Yosu Travel Guide

  • Yeosu - 구봉산
    Yeosu - 구봉산
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  • Things to Do
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  • View of Old Downtown from above
    View of Old Downtown from above
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Yosu Things to Do

  • Choongmin & Suckchun Temples

    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...

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  • 향일암 Hyangil Temple

    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)

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  • Ferry boats to the islands

    When you are in Yeosu, you can see many rocky islands and a few inhabited ones. But what few people know is that the area has hundreds of small islands. Each one has something unique from a tourist perspective. Some have rock formations, beaches, fishing villages, temples and one even has some prehistoric dinosaur connections.

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  • Hyangiram hermitage

    On the southern tip of Dolsan Island is Hyangiram Hermitage. It's perched atop a boulder-strewn hillside overlooking the East Sea. On the road to the temple, you will see some metal stairs leading up the side of the mountain. They lead to the mountain top where you will see some stunning views of the nearby fishing village and the East Sea.

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  • Beaches

    I didn't stay but I found that the main beach in Yeosu, isn't much to talk abtou... but I saw a couple of beaches (one in particular with facilities) on the bus ride through Dolsando that looked great! Empty and nice sand. If that's what you're after- I'd try and check it out. I will next time I'm there.

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  • Tiny island to wander the afternoon

    There is a road/bridge attaching the mainland to Odongdo island. It's a nice place to walk around-- you can find a bamboo forest, a small botanical garden, a turtle war ship, some stone health therapy walkways- (a little painful if barefoot!) and a cute lighthouse. The coastline around the island is very rugged with lots of local fishermen.

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  • Odongdo-Small Bamboo Forest

    It's a nice walk to and around Odongdo island where you can find a bamboo forest, a small botanical garden, a turtle war ship, some stone health therapy walkways- (a little painful if barefoot!) and a cute lighthouse. The coastline around the island is very rugged with lots of local fishermen.

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  • Visit Hyangil-am

    Hyangil-am is a small Buddhist hermitage on the southernmost coast of Dolsan Island (an island which is connected to Yeosu by a bridge and accessible by any of the buses in the 100's). The hermitage offers a beautiful view of the open sea, and your view of the horizon is only blocked by a few islands dotting the ocean. Supposedly, it is most...

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  • Beach

    I heard the best beaches in Korea are toward the East. Yeosu is located towards South. So, nothing special about the beach. Many fishing boats can be seen around.

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Yosu Restaurants

  • Best View in Town

    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...

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  • Freshly caught seafood!

    Good Korean seafood, nice patios and not busy. pick your fish from the tank's morning catch! - spicy fish soup was good

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Yosu Off The Beaten Path

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    by itsCharlie Written Jan 31, 2007

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    Climb up to the Hyang-Il-Am hermitage in Dadohae for some nice views in the morning to avoid the afternoon bus tour crowd. I'd take a bus the day before and spend the night in one of the many hotels there. It's a fun and short climb where you must go through a few short tunnels through the rock.

    An easy climb up a few hundred steps.... see the curve of the world
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