. When the Boston Consulting Group released recently a list of nations leading in innovation, Korea was ranked number two, just below Singapore.

Daedeok Innopolis derives its power from its ability to effectively innovate, an organic and fluid ecosystem for creativity . The research institutes and universities in Daedeok Valley have spun off multiple start-ups and continue to do so at a remarkable pace. Korea has invested heavily in building up both the research expertise for over thirty years, creating long-term research programs of scale and depth. There are over seven thousand with Ph.Ds in the sciences in Daedeok and state-of-the-art infrastructure is in place that enables Daedeok to play a leading role in the world.

The engine driving Daedeok is the organic circulation of ideas about technology and business between policy makers, researchers and businessmen working in the fields of telecommunications, nanofabrication, biotechnology, water, nuclear and hydro power, nuclear fusion, design, measurement technologies, mechanical engineering, fuel cells, aeronautics, new materials, robotics, new drugs and environmental technologies. Daedeok is exceptionally well endowed in all these fields and is expanding its international ties rapidly. Daedeok Innopolis' membership includes 898 corporations, 35 government invested and sponsored institutions; 6 universities; 15 public organizations.

Among Daedeok Innopolis' universities KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) is considered the top technical university in Korea. Strong fields at KAIST include computer science, electrical and nuclear engineering, mechanical design, chemistry and telecommunications. The national university Chungnam University also plays a central role in those fields, but brings also focused expertise in biotechnology, medicine and the agricultural sciences. These universities are complemented by such outstanding universities as Hanbat University (a leader in IT), Pai Chai University, Hannam University, Mokwon University and Woosong University.

Research institutes in Daedeok include the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), National Fusion Research Institute, National Nanofab Center, Korean Basic Science Research Institute, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Marine and Ocean Engineering Research Institute, Institute for information Technology Advancement, Korea Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, Korea Institute of Energy Research, Agency for Defense Development, Korea Institute of Toxicology, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Korea Institute of Nuclear Non-proliferation and Control, National Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety and the National Security Research Institute. Among the outstanding technology produced in Daedeok are ETRI's wireless communications systems CDMA, WIBRO & DMB, KRIBB's nano biochips, KARI's KOMPSTAT satellites and NFRI's KSTAR nuclear fusion reactor.

Daedeok is also home to twenty-one corporate research centers with global reach surrounded by an equal number at smaller firms. Some of the notable corporate research centers are Dongbu Advanced Research Institute, (biotechnology, microorganisms and agrichemicals), GS-Caltex Value Creation Center (environmentally friendly products including substitutes for oil), Hanwha Chemical Research (biotechnology, electronics materials, catalysts & nanotechnology), Honam Petrochemical Daeduk Research Institute (synthetic chemistry & petrochemicals), LG Chemical LTD. Research Park (Lithium Ion Battery & Polymer Battery Development), Samyang R&D Center (medical Research and electronics) and SK Institute of Technology (petroleum-related research).

Also such public corporation research institutes as Korea Electric Power Research Institute (hydroelectric projects and nuclear energy), Korea Institute of Construction Materials (authorized test agency for construction materials), Korea Institute of Aerospace Technology (aerospace design, satellites, launch technologies) are also part of the Daedeok ecosystem.

The cross-fertilization between research fields in Daedeok encourages innovation and collaboration. Over the last 15 years, venture companies have sprung up like mushrooms after a spring rain, numbering over 800 at last count. Some of those companies have gone on to become major players and others are coming of age today.

The city supports one of the fastest developing business communities with a strong emphasis on technological innovation. The recently opened Daedeok Techno Valley on the north side of town brings together research with light manufacturing to create a unique environment for R&D. The universities and research institutes have set up venture firms here to explore new applications of their technologies. More recently, Daejeon's ACTS (Agency of Advanced Cultural Technologies and Services) has become a Mecca for multimedia entertainment and film. In October of 2009 a new Daedeok Innopolis Business hub will open.


