Tongyeong is a port city along South Korea’s southern coast, famed for its historic role in the city’s maritime past, as well as for its landmark sites, museums, public art and thrill rides. At Tongyeong Sebyeonggwan Hall, you will have the opportunity to explore a former naval command post from the 17th century marked by grand red pillars. A visit to Gangguan Port allows for exploring Geobukseon, a full-size, authentic replica of a 16th-century warship. At the History Museum of Tongyeong City, you will find many exhibits, artefacts, documents, photographs and ephemera related to local and natural history, including fossils of real dinosaur eggs.

A unique cultural attraction can be found at Dongpirang Mural Village, a hillside town featuring stunning wall art displays. Nammangsan Sculpture Park is also a phenomenal public art institution with sculpture exhibitions. To get away from it all for a little while, head to Yi Sun Sin Park to enjoy panoramic ocean views, a rugged coastline and a cultural centre.

What to see & do in Tongyeong

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Things to do in Tongyeong include discovering a scenic waterfront area with a deep maritime history, buildings that allow you to walk into the past, museums, public art installations and thrilling rides. At Tongyeong Sebyeonggwan Hall, you can visit a building dating to the 17th century with brilliant red pillars. Sitting in Gangguan port is Geobukesoeon, a life-sized replica of a warship from the 16th century that’s open for exploring. The...

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Where & what to eat in Tongyeong

Food and dining in Tongyeong draws foodies from all over the world to its interesting delicacies and world-class eateries, from takeaway street food to 5-star restaurants. Some must-try foods include smoked duck bulgogi; dodarissukguk, a flounder and mugwort soup; meonggae bibimbap, or sea squirt; Chungmu kimbap, a rice wrap with spicy baby octopus and kimchi and kkulppang, or Korean honey bread. Among the most popular restaurants in the city is Tongyeong...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Tongyeong

  • 8 Best Places to Shop in Tongyeong

    Spend your time shopping in Tongyeong. As a portside city, Tongyeong moves abundant seafood through its markets that bustle with energy from early morning. This means that it is easy to find fresh seafood in Tongyeong. Tongyeong is also famous for its unique crafts, such as traditional lacquerware. From Jungang Market, which offers abundant fresh and dried seafood, to Tongyeong Traditional...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Tongyeong

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Tongyeong

    After enjoying the cool sea breeze of Tongyeong, check out the best things to enjoy in the evening. Tongyeong is a beloved tourist destination, and is full of things to see and do that tourists can enjoy both during the day and at night. After dinner, spend a little more time in the city to make your day a bit...

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  • Tongyeong Travel Essentials

    Our Tongyeong Travel Essentials guide offers all the basic and essential information necessary to enjoy your holiday in this Korean coastal city. You'll learn about the local climate, currency, emergency phone numbers, electrical info, plug styles and more. We even give valuable insight into the best way to get to your hotel and get around the city. A memorable holiday to...

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