Daejeon is 167.3 km from Seoul, 294 km from Busan and 169 km from Gwangju. It is also nearby to the proposed site of a new administrative city, Sejong City
Daejeon is separated into 5 administrative divisions or gu (구), (districts), all of which maintain their own tourist website in English. The divisions are largely run along rivers bisecting the city.
Daedeok-gu (대덕구; 大德區)
Dong-gu (동구; 東區)
Jung-gu (중구; 中區)
Seo-gu (서구; 西區)
Yuseong-gu (유성구; 儒城區)
Dunsan is not a gu, but is the central business district and where you will find the majority of the shops and restaurants. The area is served by 3 stops on the subway: City Hall, Government Complex and Galma stops 111, 112, 113 respectively. For a more upscale shopping and accommodations head over to Yuseong-gu, which is the northwest part of the city, and is serviced by the Yuseong-spa subway stop. The former city centre is located in Jung-gu and serviced by the Jungangno subway stop.
Over time the city has completely enveloped the Yuseong hot springs resort town, home to more upscale shopping and accommodation. Yuseong-gu is in the northwest part of the city and serviced by the Yuseong-spa subway stop.
Gyeryongsan National Park straddles the city border to the west. Three streams which eventually join with Geum River, called Gapcheon (갑천), Yudeungcheon (유등천), and Daejeoncheon (대전천), flow through the city from south to north.
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