Expo Science Park.

In 1993, an international exposition (Expo '93) was held at Daejeon. Several landmarks such as the Hanbit Tower and the Expo Bridge were built at this time. After the exposition ended, the grounds were refurbished as Expo Science Park. Next to the park is the National Science Museum, which had moved to its current location in 1990.[7]

There are eight good places for sight seers which are designated by city government.[8] Those are The Eight Sights Sikjangsan (Mt.), Bomunsan (Mt.), Gubongsan (Mt.), Jangtaesan (Mt.), Yuseong Spa, EXPO Park, Daecheonghosu (Lake), and Gyejoksan (Mt.).

Most of the cultural centres and sight seeing places are located in Yuseong-gu district with the exception of Ppuri park and Daejeon Zoo.


The Daejeon Museum of Art, located in Dunsan Grand Park, is an art museum focused on the convergence of art and technology. Since it was established in 1998, numerous exhibitions on contemporary art have been held. Another important cultural institution is the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, which performs in Daejeon Culture & Arts Center and other local venues, and which recently completed several international tours, including visits to the United States and Japan.


The Daejeon World Cup Stadium was constructed in preparation for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Several games have been held there, including the South Korea vs. Italy match in the second round. It is also the current home for the K-League football club Daejeon Citizen, and National League side Daejeon Hydro & Nuclear Power FC. Daejeon also hosts amateur football club Daejeon de la Cuba, which plays in the Super Sunday Football League.

The city is home to LPGA golfers Se Ri Pak and Jang Jeong. Daejeon is also the hometown of former New York Mets left-handed reliever Dae-Sung Koo.

The Hanhwa Eagles of the KBO play their home games at Daejeon Baseball Stadium in Busa-dong.


Daejeon is a provincial center for the television, newspaper and publishing industries.

In Daejeon, major television broadcasting companies such as KBS, MBC have branches. TJB is a local television broadcaster based in Daejeon. In most apartments, cable TV services are available. 8 channels of Mobile TV are provided with the digital radio channels. Several FM radio stations provide news and music on the air. KBS, MBC, TJB has their FM radio channels and there are Christian radio channels, FEBC and CBS, and traffic news channel TBN.

Daejeon ilbo is a local newspaper which covers South Chungcheong province.


Daejeon train station.

Daejeon is a center of transportation in South Korea, where two major expressways, Gyeongbu Expressway and Honam Expressway, and two major railways, Gyeongbu railway and Honam railway, are joined. Travel time between Daejeon and Seoul using the high-speed railway system, otherwise known as KTX, is about fifty minutes. The nearest airport to Daejeon is Cheongju Airport, about a thirty-minute drive north of Daejeon.


One line, Daejeon Subway Line 1, of a planned five-line subway system has been operating since April 17, 2007 (partial operations on this line began on March 16, 2006). This subway line connects Daejeon station, located in the original city center, with the more modern and more recently developed sections of this city, including Dunsan, where the city hall and a number of national government buildings are located.

Notable differences between the Daejeon subway and the Seoul subway include narrower cars, no doors connecting cars, four cars per train rather than ten, and storage space under the seats for use by passengers.[9] The subway also uses round plastic tokens instead of the flat, magnetic paper tickets used in Seoul. The tokens are read by a proximity sensor when entering the turnstiles, and then inserted into a slot when exiting. The design of the tokens allows them to be used for advertising.[10] Platform screen doors are installed in the subway stations.

Sister cities

Oda, Japan — 1987

Seattle, United States — 1989

Budapest, Hungary — 1994

Nanjing, China — 1994

Calgary, Canada — 1996

Guadalajara, Mexico — 1997

Uppsala, Sweden — 1999

Novosibirsk, Russia — 2001

Brisbane, Australia — 2002

Binh Duong, Vietnam — 2005

Wuxi, China — 2006


In 1993, Daejeon was host to the 1993 International Exposition which created quite a sensation locally as can be seen by the almost ever-present image of Kkumdori, the Expo mascot. You can even find this character emblazoned on several commemorative manhole covers downtown.

