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Location of Tongyeong

Tongyeong [dead link] is in South Gyeongsang.

UnderstandEdit

Tongyeong is a historical port city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It is known throughout Korea for its picturesque harbor. It was formerly known as Chungmu, after the posthumous name of Yi Sun-sin, a naval commander of the Joseon Dynasty famed for his victories during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598). The name Tongyeong means 'command post' and is also associated with Admiral Yi, as it refers to his principal base that was on nearby Hansan Island.


Tongyeong
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Source: 2014 Korea Meteorological Administration
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Get inEdit

By car or busEdit

The new Busan-Geoje direct expressway link has made access by both express bus and car has been made significantly faster and easier.

By planeEdit

Gimhae International Airport (PUS IATA) is the closest airport, about 60 minutes' drive away.

Get aroundEdit

 
Yokji Island Ferry

SeeEdit

 
Replica of the famous Korean Turtle ship that defeated the Japanese Navy
  • Turtle Ship Replica (Gangguan Fishing Port). Replica of a famous naval vessel that defended Korea from Japanese invasion on numerous occasions.
  • Tongyeong Port.
  • Maemool-do, 515 tongyeong hae-an-ro, tongyeong-si, kyeongsang namdo (you can take a ferry to maemool-do at Tongyeong Port everyday.), +82-1577-0557. Maemool-do is a beautiful island group of Tongyeong, consisting of 3 small islands. It is often crowded.

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Cable Car

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EatEdit

Tongyeong is famous for Chungmu Gimbap (충무김밥), a type of gimbap accompanied by spicy sauce made from baby octopus.

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Go nextEdit

  • Geoje island is a short bus journey away
  • Busan is South Korea's second city, and is a direct 90 minute journey by bus
  • Visit Somaemuldo, one hour away by boat
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