Host City, Daejeon
Surrounded by idyllic jade mountains peppered with ancient temples and Confucian pavilions, Daejeon is generally considered the most livable and dynamic of Korea’s major cities. Traffic is quite reasonable, parks, rivers and museums are never more than a short ride away and one can get to Seoul in 50 minutes by train. But what makes Daejeon unique among other Asian cities is its astonishing collection of universities and research institutes conducting worldclass research in the applied sciences from semiconductors to fusion technology and next-generation satellites. Daejeon boasts a large international community and an impressive population of over 7,500 citizens with Ph.D. degrees in the applied sciences and an equal number with M.A.s and other advanced training programs. Daejeon has earned its name as Asia’s “Silicon Valley.” ⇒ For more information
Venue, Daejeon Convention Center
Daejeon Convention Center is an international convention center that embodies all the state-of-the-art technologies of Daejeon, the City of Science. Since all facilities including the grand ballroom, exhibition halls, conference rooms and small- and medium-sized meeting rooms are configured in a user-friendly way, visitors will enjoy the conveniences that haven’t been experienced before. For more information, please click
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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 387,000 m2 (1,270,000 ft) 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 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 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 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.
Since its opening in 1998, the Daejeon Museum of Art has been serving as a representative cultural arts institution in Korea with the establishment of local art history and the flow of modern art. The Daejeon Museum of Art has established a history of precious art culture in Daejeon under the three operating plans and is committed to discovering the value of contemporary art and future culture and arts.
Ungno Lee Museum of Art is the neat little white building surrounded by pine trees, located next to the Daejeon Museum of Art. The museum was designed by French architect Laurent Beaudouin, to commemorate the life and work of the artist Goam Ungno Lee (1904-1989), who devoted his whole life to the modernization and globalization of Korean tradition through architecture.