Now, the big excitement has died down, and the site has been transformed into a science park. This is a good place to spend a day or two investigating the pavilions that remain from Expo '93. The pavilions range from fairly didactic displays to some really exciting sci-fi simulations.

There is also a neighboring theme park called Kkumdori Land. It offers the usual mix of amusement rides, including a roller coaster. It is a particularly good place to bring children. If you go on weekends however, be prepared to wait in line to enter some of the better pavilions.


Three Kingdoms, Goryeo, & Joseon

Three Kingdoms

Historical evidence suggests that the Hanbat district (present Daejeon), had been inhabited by our forefathers since the days of the Paleolithic Age. In the subsequent Bronze Age, it constituted an outlying northern district of Mahan which was one of the three Hans that existed at that time.

Around the third century A.D., the Baekje Dynasty, which was founded along the Hangang(river) Basin (present Gwangju), conquered Mahan and expanded its territory, extending it to the southern coast of the peninsula. Succeeding in its expansion, Baekje set up its capital at Ungjin (present Gongju) and named the Daejeon district Usul-gun. Usul-gun was regarded as one of the most critical strategic zones in the war of unification among the three powerful kingdoms, Goguryeo, Baekje, and Silla.


When the unification of the whole territory was finally achieved under the Silla Dynasty in the seventh century A.D., Usul-gun was renamed Bipung-gun. Goryeo partitioned this district into Hoedeok-gun and Jinjam-hyeon.


With the introduction of an eight-province system in the 13th year of the reign of King Taejong of the Joseon Dynasty (1413), the two Hyeons were renamed guns - Hoedeok-gun and Jinjam-gun. It was about this time that the district earned the name Hanbat, meaning "The Great Field".

Japanese Rule of Korea by Force

In the wake of the first Korea-Japan Pact, which was signed on August 20, 1904, and the opening of the Seoul-Busan railway on January 1, 1905, an increasing number of Japanese residents began to settle in Hanbat.

Following the annexation of Korea by Japan in 1910, the Japanese Governor-General, at the head of the colonial rule, made an extensive administrative overhaul of the territory on March 1, 1914.

As a result, Daejeon-gun, which included the areas of Hoedeok-gun, Jinjam-gun, and the Hyeonnaemyeon of Gongju-gun was established. Daejeon-myeon occupied the center position (present-day In-dong, Won-dong, Jung-dong, and Samseong-dong), and covered an area of 5.71 km². Daejeon-gun took over the Hoedeok-gun office and moved it from Hoedeok-eup to Daejeon-myeon.

In January of 1914, Daejeon became a boom town with the opening of the Honam Railway. In October 1, 1917, the Governor-General designated Daejeon-myeon as one of "special myeons", the offices of which were subject to be governed by the Japanese officials.

In March 1926, part of Haenam-myeon was incorporated into Daejeon-myeon, an increase of 16.36 km².

In accordance with the Eup-myeon system, effective April 1, 1931, Daejeon-myeon with a population of 23,284 inhabitants, was raised to the status of an Eup. The relocation of the provincial government of Chungcheongnam-do from Gongju to Daejeon on October 1, 1932, gave the small town an impetus for growth so that it eventually became the center of political, economic, cultural and communication activities.

On October 1, 1935, according to the Bu system (equivalent to city) instituted by the Governor-General's Pact No. 112, Daejeon-eup was upgraded to Daejeon-bu (population 38,061; area 11.36 km² population density 2,233 km²). Daejeon-gun was simultaneously abolished, and the remaining area was renamed Daedeok-gun.



