Daejeon, the City of Medical Tourism A New Mecca of Medical Tourism, the collaboration of medical infrastructure and science

WHY? Is it Daejeon medical tourism?

Introduction of Daejeon Medical Institution

Daejeon, a cutting-edge medical tourism city and leading biomedical city!

There are various biopharmaceutical institutions in the Daedeok Research Complex, 30 government-funded research institutes, 20,000 researchers with master's and doctoral degrees or higher,
R&D achievements related to clothes, such as 60,000 domestic patents and 7,000 overseas patents, can receive medical insurance at a low price.

Daejeon tourism information

Daejeon Tourism

Daejeon's main attractions
Information on festivals and shopping
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  • Jangtaesan Mountain Forest

    It is in Jangan-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon and is one of the 12 Attractions of Daejeon with its magnificent landscape. The only Metasequoia forest in Korea is formed here densely and with its exotic landscape, and it is famous as a resting forest for families to enjoy. Jangtaesan Mountain Forest is the first forest developed and run by a private fund in South Korea. It was taken over by Daejeon Metropolitan City in February of 2002 and remodeled and re-opened in April, 2006. View information
  • Ppuri Park

    Ppuri Park is an educational place with the world’s first sculptures symbolizing family names allowing everyone to know their background and foster filial piety and make them aware that they are from Korean descent. This park features a variety of facilities including sculptures of family names, Sasindo (the painting of four gods) and Sibijiji (the twelve terrestrial branches)-shaped spring water, waterside stage, where various events are held, the forest park, observatory, octagonal pavilion, recreational forest and the nature observation garden. In addition, there are 30 mini motor cars (2 seats, for preschoolers and elementary school students), a Traffic Safety Education Center, where traffic signs and pedestrian traffic lights are installed, nature observation trail and the arboretum. This park attracts visitors with a variety of cultural events: a family name sculpture installation and unveiling ceremony, provincial friendship tournament, children’s day event, senior citizens’ event, sign language singing park, music concert, etc., and fascinating facilities: Octagonal pavilion ‘Jasanjeong,’ chestnut tree park, pleasant trail, waterside stage, fountain, etc. View information
  • Hanbat Arboretum

    The arboretum located near the Government Complex, Daejeon EXPO Science Park. The area is a mecca of arts and culture with the Daejeon Art Center, Pyeongsong Youth Cultural Center, City Art Museum, and the Lee Eungno Gallery which harmonize with and culture. Hanbat Arboretum in the city center is the largest man-made arboretum in Korea that connects the greens of the Daejeon Government Complex and the EXPO Science Park. It provides preservation of various plant species, educational space for youth, and a relaxing green area for citizens in the middle of the city. It consists of Seowon (West Garden, North of the City Art Museum) and Dongwon (East Garden, North of Pyeongsong Youth Cultural Center), which includes 19 theme gardens (Nammun [South Gate] Square, Magnolia Garden, Herb Garden, Rock Garden, Fruit Tree Garden, etc.), and Tropical Botanical Garden. View information
  • Daecheong Hoban Trail

    Daecheong Lake was developed in 1980 when the Daecheong Dam was completed and has been providing drinking water, living water and industrial water to Daejeon city and Cheongju City since then. It is known for its driving route with small mountains at an altitude of 200-300 meter and beautiful shrubs extending above the lake. It is home of migratory birds and resident birds, and in summer, white herons are easily seen at the upper part of the lake. At the observatory, the visitors can view a magnificent landscape. The Water Promotion hall opened in 1998 has a 3D image hall and an aquarium. There is a lawn square as well. Around Daecheong Lake, there are other tourist attractions such as Geumgang River Park, Gangge Tourist Attraction and Munyi Cultural Site, which makes it easier to coordinate. To get to Daecheong Lake, take Kyungbu Highway and enter the Shintanjin Interchange. At the Shintanjin 4-way crossing, take the road leading to the Daecheong Dam. It takes about 3 hours to drive around the lake. View information
  • Gyejoksan Hwangtogil Trail

    Gyejoksan Hwangtogil Trail is the only place in the world to experience such a healthy feeling from nature, and you cannot experience this anywhere else in Korea. It is a must-see place for travelers, along with Mt. Gyejoksan and Daecheong dam, when they visit Daejeon. While walking or running 14 km of the exciting Hawntogil Trail located at an altitude of 200 m to 300 m, you can find health in body and mind. In spring and fall, hikers from all over Korea gather to enjoy the landscape of Mt. Gyejoksan while hiking. Gyejoksan Hwantogil Trail was selected as ‘the must-see place in May’ by Korean Traveling Agency in 2009 and is the place where around 500 participating children from 100 other countries and James Michel, President of Seychelles, walked with bare feet and highly praised it during the UN Environment Children Assembly. As a ‘healthy forest’, Mt. Gyejoksan became famous, and the ‘Gyejoksan Hwangtogil Trail walking’ travelling product won the grand prize in the travel category of the ‘2nd G Market Local Government E-marketing Fair.’ In addition, every year the ‘Eco One Sunyang Masai Marathon’ is held here, which has over 5000 participants including about 600 foreigners from over 40 countries. This has become a major festival in Daejeon. View information
  • Daejeon Dullesan-gil Trail

    The mountains extend to surround Daejeon, and in between, the Geumnam Jeongmak (mountain range) meet and merge into Geumgang River. From the view from downtown, with the backdrop of the famous mountain of Geumnam Jung mak, Gyeryongsan Mountain in the west, the Geumsubong Peak and the Dodeokbong Peak connect across Sapjae to Gaphasan Mountain and Wusanbong Peak and extend into Geumbyungsan Mountain in the north. In the east, the ridge of Gyejoksan Mountain extends long and peaks at Sikjangsan Mountain, and in the south it embroiders Bomunsan Mountain and Gubongsan Mountain. It meets the ridges and trails of Bingyesan Mountain, Geumsubong Peak and Dodeokbong Peak. From Sep. 19th, 2004, ‘Connecting Dullesan-gil,’ which is guided hiking, encourages citizens to look around the mountains surrounding Daejeon by connecting many easily discoverable mountains of Daejeon. By hiking mountains surrounding Daejeon in connection, visitors can observe various views of the entire Daejeon city and can naturally realize how beautiful Daejeon is. Also, they can appreciate nature and admire Daejeon! Whenever and wherever you observe the surroundings, the mountains of Daejeon nicely approach the horizon. If we can feel joy by looking at the mountains, we can hold the mountains of Daejeon in our mind as they surround the city! To this end, Daejeon Dullesan-gil trail (133 km) course is divided into 12 parts and is included in a public transportation and trail map and a general information brochure to encourage the citizens to hike easily and comfortably. We hope that many citizens enjoy this so that beautiful mountains will once again return to our people’s minds. View information