Daejeon

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Daejeon
<map lat='36.3501' lng='127.3849' zoom='11' view='0'/>
Information
Country:
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South Korea
State: Daejeon Independent City
Population: 1,442,857 (2007)
Licence plate: ?
Major roads: 1, 35, 251, 300
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Daejeon is one of the main cities in South Korea and the center for the country's physical, chemical and all other "clever" science studies

Hitchhiking out

North/South towards Seoul (North) or Gwangju/Jeonju (South)

Take the subway/metro line (don't worry, there is only one in Daejeon) to the "Worldcup Stadium" station.

Find the stadium itself (~20min walk) and there is a highway 251 with the "Yuseong IC" (intersection) just next to it. Walk past the toll gate [36.3643N, 127.32855E], or to the right into the rest stop. Make sure you have a sign (you need it because the highway goes north and south).

Alternatively, as most Daejeonites take the "Daejeon IC" (toll gate at [36.361N, 127.4489E]), it may be easier to hitch from there. The subway does not run there, but any of the following buses end their route there: 106, 501, 601, 602, 607, 613, and 617; just take any of these buses heading northeast, and if in doubt, ask the driver "비래동 가요?" ("Birae-dong gayo?"/"Do you go to Birae-dong"). Get off at the last stop (when you see a bunch of other blue buses parked), walk along southwest past all the buses and you will see some stairs on your right going up to the toll gate. Make sure you have a well labeled sign in Hangul, as the highway goes both north AND south.