For many years, Daejeo held the reputation as a leading Korean city in the field of science and technology. However, it was only after the Daejeon Expo in 1993 that the world took notice of Daejeon's prowess. Today, the city serves as Korea's second administrative capital (after Seoul) and a major transportation hub. This brand-new convention city is equipped with a superb transpportation infrastructure, state-of-the-art convention facilities, and a wide array of attractions and accommodations.

Located in the center of South Korea. Daejeon is characterized by its robust administration and national defense. However, the biggest strength of Daejeon as a MICE destination is: it acts as the hub of Korea's sciemce amd technology industries.

Opened in early 2008, the Daejeon Convention Center gave the city a major boost in providing support for conventions. The center was established in Smart City(also known as the Convention Complex Zone in Doryong-dong Yuseong-gul), and boasts of shopping malls, accommodations, among other facilities. Additionally, you can explore and experience nearby attractions for leisure or business such as the KOTRA Exhibition Center, the Daejeon Culture and Arts Center, the Municipal Museum of Fine Arts Expo Park, and Hanbat Arboretum.




EXPO Park is a commemorative theme park of the '93 Daejeon

International EXPO. There are many different pavilions in the park with various themes. Audio and video materials displays are changed periodically.


IMAX Theater (one of the largest IMAX Theaters in the world), 3D Theater, Turbo-ride Theater, Body World, IMAX Dome Theater, Electric Energy Pavilion, Energy Pavilion, Nature and Life Pavilion, North Korea Pavilion, Hanbit Tower and its Observatory, Earthscape Pavilion Technopia Pavilion and Material Pavilion.

Music Fountain

The music fountain presents the biggest and the most fantastic multi-media show using water, fire, lightings and fireworks. The Fountain can be even set up as a water screen for music videos. Cold glasses of beer in outdoor cafes will complete visitors’ summer nights.

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- Summer season (March ~ October): 10:00 ~ 17:00

- Winter season (November ~ February): 10:00 ~16:00


Yuseong Spa

At the decline of the Baekje Era, a mother who sought drugs for her son who had been seriously wounded in a battle during the Silla dynasty, saw a crane with a wounded wing on a snow-capped field. It immersed it self in a water puddle and was cured. She then let her son put his limb in the water and it was cured completely. After that, she built a hut near the fountain and invited many ill or injured people to bathe and treat their diseases there.

This is the spa area of Bongmyeong-dong. In the Joseon dynasty, King Taejo and King Taejong visited and bathed here, and many people swarmed to this area, to bath in the open spa. In the 1970s, the development of this region began many in earnest. Nowadays, there are more than 100 motels operating here.

The Yuseong Hot Springs is approximately 11 km west of downtown Daejeon. The water temperature is kept between 42 and 55°C, and it is an alkali radium spring with a pH of 8.4. Because of these distinctive qualities, the water is said to be good for various kinds of skin diseases, neuritis, digestive disorders, obesity, and gynecological diseases. The water is characterized by long-lasting warmth after bath, an improvement in blood circulation, softening of skin callous and the relief of the relief of stress. Such effects over a more prolonged period. however, cannot reasonably be expect the in a short time. they, requir baths. Located in the city, it is a representative urban spa in Korea around which a lot of high buildings, accommodations, and restaurants are located. Besides, the neighboring Yuseong Country Club, the Ggumdori-dongsan, the Expo Science Park, etc. invite many tourists who want to go sightseeing and have a hot spring bath.

Rich Sights to See and Enjoy

Yuseong Country Club

Located at Deokmyeong-dong in Yuseong, this Country Club with an exquisite beauty has a 18 -hole golf course. It also produced the international women's golf star, Seri Park. It is conveniently located next to the Hot Spring.

Yuseong Youth Hostel

Located at the foot of Gyeryongsan (mountain), this hostel can accommodate 200 people at a time. It is used as an excellent training facility for young people.

