Best Things To Do in Yeosu – 14 Attractions You Never Know!
If you are planning to visit Yeosu, this article will really help you find the best things to do in Yeosu, South Korea.
Yeosu is a large southernmost city surrounded by the sea in the South Jeolla region.
There are a lot of interesting things to do in Yeosu that most foreigner never done, because it’s just not as famous as Seoul, Busan or Jeju Island.
They’re missing a lot!
I will show you the best attractions and things to do in Yeosu that will makes you forget about Seoul.
Let’s dive right into my list of the best things to do in Yeosu!
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1. Yi Sun Shin Square and Turtle Ship
If you are a korea lover, you might already know who is Yi Sun Shin and why he is really famous in South Korea.
You can almost find his statue in many big city in Korea.
Admiral Yi Sun Shin is a commander of korean army during imjin war and rise to rank once he get huge wins against the Japanese from 1592-1598.
In addition, he is the founder of Geobukseon the turtle ship.
In Yi Sun Shin park, you can find Yi Sun Shin statue and his most well known invention, turtle ship (Geokbukseon).
More than that, you can actually get on the ship and look around.
The ship has a unique dragon heads and turtle shape.
Address: South Korea, Jeollanam-do, Yeosu-si, Jungang-dong, 383
2. Yeosu Maritime Cable car To Dolsan Park
Yeosu Maritime Cable car is one of the best things to do in Yeosu – you can see the wonderful Dolsan bridge (Dolsandaegyo), beach and panoramic city views.
This bridge is expecially more beautiful at night as it lights up the bridge with wonderful color.
Address: 3600-1 Dolsan-ro, Dolsan-eup, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
3. Yeosu Artland Culture and Resort
Yeosu artland culture and resort is definitely a must-visit attractions you can’t miss in Yeosu.
Here are several things you can do in this area.
Ocean Sky Walk
First things to do here is to try ocean sky walk – where you can walk above a small floor to feel the feelings of walking above the air.
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Ffter you finish doing your skywalk, you can try zipline experience.
Ocean Sky Swing
If Skywalk and zipline is not enough to satisfy your needs, pump your adrenaline through this swing.
This swing will rock you back and forth 100m above the ground while giving you a wonderful views of the blue sea.
Media Art Sculpture Park
After extreme experience, visit media art sculpture park – a small outdoor park full of wonderful sculpture, where you can take insta-worthy picture and videos.
AR Trick Eye Museum
The trick eye museum in Yeosu is not just like any other trick museum you ever visited.
This one offer you AR 3d experience where you can find the water world, pharaoh’s lair and jungle.
So if you come with your kids, then you can try this one.
The other iconic photo zone you can here is Midas hand.
It is similar to Midas Hand you can find in Pohang.
The difference between Pohang and Yeosu Midas hand is that here you can climb it all the way up, right to the palm of the Midas hand, and enjoy the panoramic views of endless blue sea.
Yeosu Artland Infinity Pool
This infinity pool is another thing you can do in this resort.
It’s not big, but if you love to swim, then you can enjoy the infinity pool.
Address: 142-1 Musulmok-gil, Dolsan-eup, Yeosu-si, South Korea
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 9am to 6pm
Price for each attractions:
- AR 3D Trick Art Museum: 15,000 KRW
- Midas Hand: 15,000 KRW
- Media Art Sculpture Park: 15,000 KRW
- Zipline: 15,000 KRW
- Infinity Pool: 10,000 KRW
- Extreme Swing: 5,000 KRW
- Ocean Skywalk: 10,000 KRW
4. Yeosu Arte Museum
Arte museum is one famous museum you might already knew.
It’s located in multiple areas in South Korea, including Jeju Island and Gangneung.
This museum is their second branch that opened in August 2021.
While Jeju arte museum has an island theme, Yeosu is using ocean theme.
The entrance of this museum is around 17,000 korean won, you can find lots of interactive exhibition and place to take a beautiful picture with ocean theme here.
5. Gosodong 1004 Angel Mural Village
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Gosodong 1004 angel mural village is well known as angel alley.
This village is filled with many webtoon, cartoon and illustrations wall painting that paint history of Korea.
