Nature & parks in Daejeon

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Nature & Parks in Daejeon

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  • Chris Ruggaluffagus
    Yorktown, VA268 contributions
    This place may seem like a “check the box” type of stop, but this was definitely one of my favorites during the whole trip.

    I planned to stay only 10-15 min, but ended up staying near 45 min. There is a foot washing station and air hose on site to dry your feet. Packing an extra towel is not needed, unless you just have to use a towel.

    Please follow their rules and instructions so all can continue to enjoy this site. It’s easily accessible by public transportation and there is parking nearby if you choose to drive. Small parking fee is required on some streets. I paid only 1000₩ for an hour.

    Good luck and have fun!
    Written March 31, 2021
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  • David Correa
    Paris, France22 contributions
    I visited the park during winter so the real charm of it wasn't there, but even if it wasn't in the good period the place is charming and nice to relax.
    Written January 24, 2022
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  • Chris Ruggaluffagus
    Yorktown, VA268 contributions
    This place is definitely one of those areas you want to visit in the spring. Cherry blossoms start blooming end of March and the tulips are just popping up. The animal park was fun too. The bears love those treats. Don’t miss bird land and visit the Lorikeets. Definitely recommend you show up in afternoon after crowds start dieing down. I saw the whole park and did everything except rides. 2-3 hours is enough to hit the highlights, but I recommend at least 4. If you have more time, you can spend the whole day here riding the rides. All inclusive ticket=29000₩ Adult ticket for all sites=12000₩ Safari ticket=6000₩ I bought the adult ticket and safari ticket to enjoy all the animal sites. Bring 1000₩ bills for feeding the animals. There are many vending machines with food for almost all the animals. That was super fun! Good luck and have fun!
    Written March 29, 2021
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  • Kyo
    Daejeon, South Korea4 contributions
    Jangtaesan Mountain is famous for its metasequoire trees, but it has several small trail courses so you can take a walk in various places whenever you go depends on your energy level. The best thing about it is that you can relax in the forest's wooden beds and benches. I recommend a picnic on that wooden beds with your family and friends. Even if you go without any preparation, there is a cafe in the forest, so you can enjoy your food at the music cafe.
    Written June 3, 2020
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  • Punyotai T
    Daejeon, South Korea4 contributions
    It's a nice park near Gapcheon river. Locals ride bike and have a walk or do jogging. Sometimes, we see people picnics or walk their dogs.

    Few times a year, they have flower festivals! There are cute cartoon characters. good for picture. Recommended for kids.
    Written January 13, 2020
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  • Traveler748233
    Daejeon, South Korea7 contributions
    I healed on the red clay Road. There are many family travelers. I hope there's more accommodation and dining.
    Written July 13, 2020
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  • Chris Ruggaluffagus
    Yorktown, VA268 contributions
    This is a really great spot for pictures and to relax. Leisurely stroll along the paths between the buildings. This place is known for the renowned scholar Song Si-Yeol who was concerned with the lives of common folk. Great structures and flor help to capture “classic Korean” pics. Best when visited in the spring and fall.

