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The dynamic city of Yeosu is situated approximately halfway along Korea's steep, island-pocked and deeply indented southern coast. The city occupies the Yeosu peninsula and includes several hundred islands of all sizes. Described as the country's most picturesque port cities especially at night, Yeosu is also famous for its seafood, beaches, flowers and marinas. The city of Yeosu is fast becoming an international ocean resort and tourist destination, and has been selected as a host city for the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu Harbor.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Based on tradition, Koreans believe the taste and quality of food depends on its spices and sauces, the essential ingredients to making a delicious meal. Therefore, soybean paste, soy sauce, red pepper paste and kimchi are some of the healthiest and the most important staple in a Korean household. The list of Korean cuisine is endless, ranging from the very spicy to the salty. A typical meal consists of rice, some kind of soup or stew, various side dishes (mostly seasoned vegetables) and meat. Among Korean dishes, bibimbap (steamed rice mixed with vegetables), bulgogi (marinated beef) and galbi (beef or pork ribs) are the favorites of both Koreans and foreigners.
South Korea's currency is the Won (KRW). It is printed in denomination of 1000, 5000 and 10,000. Coins are in denominations of KRW 10, 50 and 100. Foreign currency and Traveler Checks can be exchanged at any bank. Major credit cards are commonly accepted. ATMs are generally available throughout major metropolitan areas.
Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.