In addition, this mural village is filled with some unique cafes and gorgeous neighborhood as your photo background.
6. Hyangiram Temple
Hyangiram is one of the historical place in Yeosu South Korea.
This temple served as a base camp for Buddhist Monk during Imjin War 1592-1598.
They helped Admiral Yi Sun Shin during Japanese invasion.
It is located at the edge of a cliff on Geumosan mountain.
This temple is definitely the place to find peace – you can feel the serene and also wonderful views of the south sea.
Hyangiram itself means Watching the sun.
Stay true to it’s name, you can expect to see a breathtaking sunrise as you arrived here at the break of the dawn.
One thing to remember is that you will have a lot of leg work to reach this wonderful temple in Yeosu.
7. Nangman Pocha Street
Nangnam pocha street is a place where you can find a lot of pocha style food cart where you can get some food and drinks.
Nearby, there is a Hamel Lighthouse, where you can witness the wonderful night view of Yeosu.
8. Highclass 153 Resort Swing
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This is another place where you can try another swing above the sky.
Highclass 153 resort and dessert cafe offers a swing, luxurious infinity pool and wonderful endless blue sea views.
Address: 1292-80 Pyeongsa-ri, Dolsan-eup, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
9. Ramada Zip Track
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Zip Track is another exciting things you can try in Yeosu.
It is one of the highest zip track you can find in South Korea.
More over, if you plan to stay in this hotel, you will also get access to a luxurious heated outdoor pool.
Address: 11, Gangnamhaean-ro, Dolsan-eup, Yeosu, Jeollanam-do, 59769, South Korea
10. Yeosu Ocean Railbike
Another interesting things to do in Yeosu is Ocean Railbike.
You can enjoy this ocean railbike together with your friends or family – up to four person.
This Railbike runs all along the coastline, offers you a wonderful sea views and fresh ocean breeze.
Address: 187 Mangyang-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
March – October: 9:00 – 18:00
November – February: 9:00 – 17:00
Fee: 26,000 – 36,000 KRW
11. Cafe Rafik, Cafe at The Edge of The Cliff
Never forget to sip a cup of coffee as you enjoy all the attractions in Yeosu.
Cafe Rafik is one of the cafe you want to visit as you travel Yeosu.
This cafe is built at the edge of a cliff, thus offers a wonderful views of the east side of Dolsando Island.
Address: 1584, Pyeongsa-ri, Dolsan-eup, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do, Korea
Summer: 09:00 – 21:00
Winter: 09:00 – 20:00
12. World Expo 2012
Credit to Korea Times photo by Jon Dunbar
Historically speaking, other than Yi Sun Shin statue, this World Expo 2012 might be one of the big things that ever happened in Yeosu.
This expo was held in 2012 with the theme of ‘The sea that lives and the coast that breathes”, addressing the climate change issues as well as ocean protections.
While this place might not interest you a lot, you can visit the Sky Tower, observatory in Yeosu Expo Park.
Chill in the cafe at the top of it and enjoy the wonderful views.
You can easily reach this place by train, just stopped at Yeosu Expo Station.
13. Odongdo Island
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Odongdo is one of the best and most accessible island you can visit in Yeosu.
You can just walk to it right from the port areas to Odongdo via the bridge and visit the lighthouse, or enjoy the views of this wonderful little island.
If possible, I recommend you to visit during spring seasons as the camellia flowers are in full bloom.
14. Ungcheon beach
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Ungcheon beach is a manmade beach that exist after the World Expo in 2012.
In this place, you can find tons of cafes and wonderful small beach.
I believe that this is the best things to do in Yeosu.
I don’t want you to miss any of it as you travel Yeosu in South Korea.
If you are wondering how to visit Yeosu from Seoul, then my suggestion is to use KTX, I think it’s the cheapest and easiest way to visit Yeosu from the capital city.
You can visit Yeosu within 3 hours from Seoul with KTX.
More over, the station is located in the center of the city – which is very convenient.
You can easily navigated through out your other travel plan.
Tips: Come here via KTX and use taxi to travel around Yeosu, it will be much easier for you to visit these attractions. However, if you want to use public transportation, download Naver map so you won’t get lost.
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