Daejeon National Cemetery

Located between Yuseong and The The Daejeon National Cemetery in Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, on an area of 330million §³ is considered to be a holy ground where deceased war heroes rest in peace. Hyeonchungmoon (gate) and Hyeonchungtap (tower) stands high to commemorate the loyal war heroes and patriotic martyrs. Next to this Memorial is a scenic rest area for families and worshippers. This rest area is landscaped with deer and bird-garden with a beautiful pond.

Sutonggol Valley

Sutonggol located in Deokmyeong-dong,Yuseong, is a recreation & sports park with beautiful scenery. This place is frequented by residents in Daejeon on weekends and holidays.

Suungyo Altar

This place is located at Chumok-dong in Yuseong-gu. The place has numerous cultural objects and properties. A house called Dosolcheon is considered as the most important cultural treasure here. Next to Cheondan(Sunn-gyo's worship building) stands Seokjong (stone bell) which has an animal shape.

When hit, it makes a booming sound of a metal drum.

Local Foods

Because Yuseong is a tourist special district many tourists come from all over the country. Restaurants show their best cooking in their own ways. Above all 'Sutgol wonnaengmyeon' has still been keeping on its native taste in Yuseong district.


Daejeon Sci. Festival

Korea's largest science festival, held in Daejeon, offers opportunities for people to enjoy science with robots and rockets. The Science Festival, the largest-scale ever in Korea, is to be held at the Expo Park in Daejeon.

It will provide a variety of events for visitors with the curious and enthusiastic mind toward science, some of which are science-experiencing programs. As the festival includes programs, ranging from practical science to traditional one, visitors, regardless of gender and age, can participate in the festival, enjoying and learning science.

To arouse an interest in science and to show quite fantastic spectacles, carefully presented are many programs: the Most Fantastic Science Show and the Science Marathon at the Welcome Zone; the Exhibition for IMT 2000, the Health through Science Story, the Life Engineering Experience Exhibition,Let's Catch Lupin, the Phantom Thief, and Finding Myself Through a Gene at the Family Adult Zone; the Mysterious Exploration into a Nose, the Action Robot Experience, the Basic Science for Children, and the Star Land Experience at the Kids Zone; the Internationally-Renowned Robot Professionals' Invitation Lecture, the North Korean Science Technology Exhibition, the Stars and Their DNA, and the Science Cospre at the Youngster Zone; and the Travel into the Traditional Science, the International Science Exchange Exhibition, and the Reading Sundial Contest at the Foreigner Zone.

There are about 50 events to attract our interest in science, such as a water rocket launched by water pressure in a PET. These events offer opportunities for children and the youth to enjoy most of the scientific fields such as popular imaginary life, three-dimensional film, basic science, and space science. Through Health Life Event and the Bio Engineering Experience Exhibition that shows genome of human beings, the festival makes science easily accessible and fun for adults.

• Date: August 11 - August 20, 2001

• Place: Daejeon Expo Science Park, Daedeok Research Complex


Dongsan Pottery Museum in Daejeon

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Dongsan Pottery Museum in Daejeon offers a great way to learn about the city's culture and history. Daejeon museums collect and care for objects of scientific, artistic, or historical importance and make them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most museums offer programs and activities for a range of audiences, including adults, children, and families, as well as those for more specific professions. Besides Dongsan Pottery Museum in Daejeon , some popular museums in Daejeon include the Museum of Daejeon History, the Hanbat Museum of Education, National Science Museum, Daejeon Observatory, Hyundai Gallery, Currency Museum and Dongsan Pottery Museum.

Fast facts in Dongsan Pottery Museum in Daejeon

Contact no. at Dongsan Pottery Museum in Daejeon : (042) 534-3453

Opening hours at Dongsan Pottery Museum in Daejeon: 10:00 ~ 16:00

Dongsan Pottery Museum in Daejeon closed on : Holidays

Admission Fee at Dongsan Pottery Museum in Daejeon: Free

Features of Dongsan Pottery Museum in Daejeon

The Dongsan Pottery Museum in Daejeon represents the city's culture and tradition. As the name suggests, the Dongsan Pottery Museum in Daejeon mainly displays pottery and earthenware. Pottery is the ware made by potters and the places where such wares are made are called potteries. In everyday usage the term is taken to encompass a wide range of ceramics, including earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The features of the Dongsan Pottery Museum in Daejeon include:

The elements to one of the most important base culture during the long held history such as earthenware , pottery , crockery etc are displayed here.

