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Korea's Science and Technology Showcase

Daejeon leaped into the international spotlight in 1993, when the city successfully hosted the International Expo. Since then, Daejeon has been Korea's undisputed technology capital. The Daejeon Expo site now serves as public and private sector educational and research facilities.

Daejeon lies almost at the exact centre of Korea and has historically been one of the country's main transportation hubs where railways, roads, and expressways all merge. Archaeological evidence suggests that there has been a settlement at Daejeon since Palaeolithic times, when settlers were no doubt attracted by the area's low hills, wide plains and abundant streams and rivers. Certainly the area was an important strategic centre around the first century AD, when the neighbouring cities of Gongju and Buyeo were capitals of the ancient Baekje Kingdom.

Daejeon has risen to become a dynamic and prosperous urban centre, the second administrative capital next to Seoul.

The Daedeok Science Town acts as an incubator for cutting-edge technology and venture companies. It is also an educational and cultural park, housing the National Science Museum, the Korea Institute of Science and Technology and the Science and Culture Center.

Daejeon has several interesting tourist destinations, including culture-rich Buyeo and Gongju, and Mt. Gyeryong National Park, all of which belong to the Baekje (18 BC - AD 660) Culture Zone. Gongju was an early capital of the ancient kingdom, then Buyeo around the sixth century. The two cities remain popular destinations for visitors wishing to soak up some of Korea's fascinating cultural history.

Daejeon is also known for the quality of its hot springs. The Yuseong Thermal Spring is a particularly popular resort for domestic and international travellers. The hot mineral water contains calcium, radium, sulphates and carbonates, and is believed by many to be especially good for skin diseases and neuralgia.


Web site: (Korean, English)

Tel: 82-42-600-5204

Fax: 82-42-600-2449


Simple and refined, the Daejon Stadium was designed to welcome spectators
with the warmth found in the traditional courtyards of Korean homes.

Key Facts

Name: Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Type: Football Only
Opened: September 13 2001
Cost: W121.7 billion
Total Capacity: 41,024
Spectator seats:
Under cover: 33,897
Open: 7,113
VIP seats: 584
VIP Boxes: 20 ( 234 seats)
Disabled seats: 274
Pitch Size: 116m x 79m
Spectator Parking: 1,753
Distances to Stadium
From city centre: 7 km
From Cheongju Airport: 45 km
From railway station: 9 km
From bus terminal: 10 km
Press Facilities
Press seats: 597
Seats with desk and telephone: 597
Space for commentators: 597
Space for photographers: 98

Source: FIFA

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