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The fifth-largest city in South Korea, Daejeon (대전) is a major transit hub for the region, with the Yuseong Hot Springs its principal attraction for travelers.

Though a small town until the 1970s, Daejeon is now a bulging suburb of Seoul and Sejong. It's an important science and research center, thanks to the presence of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST, aka the ‘MIT of South Korea’).

Explore Daejeon


Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Daejeon.