The elements which are perishing are systematically collected, preserved, displayed and researched to increase understanding and advance the city's traditional culture.

This center was established to increase sentiment of the citizens and to contribute to the education of the society.

There are three exhibition centers in the museum. The first displays earthenware while the second is a pottery and crockery exhibition center. The third one is basically a folkloric exhibition center

Daejeon in South Korea is a popular tourist destination. Daejeon is the fifth largest city in South Korea and is home to several tourist attractions. Daejeon Tourist Attractions are huge draws for tourists traveling to the city from far and wide.

Major Tourist Attractions in Daejeon:

Expo Park is a major attraction of the city. Regular city buses will take you to this destination. You can also avail of 14 shuttles in order to reach this place.

Daejeon Daejeon Metropolitan Zoo is a popular tourist destination of the city. 701 “Sit-Down” buses take you to the hot spot.

Another major tourist spot in the city is Bomun-san (Mt.). The place can be accessed by regular city buses.

You should visit Gyejok-san (Mt.) in Daejeon. Regular city buses and a number of “Sit-Down” Buses take you to this popular tourist spot.

Avail of shuttles in order to reach Daecheong-dam, an attractive site in Daejeon.

Regular city buses and Sit Down buses ply across the city to reach Gubong-san (Mt.).

Jangtae-san (Mt.) can be accessed by regular city buses.

Sikjang-san (Mt.) is a major tourist spot in the city which can be reached by regular city buses.

Manin-san (Mt.) can be accessed by regular city buses and several shuttles.

Uam Historial Park is a popular tourist attraction of Daejeon and is seaily accessibly by a good network of buses.

Regular city buses can be availed of in order to reach Jangsu Town.

Donghan-sa (Temple) is a popular tourist destination a major holy edifice in the city. Sit Down buses can be availed of in order to reach the city.

Among the other major tourist attractions, shopping seems to be a huge draw amongst tourists. The major shopping centers in the town are Galleria Dongbaek, Galleria Timeworld, Lotte Department Store and Department Store Say.

Sightseeing in Daejeon

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Sightseeing in Daejeon offers you everything that you have always wanted for your perfect holiday - nature's wealth at its fullest, ancient temples and shrines, fascinating remnants of pre-historic culture, museums, beautiful parks and gardens, entertainment parks - Daejeon covers it all. Daejeon is a metropolitan city in the centre of South Korea. It is the fifth largest city of South Korea with a population of 1,438,778. The Daejeon area was historically known as Hanbat, a native Korean term for large field. Historically, Daejeon was a small village without many residents and today, the population growth of the city is the second highest in the country, after Seoul, resulting in a large number of new apartment complex projects and hi-tech industries.

Daejeon is truly captivating with its countless natural and artificial scenic sights. The most famous tourist attractions in Daejeon are the Eight Sights of Daejeon -- Mt. Sikjangsan, Mt. Bomunsan, Mt. Gubongsan, Mt. Jangtaesan, Yuseong Spa, EXPO Park, Daecheonghosu Lake and Mt. Gyejoksan.

Come and explore the magic mountains of Daejeon. Lofty heights, surrounded by verdant greens and rippling waters - this is the perfect place for having some quaint moments. The temples and shrines of Daejeon are abodes of ancient culture and faith and sites dating back to the some of the earliest dynasties of South Korea. The hot springs of Yuseong are unique in their natural wonder and magical medicinal properties. There are several national parks and amusement parks too offering many recreation opportunities for travelers and local residents.

