Daejeon is a metropolitan city located in central Korea, in the middle of the Chungcheong region, with a population of just over 1.5 million people, making it the 5th-largest city in the country. Originally nothing more than a small rural county at the turn of the 20th-century, the construction of important national railroads through Daejeon in the early 1900’s quickly transformed it into a major transportation hub and its population exploded. In recent years it has emerged as a major research center, with numerous government-sponsored research groups and think tanks headquartered in the city along with KAIST, one of Asia’s top STEM universities, and Chungnam National University, one of the ten flagship national universities of Korea.
While Daejeon may lack the long history its neighboring cities, the traditional provincial capitals of Chungju and Cheongju, have, it has carved out a strong niche for itself as a city of science and technology, earning a reputation as the “Silicon Valley of Korea”. Numerous research institutes run by both the government and major conglomerates, such as Samsung and LG, call Daejeon home. The area housing the city’s two major universities and these numerous research centers is known as Daedeok Innopolis. This district also hosts the National Science Museum, the largest science museum in the country with interactive exhibitions about the scientific history of Korea and showcases of the latest national technological and scientific developments. Right across the stream from the museum is the Expo Science Park, which is home to fun interactive science exhibitions, situated on the site of the 1993 World Expo.
The city also has plenty of other activities and sites besides science and technology. The Yuseong Hot Spring is located in the center of the city, with a public park open for people to dip their feet in as well as numerous hotels and spas that boast high-class facilities for people to bathe in the hot spring. There are also numerous parks, mountains, and forests surrounding the city, including Bburi Park, Jangtaesan Mountain, which boasts a beautiful Sequoia forest, Bomunsan Mountain, and Daedong Sky Park, the latter two boasting incredible views of the city. Daejeon’s culinary tradition is a bit limited compared to other areas, but it's most famous for its samgyetang, a soup dish that uses a whole chicken cooked in a ginseng broth. Daejeon also claims to be the home of the first modern seolleongtang restaurant, a type of beef noodle soup.
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COEX Food Week
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November 20th - 23rd Where: COEX Mall Foodies get your utensils ready becuase Coex Food Week is coming up! One of the most anticipated international exhibitions in Seoul, this event showcases cultivated food products, prepared food products, food and beverages, food processing, baking, kitchen utensils and much more! Not only can you go eat lots of international foods but you can also learn about the food industry and how food is prepared all over the world. Both tasty and educational this event is a must for all food lovers!
Jarasum International Jazz Festival (자라섬국제재즈페스티벌)
Jarasum International Jazz Festival
If you are a fan of Jazz or music in general you can't miss the Jarasum International Jazz Festival! The festival is held every October on the beautiful Jaraseom Island in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do. During the festival world-famous jazz artists come together to delight audiences with the smooth vibes of live jazz. As a Green Life Honorary Ambassador, the festival also promotes environmental protection. In order to share and connect with the community the festival holds a Gapyeong Band Contest, publishes a Gapyeong Restaurant Guidebook, and produces Jazz Makgeolli and Jazz Wine made from the region’s local products.
Living in Seoul Talk Series
September 28, 2019 (Saturday) 9:30am to 6:00pm Itaewon Global Village Center will be hosting its first event to commemorate the “International Day for the Universal Access to Information”, entitled “Living in Seoul Talk Series”! This series will be divided into three sessions: Part 1: Living in Seoul Orientation for Newcomers in Korea (9:30am~12:00pm) - A talk on basic information on living in Seoul, crime prevention, banking, medical care, Korean culture and so on. Part 2: Basic Korean Laws by Atty. Jaesung Hong of JS Legal (1:30pm~3:30pm) - A talk on civil and criminal laws in Korea Part 3: Standard Korean Labor Law by Atty. Bongsoo Jung of Kangnam Labor Law Firm (4:00pm~6:00pm) - A talk on basic labor laws As an aspect of Itaewon GVC’s commitment to support foreigners living in Seoul, and as an agency heading the international community, we uphold the undertaking of promoting the importance of knowing one’s rights. This is also an opportunity to help foreigners living in Seoul to have access to the valuable information that will help them adapt and make their lives easier while living in Korea. All foreigners, especially those who are new to Korea are encouraged to join! To join, email us your name, nationality, contact information and the session or sessions you want to join. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org)