The uniquely shaped main gate is a granite structure, or rather, a sculpture, standing 10.7m high. The two rectangular towers face each other, each with the center portion hollowed out in the shape of the Chinese character凸; one symbolizes science, the other, technology.
The Duck Pond, located as you enter the campus, is where the ducks, which resemble KAIST, reside. You often see ducks walking freely on the grass after taking a swim, to either ponder or enjoy snacks given by visitors.
Next to the duck pond is tricolor bell tower, one of KAIST’s landmarks. The three pillars of the carillon, red, blue, and green, surge up into the sky. Carillon means sets of bells in French. The bell tower has 25 different bells with different pitches, and a computer program causing it to ring three times a day.