    Unfortunately the entrance was destroyed by bad driver, but the grounds were not affected. Good luck and have fun!
    Written April 2, 2021
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  • A_M_D_WAW
    Warsaw, Poland32 contributions
    Ppuri park is not very far from the city center (less than one hour by bus and walk). For us it was very pleasant walk in a beautiful garden of blooming flowers (it was May), interesting sculptures on a green slope of a hill above a river. On the bank of the river many families with children play or picnic. There is a lot of information about the place in the internet, however if you are interested in the history and culture of Korea it is good to visit the place with someone who reads and translate Korean. As far as I understand the sculptures are not tombs (and park is not a cemetery), it's all about the history of family names in Korea. Quite lovely and interesting place even if you do not read Korean.
    Written May 20, 2019
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  • ธิติ ต
    40 contributions
    I went to visit the museum with my five-year-old son. The museum has both in-door and out-door exhibition. The in-door displays and exhibitions are very impressive, packed with rock and mineral specimens that tell a lot of story. There are also sections for kids to put their hands on and explore about rocks and minerals, without having to worry about all the equipment because they have them all installed. Kids love them! The displays and exhibitions are very comprehensive, in Korean with some English. It would be nice if you know Korean or have your Korean friend(s) come along. The out door rock garden is even more spectacular if you know some geology. I enjoyed walking from one rock to another seeing fabulous geological features displayed on the rock surfaces. One can also walk through the 4.6-billion-year geological time path and learning about history of the world at the same time. This geological museum is definitely a must-see for all visitors.
    Written June 12, 2017
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  • Huntsland
    Hong Kong, China79 contributions
    It was lovely surrounded by green and water. We had ho-ttuk (Korean style pancake bun with brown (?) sugar mix inside) that is well known amongst Korean people.

    The hiking trail including the bridges over water was lovely
    Written May 31, 2015
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  • Tatiana G
    3 contributions
    Try going on a weeknight when it’s not as busy because it’s basically 1 thin windy dirt road to the top. Lots of the time, it’s a tight squeeze with one car going up and the other coming down. And parking is very limited. You may have to park on the side of the road near the top (it gets a little wider there so it can be done) because there’s not many parking spots.
    But I’ll never forget once I got to the top and walking to the edge, the physical gasp from seeing the skyline filled with lights. Maybe it was more surprising like I didn’t know what to expect than purely beautiful but it was a very nice sight to me. It was quiet and calm there. Popular date spot. Many couples and some families too. I think there was a food stand but I can’t remember. Most people took many pictures and stayed and talked for a while. Not a must see but definitely nice if you have the time to spare :)
    Written May 27, 2018
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  • Emily A
    Madrid, Spain268 contributions
    It is a nice diversion for an afternoon, as it was for us. Arriving by bus we found it easily and even enjoyed the beautiful mountains and temples nearby.
    The aquarium itself is expensive for how small and simple it is but again, it was pleasant. All the basic fish, and even some zoo animals, were there: electric eels, sting rays, piranhas, lions, skunks, snakes, and so on, separated by regions of the world. If you are ok with things being a bit claustrophobic, dirty, and old for you, and the animals, then you will enjoy yourself.
    Written October 23, 2016
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  • 101That
    Singapore, Singapore60 contributions
    Unfortunately, my visit to Bomunsan was truncated by a heavy downpour with made-in-Korea thunder so this review should be viewed as a partial and incomplete of this attraction.

    Bomunsan reminds me of Namsan park in Seoul but on a massively larger scale. It has a paved road that winds around the huge hill with several hiking trails leading off from this road. The paved road is dotted with benches, exercise stations, pavilions, mineral springs, and several scattered developments (youth square, indoor skating rink). Certain sections are very steep and really get the heart thumping faster.

    On the Sunday afternoon that I was there, there were many families with energetic kids, senior citizens and young, courting couples enjoying the sight, sound and smell of the forest. However, because of the expansive area, it didn't seem crowded at all. Instead, the atmosphere was relaxing and it was amazing to imagine that a city existed just a few minutes' walk away.

    The maps and directional signs were unfortunately, in Korean. I read that many of these easy/moderate trails lead to various peaks of Bomunsan, the ancient Bomunsanseong fortress (with a bird-eye's view over Daejeon) and a few small temples. Other trails lead to various entrances/exits of Bomunsan along the vast perimeter of the park. Before I figured out the most appropriate hiking trail to take, the shower has become much heavier and I had to reluctantly call it a day.

    All the food and beverage outlets are concentrated at the entrances of Bomunsan park.

    To conclude, Bomunsan is an attraction for everyone who enjoys "forest bathing" without any arduous hiking. There are easy/moderate trails but as I had not undertaken any of them, I am unable to review them.
    Written November 4, 2018
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