Visiting Yeosu

Going paragliding!

Yeosu, a city located on the southern coast of South Korea, is known for its breathtaking natural beauty and modern attractions. Yeosu, located on the southern coast of South Korea, is a city that offers a unique mix of natural beauty and modern development. With a population of approximately 300,000 people, Yeosu has a rich history, having been a hub for maritime trade for centuries. Today, it is a bustling city that attracts visitors from around the world, who come to explore its beaches, parks, and cultural sites.

Yi Sun-sin Park

For those interested in history and culture, Yeosu has plenty to offer as well. The city is home to the Yi Sun-sin Park, a museum dedicated to the famous Korean naval commander who defeated Japanese invaders in the 16th century. The museum houses a collection of artifacts and exhibits that showcase Yi Sun-sin's life and achievements, as well as his contributions to Korean history. A monument of the admiral is erected in the square along with a life size version of the turtle ship he invented.

Photo depicting the changes that have occurred in the square.

Manseong-ri black sand beach

For those seeking adventure, Yeosu offers plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. The city has several beautiful beaches, including Manseong-ri black sand beach. The black sand beach is located on the southern coast of the city. As the name suggests, the beach is famous for its dark-colored sand, which is made up of volcanic rocks and minerals. The beach is a popular destination for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports, and offers stunning views of the sea and surrounding mountains. For the thrill seekers, you can paraglide from the nearby mountains right onto the beach

Cable car

One of the best ways to take in the stunning views of Yeosu's coastline is by taking a cable car. The cable car runs between Jasan Park and Dolsan Park, offering panoramic views of the sea, islands, and city below. The ride takes about 15 minutes each way, and visitors can choose to ride in a regular cabin or a glass-bottomed cabin for an even more thrilling experience 

Prices varied depending on age, type of cable car and number of people. You can check prices here: 

Odongdo Island

Another popular attraction is the Odongdo Island, a small island located near the city center that is famous for its camellia trees, which bloom in winter and early spring, creating a picturesque landscape. Another main attraction in Yeosu is Dolsan Park, which is situated on a small island just off the coast. The park is known for its stunning views of the sea and surrounding islands, and offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and camping.

The Big-o-show

Finally, Yeosu is also known for its annual international expo, which is held every summer and attracts millions of visitors from around the world. The expo showcases the latest advancements in technology, industry, and culture, and features exhibitions, concerts, and performances. One such attraction within the expo arena is the Big-0-Show, a multimedia fountain show that combines water, light, and music to create a stunning visual experience. The show is held at night in Yeosu's Expo Ocean Park, and features a massive fountain that shoots water up to 55 meters high, accompanied by music and colorful lights. 

Aqua Planet

The Aqua Planet Yeosu offers several interactive exhibits, including a touch pool where visitors can touch and interact with a variety of marine animals and a "Jellyfish Fantasy" exhibit where visitors can learn about different species of jellyfish and even create their own digital jellyfish. A beluga whale, sealions and for a few extra won you can enter the 5D exhibition. Prices vary according to age from 23,500 ~ 29,000 without 5D and 28,000 ~ 34,000 including the 5D theatre experience!

Finally, you can take a boat tour of the city's harbors and landmarks for around 10,000 won. Sites include the Yeosu Maritime Cable Car, the Odongdo Lighthouse, and Aqua Planet. The boat ride offers a unique perspective of the city from the water. 

10,000 for a 20 minute boat ride around Yeosu.

Odongdo Lighthouse