Daejon City Profile (formerly Taejon)
If you want to get away from the tourist scene and "go native," we suggest Daejon.
Taejon is in west-central Korea.
There are three bus terminals in Daejon: the West Terminal, the East Terminal, and the Express Terminal. The Express Terminal is the biggest; it has buses to and from all of the other cities mentioned in this section.
Places of Interest
Near Daejon are the Gwanchuk-sa Temple, famous in Korea for possessing the largest stone Buddha in the country, and Taedun-san Provincial Park, which offers great hikes and views of the surrounding area.
Many clubs in Daejon charge a set group rate to groups who enter, no matter what size they are, so its worth making some friends before you go. Try heading to the Hongmyong Arcade area near the river and the Daejon Department Store. Locals and ex-pats alike hang out on the benches in this area late into the night, even in winter.