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Yeosu-si is a beatiful port like picture embroildered with camellia and it is located at southernmost archipelago and at the center of Hallyeosudo. It is also a city`of loyalty and filial piety. A national crisis is overcome by the spirits of general Lee and his patriotic martyrs The wise ancestors lived in here to conquer the wide sea. It is well known now for international exposition in 2012. So it is well recognized for ocean view tour of the north-east Asia. Yeosu has 365 island(45 inhabited islands, 4 islands with bridge, 316 uninhabited islands) and a rias[heavily indented] coast. It is capital of eudcation and culture of international ocean tour and leisure sports. And it is merged with 3 cities(Yeosu si, Yeocheon-si, Yeocheon-gun)

Odongdo Island

Odongdo Island is assigned as Hallyeohaesang National Marine Park in 31 Dec, 1968. and it is famous for camellia flower.

It is connected with a sea wall of 768m long and it has 418 kinds of subtropic plants. It is well liked for the tourist to see and listen music from music fountain and to ride Dongbaek train which is non-orbital train on the sea wall.

Odongdo Island was called cause there are many royal foxglove trees(Odong trees) on island. and it also has many legends about island.


222 Odongdo-ro Yeosu, Jeollanam-do

Hanwha Aquaplanet Yeosu

Hanwha Aquaplanet Yeosu is main facility of Yeosu Expo. It is 4story building and 164,000 sq m area and 6.3 tons of water tank(big aqualium.
Tourists was invited to ocean world by watching Synchronized Swimming in 16m width and 6m height of 360 degree dorm-typed water tank and being friends with beluga.


350-77 Sujeong-dong Yeosu, Jeollanam-do

Soho Yachting Course

Soho Yachting Course held yaching games in Asian game 1986. It is used for an assembly place at the time of games but people also apply for the public course to learn directly.

It has the limelight for the sea leisure sport center like windsurfing, beach-burner, water-skiing and yachting which is promptly passing through the sea.


392 Soho-ro Yeosu, Jeollanam-do

Yeosu ocean rail bike

Yeosu ocean rail bike is the first rail bike in the Korea. It is charming to feel like riding a bike on the sea.
It is 4.1 km rail road and offers open-sea side view. The course of Marae turnel of 600m long with fantastic LED lights, it will offer exciting experience program for the tourists.


192 Mangyang-ro Yeosu, Jeollanam-do

Dolsan large bridge

Dolsan large bridge is connecting Dolsan-eup and Namsan-dong. and after bridge, there are Jeollanam-do Maritime & Fisheries Science Museum, Museulmok amusement Park, Bangjukpo Beach, and Hyangiram etc.

A night view of Dolsan large bridge is a beautiful attraction because lightening facilities were intalled in Oct 2000.

It is another night view of Yeosu si and bridge on the top of Dolsan Park. and there is cruise ship sailing arround Hallyeohaesang National Marine Park and Dadohaehaesang National Park. It also calls a lot of tourist's attraction.


3617-7 Dolsan-ro, Dolsan-eup Yeosu, Jeollanam-do

Hyangiram Hermitage

Hyangiram Hermitage is "a hermitage toward the sun". If you visit here, you will know the reason.

Hyangiram Hermitage is one of four GwaneumGidocheo(place for praying). and it is also famous for sunrise. So many visitors can reach there by stairs.

Hyangil Am Sunrise Festival is on 31 Dec to 1 Jan. So many people have visited to see sunrise of new year from all over the country.


60 Hyangiram-ro, Dolsan-eup

Yeosu, Jeollanam-do

Jinnamgwan Hall

Jinnamgwan Hall is biggest one-storied and wooden building and it is natural treasure no. 304. and It is he naval base of Jeolla-do Province during the Joseon Dynasty.

The original building burned down during the Jeongyujaeran (the second Japanese invasion in 1597), and Admiral Yi Si-eon constructed a large guesthouse (official residence) with 75 rooms on the burnt down site of Jinhaeru in 1599, a year after the conclusion of the Imjinwaeran War (Japanese invasion, 1592-1598).

At the hall entrance is a small museum outlining the history of Jinnamgwan and the Imjinwaeran War, and the famous Yeosu Stone Statue (Tangible Cultural Asset of Jeollanam-do No. 33) is located within the precincts of the hall.

Jinnamgwan Hall is built in early 18 century but it has historical significance and scientific, artistic merit.

11 Dongmun-ro Yeosu, Jeollanam-do

Museulmok Beach and Maritime & Fisheries Science Museum

It is Museulmok Beach to drive along south coast from Yeosu si toward Hyangiram Hermitage. Museulmok Beach is at the center of Dolsan do island from sea at the east and Maritime National Park at the west.

Maritime & Fisheries Science Museum at the Museulmok has 3D cinema and experiece center. It will widen ocean science dreams and it is also fun to see a pearly nautilus, a stuffed turtle, and an aquarium.


