The Yuseong Traditional Fifth-day Market is held in the Jangdae-dong area of Yuseong District every five days. It was originally held on dates ending in “5” or “0”, but it is said that because it rained too often on market days, it switched to dates ending in “4” or “9”. The market is visited not only by the residents of Daejeon, but also residents of nearby areas. Livestock is displayed by the entrance to the market, and as you move into the market, fish, vegetables, medicines, and tableware are displayed in that order. Offering echoes of old memories and the chance to experience the lifestyle of previous generations with foods that are inexpensive yet made with a human touch, the Yuseong Traditional Fifth-day Market is sure to become a place you want to visit again and again.
Expo Bridge was built across Gapcheon Stream in front of the site of Taejon Expo ’93. It is a pedestrian-only bridge and has been made into a pleasant spot for walking with painted archways, waterproofing of the upper deck, and a wooden boardwalk. The bridge is beautiful at night when the lighting is turned on, and is beloved by photographers and locals alike.
Oncheon 1-dong in Yuseong District offers a venue for foot bathing. The white blossoms of fringe trees create a beautiful atmosphere. The Yuseong Hot Springs Culture Festival is held here in May when the flowers are in bloom, and it is filled with people who come to enjoy the pathways lined with flowers and the foot baths. As you sit with your feet in the hot spring water, all fatigue leaves your body and you feel as though your entire body is submerged. The experience is enjoyed by the elderly, families, and couples on dates alike. The Yuseong Hot Spring Outdoor Foot Baths are easy to find, being located off of Yuseong Famous Product Theme Street near Yuseong Spa Station.
With construction starting in October 2007, Yurim Culture park was created and donated to the city by the local firm Kyeryong Construction using 57,000㎡ of city-owned land in the Bongmyeong-dong area of Yuseong District. In order to display Korea’s four seasons, 64,082 trees and 135,450 other plants are planted in the park. A man-made lake, built in the shape of the Korean peninsula, offers installations including a waterwheel and Yurim Pavilion. A central plaza has been built by the entrance, and there is also a walking path made with natural clay to allow for barefoot walking or bicycling.
Approximately four kilometers from Yuseong District lies a beautiful valley nestled in the forests between Dodeokbong Peak and Geumsubong Peak of Gyeryongsan Mountain. Although it is not a difficult climb, its high elevation allows visitors to look down in all directions, with a beautiful view that seems as if the landscape around it had been embroidered. For those who love hiking, it has become an extremely popular one-day course. Even if you don’t want to try climbing the mountain, a walk along the valley’s well-maintained paths, stopping to briefly use the exercise equipment provided along the path, is a great way to relieve stress. Sutonggol Valley is a great place to have an excursion while enjoying light exercise.
At Chungnam National University, cherry trees and forsythias are planted along the roads to the Student Center, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, and more. In the spring, the campus is bursting with flowers in full bloom. It has become a place where tens of thousands of locals visit each year to view the flowers.
The National Science Museum collects, displays, researches, protects, and offers science education on a variety of science and technology-related materials. It offers permanent exhibitions, special exhibitions, experience centers, a biosphere, the Science Hall (movie theater), an international conference room, and audiovisual facilities, as well as a state-of-the-art Maglev train. It also offers facilities such as a planetarium with a 23 m dome, the first in the country, to allow visitors to see and experience scientific phenomena and equipment, helping to make science a part of daily life and increase the scientific interest and imaginations of teenagers and young people.
At Daejeon National Cemetery, the remains of patriotic martyrs and national heroes lay at rest. This sacred national site is visited each year by approximately 2.5 million students, surviving family members, and those who come to pay their respects.