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Tongyeong, Gyeongnam

Date of Sisterhood Relationship Agreement: Feb. 28, 2003

City Overview
City Overview
Location 515 Haean-ro, Tongyeong, Gyeongnam (357 Mujeon-dong)
Population 57,496 households, 140,195 people (as of the end of Dec. 2011)
Area 239.17k㎡
Tourist Attractions Naval headquarters (Saebeyonggwan), Jeseungdang, Choongyeolsa, somamuldo, Hallyeosudo Cable car, etc.
Specialties Anchovy, oyster, sea squirt, raw fish, Yokji sweet potato, Tongyeong najeonchilgi, quilted-work products
Internet URL http://www.tongyeong.go.kr
City Feature

- The center of Hallyo Marine National Park located in the southwestern Gyeongnam

- A city of culture and art, embracing 300 years of naval headquarters

- A fishery city leading Korea's sea farming

- Southern central of an ancient castle peninsula and consists of 526 (44 inhibited islands, and 482 uninhibited islands) annexed islands

Cultural Attractions and Festivals

Bijindo Beach image

  • Bijindo Beach
  • In Oehang village, Bijin-ri, Hansan-myeon, 13km from Tongyeong Port, Bijindo beach is a natural, sandy beach of which the coast is 550m long. The white sandy beach stretches long and forms an hourglass shape. The sand is soft and water is shallow. The water temperature facilitates swimming. It is considered one of the best summertime recreation destinations. The beach is surrounded by beautiful islands and angling spots for visitors to enjoy both sea bathing and fishing. It is also a popular summer resort as dozens of pine trees that are more than 100 years old form a cool forest on the top of the seaside. (Inquiry: Hansan-myeon Community Center 055)650-3600)

Chungryeol Temple image

  • Chungryeol Temple
  • A shrine that houses the tablet of Seongwung Chungmugong Yi, 7th Commander-in-Chief Yi Wun-ryong built this shrine in accordance with the royal command in 1606 (39th year of King Seonjo's reign), 8 years after the Japanese invasion, in order to reverence and commemorate the loyalty and the great achievement of Chungmugong Yi.

Tongyeong Hansan Daecheop Festival image

  • Tongyeong Hansan Daecheop Festival
  • The festival, consists of an opening act, military parade, marching of General Lee, and reproduction of Hansan Naval Battle, is held in Tongyeong in August every year in order to commemorate the loyalty and the patriotism of Admiral Seongwung Yi Sun-shin and Hansan Daecheop, the great victory at Hansan, which is an unprecedented victory in the history of the world’s great naval battles.

Dara Park image

  • Dara Park
  • From old times, this place has been popular and a favorite of summer tourists who enjoy the views of Dado Namhae as they bath in the golden glow of sunset. It is a perfect spot to stop by while driving the Sanyang Sightseeing route in Tongyeong City to feel the natural sea. Hallyo Marine National Park is at the edge of the southern tip of the island when driving along the seaside route of Toyeong Mireukdo.

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  • Tongyeong International Music Festival (TIMF)
  • The festival sheds new light on the world's renowned composer Isang Yun,who was born in Tongyeong. The international music festival that paved a foundation for Tongyeong to grow as a world-class music city is held in March every year.

Hallyeosudo Cable car image

  • Hallyeosudo Cable Car
  • It is the longest tour cable car route of 1,975m located on the 8 part ridge (461m above sea level). The country's very first 48 automatic circulating eight-seater bi-cable Gondolas wasopened to the public in April 2008.
Main Festival and Event

- Tongyeong World Music Festival (Seasonal operationfrom March)

- Sarangdo Oknyeobong Hiking Contest Festival (April, May)

- Tongyeong Hansan Daecheop Festival (August)

- Yokjido Island Culture Festival (October)

- Tongyeong ITU World Triathlon Contest (October)

- Isang Yun International Music Concert (November)

- Admiral Yi Sun-sin Cup Tongyeong Marathon (December)

담당자 : 총무과 강미혜 (02-3677-2483)

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