The 10 Best Things to Do in Tongyeong, South Korea

February 8, 2018 Carley Gatson

Tongyeong (Korean pronunciation: [tʰoŋ.jʌŋ]) is a coastal city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. In 2010, it had an area of 238.81 km and a population of 139,869 people. It is divided into 1 eup (town), 6 myeon (township) and 11 dong (neighborhood). Chungmu city and Tongyeong county were reunited in 1995, creating Tongyeong City as it is known today. It consists of Goseong Peninsula, Hansan Island, Mireuk Island and other islets. It was formerly known as Chungmu, after the posthumous name of Admiral Yi Sun-sin. The name Tongyeong means "command post" and is itself associated with Admiral Yi, as it refers to his principal base that was located on nearby Hansan Island.
Restaurants in Tongyeong

1. Dongpirang Wall Painting Village

Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Excellent
33%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 156 reviews

Dongpirang Wall Painting Village

Reviewed By jennie21021984 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

The mural village is located on and around a hill not too far from the passenger ferry terminal. It's well signposted and a relatively easy walk up the hill - if you suffer with leg or back problems I would t recommend it though- it's pretty steep.
I went on a day when it was really hot and really busy so moving around was a bit difficult! There's a few different routes you can take around the murals- I'm not sure I got to see them all as the signposting once you're actually up there is a little vague.
It's full of cafes and there are a few gift shops too. A short but pretty diversion!

2. Mireuksan Mountain

Bongpyeong-dong, Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

Mireuksan Mountain

Reviewed By Jenny H

It was my last day in Tongyeong and I insisted to go up with canle car even though the ticket box staff discouraged me not to go. Finally she was correct. I couldn't see anything on top.
I remember it had beauteaful view with hundreds of small ilands in my earlier visit on sunny day 10 years back..

3. Yi Sun-shin Park

Muhyeongmunhwajaejeonsuhoegwan 205 Mendehaean-Gil, Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do 53048, South Korea +82 55-642-4737
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 72 reviews

Yi Sun-shin Park

Reviewed By Fareza16 - Singapore, Singapore

Has a statue of the great admiral Yi Sun Shin who was a legendary military genius in defeating Japanese ships in Korean history. Also, some notices are put up at the park but only in Korean. Nice place to go for a walk or to see some great scenery if you're in the area. We drove there and there were many locals taking pictures and enjoying the view, even in winter.

4. Hallyeo National Marine Park View Ropeway

205, Balgae-ro, Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do 53075, South Korea +82 1544-3303
Excellent
58%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Hallyeo National Marine Park View Ropeway

Reviewed By waterpist0l - chiang rai

I found this cable car pretty high, thought I'd challenge a bit of a phobia by using a round trip ticket (10,000¥) The views are spectacular, we had a clear day and could see for miles albeit not to Japan. Lots of nice vantage points from the trailways at the summit. Could be worth getting a Cable Car up & walking down via the temples on the mountainside: this was recommended to us AFTER we got down.

5. Maemuldo

Hansan-myeon, Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Maemuldo

Reviewed By Fareza16 - Singapore, Singapore

A small island that's about a 3-hour boat ride from Tongyeong Ferry Terminal. There are 2 trips to and from the island, that makes a total of 4 trips per day. Quiet and peaceful, and there are different hiking trails to choose from depending on your desired difficulty level. Bring along some drinks and lunch, otherwise you can visit any of the cafes/restaurants on the island. Has a pebble beach, which you'll get to if you follow the trail. A great day to spend and beautiful scenery to enjoy, but make sure to visit on a day when it's not cloudy or foggy and you'll be able to see other Islands and Mountains in the distance.

6. Skyline Luge Tongyeong

178, Balgae-ro, Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do 53078, South Korea +82 55-645-6657
Excellent
68%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Skyline Luge Tongyeong

One of the world’s most thrilling adventure activities has arrived in Tongyeong! The Skyline Luge is a unique wheeled-gravity ride that provides riders full control over their descent on a purpose built 1.5km Luge track. The only attraction of its kind in South Korea, Skyline Luge offers a fun-filled outdoor experience that is suitable for riders of all ages and experience levels.

Reviewed By Fina T

This is a franchise from New Zealand and safe for adults to toddler. Luge using no engine and easy to control.
Many helpful staffs and we are pleased to find most of them can speak English.
Price is quite affordable, better not take a single ride.
It is popular and long queue at ticket counter but not much on the starting point.
First timer of the day must go to a separate line, to get a brief explanation and a stamp on the hand.
Down side, they should provide gloves too because the handles may cause some pain after a while. My 7yo daughter's hand felt hurt after the 2nd round.
As far as I know, this is the first one in the region. They will open 2 more tracks soon.

7. Jeonhyeoklim Art Museum

189-2, Bongpyeong-dong, Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea +82 55-645-7349
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Jeonhyeoklim Art Museum

Reviewed By SeungwonBJung - Seoul

Private museum with collections of Hyuk-rim Jeon. No entrace fee but donation expected at the door ( but not mandatory). interesting collections for one artist over time. the building itself is also very interesting. hard to reach by public transportation but close enough from the old town of Tongyeong by taxi ( 10 mins). don't pass on the gift store!

8. Nammangsan Jogak Park

230-1, Dongho-dong, Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea +82 55-648-8417
Excellent
18%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

Nammangsan Jogak Park

Reviewed By Fareza16 - Singapore, Singapore

Came on Boxing Day and though you can drive up, it's only a short 5-10 min walk from the harbour. Lots of sculptures to take photos of or with, and popular with all age groups. Also gives you a nice view of the sea so come on a sunny day!

9. Dara Park

1115, Sanyangilju-ro, Sanyang-eup, Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do 53087, South Korea
Excellent
35%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Dara Park

Reviewed By Fareza16 - Singapore, Singapore

We stayed at a guesthouse and went to Dara Park to see the sunset on a sunset tour. Driving up is highly recommended as it's a short drive out of the main harbour and you can get the best view of the sea and Mountains if the weather is good. Entry is free and there are places to grab coffee or snacks, and also a public restroom. Really nice place if you can get someone to drive you or if you're renting a car.

10. Chungnyeolsa Temple

251, Yeohwang-ro, Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do 53057, South Korea
Excellent
35%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Chungnyeolsa Temple

Reviewed By duck3222 - Gimhae, South Korea

지나가다 들려보았어요..
통영하면 이순신 장군이 가장 먼저 떠오르잖아요..
충렬사는 이순신 장군의 위패... 제단이 있는곳이에요~
한번 쑥 돌고 나왔어요

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