Yuseong District

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Yuseong District
유성구
District
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Yuseong-gu
 • McCune-Reischauer Yusŏng-gu
Expo Science Park in Daejeon.jpg
Yuseong-gu DAEJEON.PNG
Country South Korea
Region Hoseo
Provincial level Daejeon
Administrative divisions 7 administrative dong
Area
 • Total 177.16 km2 (68.40 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 220,767
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
 • Dialect Chungcheong
Website Yuseong District Office

Yuseong District (Yuseong-gu) is a gu ("district") of Daejeon, South Korea, known for high tech industries, Daejeon Expo '93, Daedeok Science Valley and the Yuseong Special Tourism District. Daejeon Islamic Center is also located in Kung-dong, Yuseong-gu.

History[edit]

Yuseong first started its spa business in 1913, and by the 1970s, major developments were made, adding 12 more hotels to the area, leading this area to be designated first as the Special Spa District in 1981 and finally as the Yuseong Special Tourism District by August 31, 1994.[1]

To prevent centralization in Seoul, then-President Park Chung Hee concentrated the country's high tech industries in the Yuseong area in the 1970s[citation needed] and the Expo '93 was held here.

Tourism, technology and religion[edit]

Since the time of the Baekje Kingdom, travellers have visited Yuseong's natural springs and spas. This ultimately resulted in the creation of the Yuseong Special Tourism District. The majority of the hotels in Daejeon are situated in this area, and it is one of the commercial centers of Daejeon Metropolitan City. Some important sight seeing places are the Daejeon National Cemetery, Geological Museum, Currency Museum, Natural History Museum, Daejeon Prehistory Museum, Asia Museum, Yeojin Gallery, and Daejeon Museum of Art. Science-oriented attractions include National Science Museum, Daejeon Space Observatory, Daedeok Science Town, and Daejeon Institute of Education & Science.

Parks include Expo Science Park and Kumdori Land. Cultural centers include Mokwon University Daedeok Science Culture Center, Jeongsimhwa International Culture Center, Expo Art Hall, Suwungyo Cheondan, Ahnsansanseong (Fortress), Jimjam Confucian School, and Ssunghyeon Ancient Lecture Hall.

Neighborhoods (Dong) of Yuseong[edit]

  • Jangdae-dong
  • Guam-dong
  • Eoun-dong
  • Guseong-dong
  • Bongmyeong-dong
  • Noeun-dong
  • Jijok-dong
  • Banseok-dong
  • Doryeong-dong
  • Sinseong-dong
  • Songjeong-dong
  • Jeonmin-dong
  • Gung-dong
  • Sangdae-dong

Plans[edit]

Plans have been made to renovate and develop the areas to attract more tourists. The major project that is currently proposed and evaluated is the Yuseong Leisure Town. Water theme parks, spa resorts, public golf course, and various other attractions will be constructed.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oh, Dong-Gyun (2006-12-07). "Yuseong Spa District's Development 유성온천의 현황과 연혁". 충청매일경재 (in Korean). Retrieved 2007-04-23. 1981년 온천지구로 지정하였다. 특히, 봉명동을 비롯한 유성온천, 엑스포 과학공원을 중심으로 1백7십7만2천평을 1994년 8월 31일 유성관광 특구로 지정 
  2. ^ "Daejeon's Leisure Town". 부동산 정보방 (in Korean). 2007-03-16. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 물놀이 스파공원과 대중화의 퍼블릭 골프장,문화 마을조성 

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Coordinates: 36°21′43″N 127°21′22″E / 36.362°N 127.356°E / 36.362; 127.356