Daejeon is well-known for its advanced technological locations and scientific institutions. Here are some of Daejeon's most exciting attractions to visit if you are looking to get a glimpse of science and futuristic technology.
1. National Science Museum
Address: 481 Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
This is a great destination for a general overview or simply an introduction to scientific findings and technology.
A wide variety of exhibitions could be found here such as Korean natural history, industrial technology, the cosmos, human biology and many more, as well as an interactive experience hall.
The Museum also displays of weapons, Möbius strip, a Korean War-era F-86 Sabre fighter jet, models of herbivorous dinosaurs, a steam engine and a Cheomseongdae, a weather device going all the way back to the Goryeo period.
It also includes Korea's top planetarium with a packed schedule running all day long with just a small entrance fee.
Address: 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
KAIST (shorten for Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology) is a world-leading university in science and technology. It was established by the government in 1971 as Korea's first public, research-oriented and engineering institution.
As a world-class establishment, KAIST has a greatly advanced campus and infrastructure and a vast area of operation. It also includes a knowledge intriguing environment, such as 'Duck Pond and Geese' or 'Newton's Apple Tree', to constantly stimulate their student to exploit their potential to the fullest.
3. Expo Park
Address: 480 Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
Expo Park was originally a location for an exhibition of cutting-edge technology hosted by the Bureau International des Expositions in 1993.
The Park's infrastructure is both wide and filled with advanced facilities, including a garden, amusement park and observation tower.
The symbolic landmark is Hanbit Tower with a height of 93-metre used as an observatory and equipped with science exhibits.
Expo Park also has a wide variety of attractions. To the west of the park, KIGAM Geologic Museum, in a building that resembles the breastbone of a stegosaurus, is the only stand-alone museum in South Korea dedicated only to geology. To the south, Expo Bridge stands tall over the Gap River and is on an axis with Hanbit Tower. It was built back in 1993 with the first exhibition. At night, it illuminates the whole park and highlights the water jets crossing the bridge.