Daejeon is Korea’s science and technology capital, a transport hub and the gateway to the ginseng centre of Geumsan and to hiking trails in nearby Gyeryongsan National Park and Daedunsan Provincial Park in Jeollabuk-do. The new KTX bullet-train service has made Daejeon, 160km south of Seoul, into a suburb of the capital, since the journey there now takes less than an hour. At the same time, the recently opened subway system has improved transport within the city.
Like other major cities, Daejeon has its own telephone code, different to that of the province that surrounds it.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009