Tongyeong Travel: Top 10 Places to Visit in Tongyeong’s Hidden Gem

Tongyeong Travel: Top 10 Places to Visit in Tongyeong’s Hidden Gem

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Tongyeong Travel: Top 10 Places to Visit in Tongyeong’s Hidden Gem

Tongyeong is a city situated in the southern region of South Korea, renowned for its unspoiled natural beauty and diverse cultural heritage. Whether you have a passion for history, an appreciation for the great outdoors, or simply love to indulge in delicious cuisine, Tongyeong offers an abundance of activities and attractions to suit every interest. 🔽In this article, we will take a closer look at the 10 best places to visit in Tongyeong, as recommended by a seasoned travel expert.

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Top 10 Tongyeong’s Main Tourism Places

Dongpirang Village

Dongpirang VillageㅣVisitkorea Official Photo
Dongpirang VillageㅣVisitkorea Official Photo

Dongpirang Village is located in the heart of Tongyeong and is known for its colorful murals and traditional houses. The murals depict a variety of subjects, from local history and culture to whimsical scenes and characters. Visitors can stroll through the alleys and enjoy the panoramic views of the sea and surrounding islands.

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Tongyeong Cable Car

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Tongyeong Cable CarㅣOfficial Photo

Tongyeong Cable Car takes visitors to the top of Mireuksan Mountain for panoramic views of Tongyeong and its surroundings. The ride lasts about 10 minutes and offers breathtaking views of the sea, islands, and mountains.

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Yi Sun-sin Park

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Yi Sun-sin ParkㅣOfficial Photo

Yi Sun-sin Park is dedicated to Admiral Yi Sun-sin, a famous Korean naval commander who fought against the Japanese during the Imjin War. The park features a statue of Yi, a museum about his life and achievements, and a beautiful view of the harbor.

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Nammangsan Sculpture Park

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Nammangsan Sculpture ParkㅣOfficial Photo

Nammangsan Sculpture Park features large-scale sculptures by Korean artists, set amidst a beautiful natural landscape. Visitors can stroll through the park and admire the art while enjoying panoramic views of the city and the sea. Also, this park covers a wide area of the 80-meter high Mt. Nammang. Cherry and pine trees add to the area’s natural beauty.

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Joongang Market

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Joongang MarketㅣOfficial Photo

Joongang Market is a great place to try local foods, such as grilled squid, oysters, and other seafood specialties. Visitors can also shop for souvenirs, fresh produce, and other goods. The marked is located next to Dongpirang village.

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Hansan Island

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Hansan IslandㅣVisitkorea Official Photo

Hansan Island is accessible by ferry and features beautiful beaches, hiking trails, and historical sites. Visitors can explore the island’s natural beauty and cultural heritage, including a traditional Korean village and a memorial to Admiral Yi Sun-sin.

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Sebyeonggwan Hall

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Sebyeonggwan HallㅣVisitkorea Official Photo

This traditional Korean building (Sebyeonggwan Hall) is a great place to learn about the culture and history of Tongyeong. Visitors can see traditional crafts and artifacts, as well as enjoy cultural performances and events. It symbolizes the ending of war, and cleaning up of the weapons of war.

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Chungnyeolsa Shrine

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Chungnyeolsa ShrineㅣOfficial Photo

Chungnyeolsa Shrine is dedicated to the soldiers who fought during the Imjin War, including Admiral Yi Sun-sin. Visitors can see a large statue of Yi, as well as learn about the history and culture of the time. The shrine was designated as a Historic Site on June 11, 1973.

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Yeonhwado Yongmeori

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Yeonhwado YongmeoriㅣOfficial Photo

Yeonhwado lies 24 km south of Tongyeong port and is the first inhabited island among the islands in Tongyeong. Surrounded with spectacular rock formations and breathtaking cliffs, this island has more than its share of legends including Seonangdang (Shilliam) where the Reverend disciplined three priestesses and Jeollaeseok (round stone) that was respected as Buddha by priests.

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Gangguan Port

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This historic Gangguan Port is a great place to learn about Tongyeong’s maritime history and enjoy fresh seafood at the local restaurants. Visitors can see traditional fishing boats and gear, as well as take a boat tour of the harbor.

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