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Yeosu, South Korea

Yeosu, South Korea

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.

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Yeosu, South Korea

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Other Fun Things to Do

  • Take in a Korean sunset - The Hyangilam Hermitage, which means "hermitage facing toward the sun", will have you hiking your way up thin trails, winding their way through tight caves and under twisted evergreen foliage. The view, once you reach the top will be worth the hike.
  • See a life-size replica of a famous turtle ship - Anchored near the Dolsan Bridge is the Geobukseon, the world's first armored ship, which kept the Japanese away during the Imjin war (1592-98).
  • Visit the Yeosu's naval past - Jinnamgwan is an impressive building and stands 14 meters high and 54 meters long. Originally built as a naval post, it is the biggest single-story wooden structure in Korea.
  • Enjoy the sights and smells of Yeosu - The intimate Hansansa Temple is a great place to take in a glorious view of the city and the bay, along with a sweet apricot smell of fragrant olives.
  • Explore the city's most famous modern site - The Dolsandodaegyo Bridge (also known as Dolsan Bridge) is a 450m suspension bridge that links the mainland and Dolsando Island. Dolsan Park, next to the end of the bridge provides excellent views of the Yeosu Harbor.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

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.

Local Currency

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.

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