2876 Dolsan-ro, Dolsan-eup Yeosu, Jeollanam-do

Sado Island

Sado Island is like island is built by sands at the center of the see. And there is Dinosaur Fossil Site(natural monument no. 434)

and it is spotlighted for education and experience center with 4,400 fossils of dinosaur footstep.

It is also called for Moses' Miracle. Every the 15th day of the New Year according to the lunar calendar, the day of the first full moon of the lunar year, Febuary and mid April, The 7 islands are connected and shaped like “ㄷ”; so called reappearance of Moses' Miracle.


Nangdoseo-gil, Hwajeong-myeon Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do

Bireonggil street.

Safety Executive choose Bireonggil street. as best 10 of my village green street. The name calls interest.
It is 18.5 km long from 1st course Hamgumi to 5th course Jangji village. And each course has different fun.
1, 2 courses are from Seaweed neolbang, Songgwangsa Temple site, Sinseondae Cliff, Guldeung Observatory, Chotdaebawi Rock to Jikpo village.
3, 4, courses are from walking flowery street , on steep cliff to Geumo archipelago. Finally 5 course is Jangji village.

There are restaurant and B&Bs; adjacent to Bireonggil street. Tourists cans stay and enjoy sea foods like a medicinal plant of the family Umbelliferae and abalone etc in there.


34-7 Yongmeori-gil, Nam-myeon Yeosu, Jeollanam-do

Yeongchwisan Mountain

Yeongchwisan Mountain is 510m above the sea level from Samil-dong and Sangam-dong in Yeosu si. This mountain is very beautiful mountain.
There are tens of thousands of azalea trees which are 30~40 years old on 495,867 sqm of the mountain. and It is blossom on April so there is azalea festival that time.


Sangam-dong Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do

Heungguksa Temple

The name of Heungguksa Temple means “if the country prospers, the temple does well.” The temple was established to pray for the country to flourish. and it is Located on Yeongchwisan Mountain.

Within the compound are other buildings including Wontongjeon, Palsangjeon and Daeungjeon (Main Hall). The temple’s main hall (Treasure 396) is open in its structure and equipped with Korean traditional doors. A Buddhist painting named Hubultaenghwa is designated as Treasure 578. At the entrance to the temple is a rainbow-shaped stone bridge called Honggyo Bridge (Treasure 563), which is widely known as a distinguished work of art. and there is also Heungguksa Nosanabulgwaebultaeng(treasure 1331).


17 Samil-dong Yeosu, Jeollanam-do

Geomundo Island and Baekdo Islands

Geomundo Island is southmost island of Dadohaehaesang National Park. and it is just beside of Baekdo Islands which are most beautiful isalnds and stones.

There is Geomundo lighthouse which is biggest in East-Asia. And there is camellia forest in Suwolsan mountain. and There is Geomunsa temple. They are tourist site and historical site.

the Water around Geomundo Island was so clean that you can see the fished by nakted eyes. and at the peak seoson, there are fluent fishes near the island. so it is famous for fishing from the rocks on the seashore.

Baekdo Islands are 28 km east from Geomundo Island. And they are 39 big and small uninhabited islands. It is like Geumgangsan mountain(most beautiful mountain in Korea) in the sea.

Baekdo Islands is national scenic spot no 7. It is prohibited for people without permission to com ashore on island.

Rev. Son Yang-won Martyr Memorial Hall

Rev. Son Yang-won adopted enemy who killed his two sons at the time of Yosun incident. He keeps the word of "Love your neighbor(even enemy) as yourself"(Jacob 2:8).

The Memorial Hall's construction was completed on March 27, 1994 in order to commemorate Son Yangwon, who was shot and killed by the North Korean army during the Korean War.


148 Sandol-gil, Yulchon-myeon Yeosu, Jeollanam-do(closed on Sunday)

Hamel Museum

Hamel Museum opend in October 2012, about the memories of drifts about 3 and half years from Jeju island and Yeosu. Hamel(the Dutch) is also famous for 'The Journal of Hendrick Hamel'.


458-5 Jonghwa-dong Yeosu, Jeollanam-do(closed on Monday)

North Korea Semisubmarine Boat Exhibition Hall

The north Korea invaded into front sea of Dolsan-eup, Yeosu-si in 23:15 17 December 1998.

after the combat, The government salvaged the sunken hull and established exhibition hall.

It displays the weapon and tolls and it is opened in Aug 2002.


365 Hyangiram-ro, Dolsan-eup Yeosu, Jeollanam-do(closed on Monday)

Yeongchwisan Mountain Azalea Festival

Yeongchwisan Mountain has blossoms of Azalea in April Azalea Festival is held in the Yeongchwisan Mountain ,main mountain of Yeosu Peninsula

There are various programs photo contest, Azalea beauty contest, Azalea and flower way walking contest etc.

Period - April

Yeosu Yeongchwisan Mountain

Yeosu the Turtle Ship Festival

Yeosu the Turtle Ship Festival is born from Jinnam festival. Jinnam festival is oldest patriotic festival. It honors General Lee Sun-Shin's ideals of saving the country in Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592.

Period - May
Place - admiral Yi Sun-shin Square

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