These temples are famous because they were home to some popular and wise monks who sailed with General Lee against the Japanese in the second invasion (1500's).The temples were damaged by fires over the years and seen some reconstruction and repairs. They are not massively large, but are well maintained and peaceful nonetheless.They do offer nice...more
This place is definitely worth being visited! "The name means "a temple turning toward the sun". It is one of the four major meditation temples in Korea. Here you can see beautiful sunrises on the South Ocean." (http://www.expo2012.or.kr/eng/yeosu/tourist_attractions.asp)more
C'Elico sits high on the hill, with a great view of the busy waterways below, the Dolsandogyo and the city ports.If the weather is nice, the restaurant has a patio with fresh air and great views. If the weather is not cooperative, the restaurant has large windows that still offer a good panorama. This restaurant has decent appetizers, but we did...more
A bit outside of the city you can find a museum about textiles. The interesting part is that they show all about natural colors to dye clothes. Entrance is free and it only takes you about 30 minutes to see it all, as there are no english descriptions. They also have a shop selling clothes, which are a nice gift for people with sensitive skin (no...more
Naju is not only famous for its pears but also for Gomtang a delicious meat soup. Gomtang is not just a meat soup. The meat has been cooked for quite a while, to reach this great texture. Black sesame gives this soup a great peppery taste, yet without loosing the flavour of all other ingredients. There is a restaurant close to the post office that...more
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In my opinion, Yudal Beach is only worthy of a short visit. It is small and rather unimpressive. But on a hot day, there are a few nice vistas and cafes that sell ice cream to help beat the heat.
There is a large outdoor public pool that will cater to most locals just south of the main beach area.
Between the city center and Yudal Beach, is Yudal-san (Yudal mountain). It has several hiking trails, but you can start either by the city or just behind the public pool and finish at the opposite one. Hike time for the entire circuit may be ~1.5 hours total.
The mountain is not tall, but does offer some nice view both of the sea and the city. Along the highest spiny ridge, there are a few small observation pavilions which could also serve as a picnic/rest area. Near to the top are also some old Buddhist carvings in the rock faces.
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