Yeosu, South Korea
Yeosu is a coastal city in South Jeolla province, South Korea. is one of the country's most picturesque port cities especially at night. Famous for its seafood, beaches, flowers and marinas, it is developing as an international ocean resort and tourist destination as well as being selected as a host city for the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu Harbor.
Yeosu is fairly spread out with a ton of districts each segregated by mountains or ocean. The main CBD centerd around Jungang-dong and the harbor overlooking Dolsan Bridge is quite compact, however. Attractions include the Hyangiram Hermitage which is located up the sides of a cliff. The entire complex is connected by a series of very thin trails winding their way through tight caves and under twisted evergreen foliage.
Things to See & Do
* Hyangiram Hermitage – temple-like complex
* Replica turtle ship
* Manseongri Black Sand Beach
* Paraocean Waterpark
* Dolsan bridge
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – South Korean won (₩) (KRW)
Language – Korean
Population – 300,000 approx
Land Area – 501.3 km²
Electricity – two vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 82
Port Location – The port of Yeosu is located approximately 2km from the city centre.
Travel Links – Korean Air and Asiana Air fly between Yeosu Airport and Gimpo Airport(Seoul) up to 8 times a day and it takes 1 hour. Korean Air also has flight between Yeosu and Jeju on Friday and Sunday.
The express bus terminal is connected to most bus routes across Korea. From Yeosu, it takes 5 hours 30 minutes to Seoul(Central City terminal) and 2 hours to Gwangju, former capital of South Jeolla.
Yeosu has two train stations. The main station is called Yeosu Station which is the southernmost station of Honam line and one stop before that there is smaller Yeocheon Station.