The city of Cultural arts and the beautiful Hallyeosudo Waterway.
Tongyeong is treasure house that holds marvelous traditions, culture and arts.
Tongyeong is a port city on the southern coast of South Korea. It’s known for its pivotal role in the country’s maritime past. The 17th-century Tongyeong Sebyeonggwan Hall, a former naval command post, is a grand wooden building with red pillars. In Gangguan Port, Geobukseon is a full-size replica of a 16th-century wooden warship. Exhibits at the History Museum of Tongyeong City include dinosaur egg fossils. You can go to the Hyangiram temple, walk along the breakwater to Odongdo Island, or work your way through the fascinating Fish Market.
Hansando Island, located in the middle of Hallyeo Haesang National Park, is an important historical site. This is where General Lee Sun-Shin (1545 ~ 1598) won his great victory using the “Turtle Boat” (an ironclad warship shaped as a tortoise) by commanding the naval forces of Chungcheong, Jeolla and Gyeongsang Provinces at the beginning of Imjinwaeran, the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598).
The active cultivation of oysters, ascidians, brown seaweed and pearls is attracting more tourists to this area. The coast of Hansando has also become a famous fishing spot. One of the remarkable histories that stands comparison with the Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s destruction of the Japanese invaders at the Hansan.
The word “Dongpirang” is made of two words. One is “Dong”, meaning east and the other is “Birang”, meaning hill in a Tongyeong dialect. Tongyeong Agenda 21 which is an association in Tongyeong gathered people throughout the nation in order to paint murals on the walls of Dongpirang-gil Street in October 2007. Thanks to the participants’ paintings, this hillside village on the sea became a new place, revitalized by the art.
Skyline Luge Tongyeong sits directly below the Hallyeosudo Cable Car which takes visitors to Mt Mireuksan and offers stunning views across Tongyeong City, the sea and surrounding islands. Ride the Skyride to the Luge start zone then jump on board your specialised Luge cart for your exhilarating downhill ride!
For those who like to take things a little easier jump aboard the Skyride for a scenic adventure on a 5-seater chairlift that gives you a bird’s eye view of Hallyeo National Marine Park and hundreds of islands dotting the coastline.
With almost 400 years of history, Tongyeong Jungang Market is a popular tourist spot in the city of Tongyeong, attracting tourists during weekends and even on weekdays. The market is located next to Dongpirang Village. As the market is located close to the coastline, fresh fish and dried fish make up a huge part of the market’s offerings. Here, visitors can also find mother-of-pearl inlaid wares, quilted products, and rice cakes.
Tongyeong Art Festival is hosted by Tongyeong Arts and Culture Association and supervised by each branch ( Music, Photo Artists, Performance Arts Association, Play, Literary People, Fine Arts, Dance Association). It has been recognized as enhancing the cultural and artistic level of Tongyeong through artistic performances and exhibitions and encouraging artists to create new works. It is the only comprehensive art festival that invites the cultural and artistic association members and art groups for youths and provides citizens with an opportunity to see and appreciate sophisticated works of art.
Situated in Tongyeong (Gyeongsangnam-do), Mireuksan Mountain (461m) is considered one of the 100 best mountains in Korea. While not as high as other mountains, it is home to a lush forest, valleys with pure water, odd-shaped rocks, rock caves, and ancient temples. Upon climbing to the top of the mountain, visitors can see the breathtaking view of the sea enveloping Tongyeong. Near Tongyeong are a number of large and small islands including Mireukdo.
WHERE TO STAY
Located on the eastern tip of Yeosu city, The MVL Hotel offers spacious and modern rooms as well as a number of on-site dining options. Private parking and property-wide WiFi are provided free of charge. All rooms at Yeosu MVL Hotel boast sea views through floor-to-ceiling windows. There are a flat-screen TV, minibar and a work desk in each room. Private bathroom is fitted with a bath, a shower and a hairdryer.
Currency exchange service is available at the 24-hour front desk. Sauna, fitness centre and business centre are available for guest use at a surcharge. Breakfast buffet is available from 07:00 until 10:00 at Adria every day. For lunch and dinner, fusion Asian cuisine is available at Adria while Western meals and alcoholic beverages are served at Mare E Cielo. Estella, the on-site café, is open from 08:00 until 22:00. Tavola Tavola is open during summer and serves seafood barbecue dishes and wine. The hotel is a minute’s walk from Dongbaek Train Station and Yeosu Expo Park. The scenic Jasan Park with the memorial tower of Koreans’ beloved Admiral Yi Sun-sin is only a 2-minute walk away.
Pullman Ambassador Changwon is located in Changwon’s central business district next to City 7 Mall. Offering free parking, it also features an indoor and outdoor pool with a hot tub. Pullman Ambassador Changwon is located next to Changwon Exhibition and Convention Centre. The hotel is 27.4 km from Gimhae International Airport. Modern rooms feature minimalist designs, offering private bathrooms with a bathtub and a separate rain shower booth. Each is equipped with a flat-screen TV offering cable channels. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided. Guests can work out in the fitness centre or head for a game of tennis on the on-site court. Bicycles and cars can be rented for those who want to explore the city. A business centre and tour desk are available. Two restaurants await guests in this hotel. Blupin Buffet offers an international buffet spread while Chinese fine dining is featured in Pullman Mandarin. Drinks can be enjoyed at Pullman Lounge & Bar.
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