There is more to the identity of Daejeon than just being a beautiful city of nature's riches and culture's resources. As a city of science and technology, Daejeon is home to Daedeok Science Town, one of the highest-ranking science towns in Asia. The city is also home to Daedeok Valley, or the Silicon Valley of Korea. It is the hub of high-tech ventures and international business.


Taejŏn Expo '93

Taejon Expo '93 was a three-month international exposition held between August 7, and November 7, 1993 in the central South Korean city of Daejeon (at the time spelled "Taejŏn").


The theme of the exposition was "The Challenge of a New Road of Development", with various other sub-themes around sustainable and 'green' development. The exposition was an officially-endorsed BIE (Bureau of International Expositions) specialized exposition commemorating the centenary of the first-ever representation of the "Hermit Kingdom" (Korea) to a world exposition, namely the 1893 Columbian Exposition of Chicago. It was also the first exposition held in a developing country.

Site Zoning

The exposition site consisted of three main areas - the international zone, the corporate zone and the fun park zone.

Being a specialized exposition, the pavilions in the international zone were for the most part pre-fabricated and rented out to the various international participants for the duration of the exposition. One hundred and eight nations participated at Taejon Expo '93 - making it one of the largest expositions ever held. Among the most memorable were the flagship Korean and United Nations Pavilions.

The corporate zone represented the best wizardry that Korean companies could afford, with some spectacular architecture and contents, all along the theme of the exposition, with the majority of these pavilions being permanent in nature. Some of the most spectacular pavilions included "Starquest" by Samsung, and the three-dimensional IMAX presentation courtesy of Daewoo.

There was also a fun-park zone "Kumdori-land", named after the Expo's fun friendly alienesque mascot "Kumdori", which featured some of the latest in roller-coasters and other more traditional fun-park fair.

Theme Tower

The center of the exposition was pinnacled by the 93-metre high "Hanbit-tap" - or Tower of Great Light, modelled on a traditional Korean Observatory, where guests could take a lift to the central viewing platform for a bird's eye view of the whole exposition site. Today, this platform features a cafe.

Also nearby were the flagship Korean National Pavilion, as well as the beautifully engineered United Nations Pavilion in the shape of a graceful dove.

Overall, it can be said that Expo '93 was a great success, with some of the most memorable technological displays seen at any world's fair.

The Expo Site Today

Today one can visit the former expo site, now called "Expo Park" for a small fee, savour the site from the Tower of Great Light, ride some rollercoasters as well as visit some of the more popular permanent organisation and corporate exhibits from the Expo, including the United Nations Pavilion, which is now a Museum for the Expo. Further information on Expo Park can be found at the official web-site, which, although largely written in Korean, has some English language sub-headings to allow for navigation. Of particular interest is the 'Cyberspace' VR Panorama page where one can view 360 degree photo shoots of various aspects of the site.


September 5, 1993

TRAVEL ADVISORY; Future Is Now at Korea Show

An international exposition that seeks to answer the question "What sort of world do we want to live in tomorrow?" is being held in Taejon, South Korea, about 90 miles south of Seoul.

It is scheduled to run until Nov. 7 and is expected to attract at least 10 million visitors.

The exposition, Taejon Expo '93, which opened on Aug. 7 with more than 100 countries taking part, including the United States, focuses on the role of science and technology in the developing world and how they can be made to work in harmony with the environment.

Twenty-seven pavilions are exhibiting present and future technologies in telecommunications, information, biotechnology and aerospace science across a site that covers 36 acres.

But it's not all high-tech. Special events include a folklore festival (Oct. 30), traditional wedding ceremonies from around the world (Oct. 30) and fireworks displays (till Nov. 7). A total of about 2,300 performances of 55 cultural events will be staged.

An environmental highlight is the Recycling Art Pavilion, one of three pavilions to address the recycling of resources.

