Taejon Travel Guide

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Taejon Things to Do

  • Expo Park

    Expo Park was the venue for Expo '93. It is now used as an amusement park , exhibition centre and science museum.

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  • Kumdori Land

    Amusement park in Expo Park, with various stomach-churning rides, including a rollercoaster called the Horror Express!

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  • Shinae

    Shinae, the old downtown area, is a great place to wander around at night. There are hundreds of bars, clubs, restaurants and food stalls and a great atmosphere, especially at the weekend. Most people don't arrive here until after 9pm. Some come downtown after midnight. There are clubs that are open all night and people are still dancing and...

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  • Strange bronze statue

    Is it just me, or does this statue look vaguely obscene? Daejeon is a very modern city and the statues dotted around the city tend to reflect this.

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  • Kyerongsan National Park

    Kyerongsan means Rooster Dragon Mountain. The park is mountainous and forested. There are several, well-marked hiking trails, and it is possible to climb Mount Kyerongsan. There are numerous restaurants and gift shops near the main entrance to the park, all selling the local brew: dongdongju.This is a famous location for viewing cherry blossom in...

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  • Donghaksa Temple

    Donghaksa is one of Korea's most famous Buddhist temples. Work started on it in 724 AD and King Taejo prayed here for national prosperity.The original temple was destroyed by fire in 1754 and rebuilt in 1814.

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Taejon Restaurants

  • A Country Restaurant

    Madangee Modakpul Haneulen Dongkeundal, known simply as "Etto" for short, is the nicest restaurant in the Daejeon area.

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  • Seolleongtang

    Hye Song Ok is a traditional Korean restaurant which specializes in Daejeon's local dish, Seolleongtang. It also serves very good Galbitang. These are two types of beef soup. Seolleongtang contains slices of beef with thin noodles while Galbitang contains chunks of stewed beef on the bone.Prices are very cheap. You can buy Seolleongtang,...

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  • Vietnamese

    Pho Chao Restaurant is the only Vietnamese restaurant that I know in Daejeon. It is a small, modern place with efficient service and reasonable prices. And the good thing is there are tables and chairs, so you don't have to sit on the floor. I have eaten here twice so far, and will return.As the name indicates, the restaurant specializes in Pho or...

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Taejon Nightlife

  • Weygook Bar

    J Rock is the main expat bar in Daejeon. It's owned by an American, the bar manageress is Russian and the customers are mostly Canadian English teachers. It's a dark, smoky bar, with a small dance floor and a pool table. Draft Cass costs 3,000 won.

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  • My Favourite Bar

    WA Bar was just about the first bar I happened upon in downtown Daejeon, and guess I struck first time lucky as it still remains my favourite bar. It is located in the heart of the downtown area, where most of Daejeons nightspots are. It's a good place to relax and have a few drinks, before moving onto J-Rock or Watermelon Sugar.It has great decor,...

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  • Go underground

    For when it gets really cold in the winter months, there is an underground shopping mall in downtown Daejeon. The small shops there mostly sell clothes, accessories and mobile phones. Some locals say this is the cheapest place to buy mobile phones.

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  • Traditional market

    Central Market, or Chungang Sijang, is the main market in Daejeon. There are both covered and open-air areas. There are sections for fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, household goods, clothes etc. Some of the things you see can be a bit shocking. This is the first place where I saw pickled seahorses and a skinned dog for sale.It's an interesting...

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Taejon Local Customs

  • Wedding Hall

    This is where the good people of Daejeon get married . I'll tell you about the bad ones in an off the beaten path tip, later.

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  • Kimchi pots

    When I look out of my window I can see clusters of brown, glazed clay pots on nearly every roof top. These are my neighbours' kimchi pots. Most families here make their own kimchi and store it in sealed pots on the roof or in the yard. This makes financial sense, as kimchi is very epensive to buy in the supermarkets, and no Korean family can live...

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Taejon Off The Beaten Path

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    by iwys Updated May 2, 2005

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    Daejeon is twinned with the following cities:

    Seattle, USA
    Brisbane, Australia
    Calgary, Canada
    Novosibirsk, Russia
    Nanjing, China
    Budapest, Hungary
    Ohda, Japan
    Upsala, Sweden
    Guadalajara, Mexico

    Daejeon's metropolitan government tends to make twinning arrangements with sister cities, like Seattle, which are recognised as centres of science and technology in their respective countries.

    The twinning leads to joint projects and exchanges between the communities. At the university, where I teach, for example, there are a lot of exchange students from Daejeon's Chinese sister city of Nanjing.

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Taejon Sports & Outdoors

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    Daejeon's professional baseball team, the Hanwha Eagles, was founded in 1986 and in 1999 became national champions.

    They play at the Hanbat baseball stadium, which has a capacity of 13,242. The atmosphere at the games is great, with lots of chanting and singing.

    Evening games start at 6.30pm. General Seats, in front of the cheerleaders, cost W5,000 per game. Designated table seats, behind the catcher, cost W10,000. You can bring your own food into the stadium or inside you can buy fried chicken, burgers, kimbab, noodles, soft drinks and cans of beer.

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Taejon Favorites

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    by mkim Written May 14, 2006

    Favorite thing: don't miss this if U happen 2 live in TaeJeon
    and since it is in mid-way between Pusan & the capital of SeouL
    it will B well worth Ur mental mind 2 nurture Ur body 2 get off 2 visit this place :

    YooSung is a well-known tourist attraction for the Japanese & Chinese
    formed like a satelite city attached 2 the North-Western border of TaeJeon .

    in this vast flat territory (very rare in the PenninsuLa)
    there's abt.3 major larger hotels and the rest R brand-new Love MoteLs
    that come w/ jacuzzi & steam-showers .
    and all of their baths have direct access 2 the famed hot springs .

    @ the MoteLs they'LL let U chk.out the rms.if U ask
    and newer 1's range from W40,000~W70,000 depend on size(of room & priv.bath)

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