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Daejeon and around
The Hanbat Arboretum, linked with the Government Complex-Daejeon and Science Park, is the largest manmade urban arboretum. This venue serves multiple purposes: to act as a reservoir of genetically diverse foliage, an eco learning center for students, and a recreational area where people can relax and pass the time in the peaceful embrace of nature. The arboretum, standing on a lot measuring 387,000m2 (1,270,000ft) was developed as part of a three-stage plan. Seowon (West Garden, located north of the Daejeon Museum of Art) and Nammun Square opened on April 28th, 2005, while Dongwon (East Garden located north of Pyeongsong Youth Cultural Center), which consists of 19 uniquely themed parts such as the Magnolia Garden, Medicinal Herbs Garden, Rock Garden and Fruit Garden, opened on May 9th, 2009.
Yuseong Hot Springs
Yuseong Hot Springs is located at the center of Daejeon. The hot spring is known to be effective in countering many kinds of maladies. The water here contains alkaline minerals such as calcium, and potassium, sulphur, carbonic acid, silicic acid and radium. An especially high concentration of radium is found here. Such alkaline hot springs are known to be good for treating neuralgia and geriatric diseases. Nearby are large accommodations with many convenient facilities, which make it easy to visit here while touring. (Outdoor hot spring is only available for man)
Cheong Nam Dae
Cheong Nam Dae is where you can experience how Presidents lived within magnificent beauty of the nature is always opens to you. Become the chieftain of Cheong Nam Dae for a day and experience how Presidents lived. I hope that you will create many fond and romantic memories as well. Cheong Nam Dae is where you can experience how Presidents lived within magnificent beauty of the nature is always opens to you. Become the chieftain of Cheong Nam Dae for a day and experience how Presidents lived. I hope that you will create many fond and romantic memories as well.
Baekje Cultural Land and Gungnamji
Baekje Cultural Land is Korea's largest history theme park that was built to promote the history and culture of the glamorous Baekje period to the world. Inside the Baekje Cultural Land, one can admire the era’s sophisticated architecture and lifestyle through the Sabi Palace (a royal palace), Neungsa (a royal temple of representative of Baekje), Living Culture Village, Wiryeseong Fortress, Gobungongwon (a tomb park representing the noble class tomb style of the period), Baekje History & Culture Museum, Baekje Forest and more. It is equipped with various exhibition and education facilities such as permanent exhibition halls and special exhibition halls displaying the history and culture of Baekje, a theater, and the i-Baekje Experience Hall.
Gungnamji was artificially made in the 35th year of King Mu’s reign (634 A.D.) of the Baekje Kingdom. It was constructed by digging a well 8km south of Sabi (Buyeo’s ancient name) Castle and drawing fresh running water to it through a pipeline from a river flowing 8km away. This pond was designed according to the theories of geomancy (Pungsujiriseol in Korean), to prevent the spiritual energy from Mt. Geumseong to disperse into the air. The pond has an island with a pavilion, known as Poryongjeong, surrounded by willow trees on it. Gungnamji Pond has been designated as Historic Site No.135.
Changdeokgung Palace (Secret Garden)
Changdeok palace was the second royal villa built following the construction of Gyeongbuk Palace in 1405. The palace grounds are comprised of a public palace area, a royal family residence building, and the rear garden. It was the principal palace for many of the Joseon Kings and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. On those scores, Changdeokgung was designated as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage in February 1997.
Insa-dong Street is one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul and represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. Stores in Insa-dong specialize in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea: hanbok (traditional clothing), hanji (traditional paper), traditional teas, pottery, and folk crafts.
Myeong-dong is one of the busiest places in Seoul and is among Korea’s premier shopping destinations. Over 1 million shoppers pass through this area each and every day. Located in the heart of Seoul, Myeong-dong market has been a witness to Korea’s tumultuous modern-day history as a center of city politics, economy, and culture.
N Seoul Tower
Seoul Tower opened to the public on October 15, 1980 and has become a major tourist attraction. The 236.7m Seoul Tower sits atop Namsan Mountain (243m), Seoul Tower offers panoramic views of Seoul and the surrounding areas. The view is so stunning that many consider Seoul Tower the best tower in Asia.
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