Yeosu’s coastline is famous for its temperate climate and lush greenery, as well as outstanding beaches. A favourite hangout is Manseongri Beach, which has black volcanic sand fringed with cafes and eateries serving tongue-tingling Korean BBQ dishes.

    Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Yeosu by taking a ride on the Maritime Cable Car, which connects the city with Dolsan Island. If you have a head for heights, choose a cabin with glass floors for thrilling views. Visit Yeosu Specialty Seafood Market for fresh produce offered at its many bustling stalls and restaurants.

    What to see & do in Yeosu

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    Things to do in Yeosu involve ancient Buddhist temples, beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and oceans, gigantic parks for play and quirky museums and exhibits. From the Yeosu Cable Car, Donsan Bridge, Jasan Park cable cars and Yi Sun-sin Bridge, you can get stunning photos for your social media feeds. At the Maritime and Fisheries Science Museum, Angel Mural Village and Goheung Spaceship observatory, you can learn... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Yeosu

    Restaurants in Yeosu are famed for their seafood offerings, especially hwae, but also extending to spicy eel, grilled fish, oysters and many other varieties of oceanic fare. At Myongshin Nakji, you can enjoy spicy octopus or, if you're really adventurous, live octopus. For a more general fresh seafood experience, head for Baekcheon Shikdang or Geumcheon Shikdang, where you'll have lots of familiar choices from which to choose. You can even... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Yeosu

    • 6 Best Places to Go Shopping in Yeosu

      Yeosu’s traditional markets and fish markets are mostly gathered in one place, around the Yeondeungcheon Stream in Gyo-dong. Gyodong Market, Seo Market, Fish Market, Seafood Specialty Market, and Jungang Market are popular markets for locals and tourists. Most of the Yeosu markets are characterised by a high proportion of seafood. Fresh fish, dried fish, salted fish, fresh kimchi, and...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Yeosu

    • 5 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Yeosu

      Yeosu's night sea is famous for its beauty. At Jongpo Marine Park, centred on Yi Sun-shin Square, you can experience the wonderful night-time sea. The view of the sea at night from the Yeosu Maritime Cable Car is especially breath-taking. The Hamel Lighthouse and the Yeosu Expo Marine Park also face the beautiful sea of Yeosu, creating...

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