Twenty-seven artists from 13 countries will present their works -- the "wrap" artist Christo and the Pop artist Robert Rauschenberg among them -- in such materials as packaging, newspapers and tires.

The exhibition is open daily. Admission is $11.25 for people 18 to 64, $8.75 for those 12 to 17 and $6.25 for children 4 to 11, calculated at 800 won to the dollar.

A discount rate of $6.25, $5 and $2.50 will be applied to admissions after 5 P.M., to people over 65 and the disabled.



F O U N D A T I O N E X P O ' 8 8

Progressing the World Expo '88 Vision

- A non-government not-for-profit entity celebrating Brisbane's World Expo '88 -

Founder and Foundation Executive Director - John R McGregor

I had the distinct pleasure of being able to work for the 1993 World Exposition at Taejon (now Daejon) - a central transport and R&D science hub located in the centre of the Republic of Korea.

The first Exposition to be held by a developing nation - the first Exposition to be held by Korea - and the third Exposition to be held in Asia - Taejon Expo '93 celebrated the Centenary of the 'hermit kingdom's' first representation at a World Exposition - at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, U.S.A.

The three month international specialised Expo was held between 7 August and 7 November 1993 - a total of 93 days - and attracted a record number of international participants - 108 - as well as 33 U.N. level organisations, and numerous other multi-lateral organisations and corporations.

A 'universal-expositions' style Korean Corporate Zone, coupled with an 'international-expositions' style International Zone, Taejon Expo '93 managed to marry these two forms in a unique manner, and showcased the latest in Korean and International emergent technologies on the Exposition theme -'The Challenge of a New Road to Development'.

Over 14 million visitors - some 5% international - and nearly 50% Korean students - made the Expo site a bustling technopolis - opening a door to the 21st century and further, heralding a new age in Korean and International cultural exchange.

Please feel free to view some of these images from Expo '93 - Courtesy of Foundation Expo '88 and the Taejon International Exposition Organizing Committee Press Center.

Kum'dori - the cute and likeable Taejon Expo '93 Official Mascot - a Cosmic Sky Elf

The Taejon Expo '93 Official Logo

- incorporating a Korean 'tae'guk' (yin-yang circle) superimposed on a blue earth globe


nur auf Koreanisch


Expo park

EXPO Science Park is a theme park opened to commemorate the Daejeon International Exposition Korea in 1993. With the neighboring Daedeok R&D district, National Science Museum and Currency Museum, it is a de facto science Mecca.

National Science Museum

National Science Museum exhibits a diverse science and technology collection and provides educational programs. This museum features the largest observatory in the nation with the 23-meter-wide dome. The museum is a place where youth can see, feel, and experience the developments of science for themselves and cultivate their own science-tech interests and creativity.

Daejeon Observatory

Daejeon Observatory offers opportunities to observe celestial bodies. This observatory is the first of its kind in terms of accessibility for ordinary people to enjoy astronomy. Observation of the sun can be made during the day, and the observation of other celestial bodies such as planets, nebulas, and clusters of stars at night.


ETRI(Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) was established in 1976. Since then, it has made a great contribution to the development of science in Korea with unprecedented achievements in the field of information technology and telecommunications.

Korea Aerospace Research Institute

This research institute was founded on October 10, 1989 with the aim of fostering aerospace technology and industry. The research achievements of the KARI include development of medium and small-size airplanes, earth observation, satellite development for telecommunications and broadcasting, and development of scientific rockets and fuel resources. It plays a major role in distributing applied aerospace technology nationwide.

Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology

This is the only research institute in Korea that specializes in biotechnology. The institute carries out the basic research needed to understand fundamental life phenomena, and also performs biotechnology research in health and medicine, increased food production, new biomaterials, environmental purification and the development of new energy resources.

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

This institute was established in 1959 as the only national, comprehensive research institute for atomic power. The institute is committed to the research and development of atomic power generation, and to research, policy study and manpower training on fundamental atomic energy technology.

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