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Tongyeong
Travel Guide

Admire a village of painted walls and enjoy views from South Korea’s longest cable car in this Korean city by the sea.

Tongyeong is a coastal town with a scenic harbor and rich history. It is known for its historical relics that tell the story of South Korea’s military feats and development. Explore the parks and enjoy the views of the sprawling, verdant hills surrounding the thriving port.

Among the highlights is the Hallyeo Viewing Ropeway, an observation cable car, the longest of its kind in the country, which travels over the water. Relax with your family in your gondola and capture photos of the town’s port and hilly countryside.

Arrive via the cable car to the peak of Mount Mireuksan and enjoy the panoramic views of the town and the surrounding Hallyeohaesang National Park. The park contains more than 1,100 species of plants and many animals. Spot the endangered fairy pitta, with its brightly colored feathers, as it nests in its camellia habitat. Travel from the city by ferry to the island of Hansando inside the park.

In the town center, learn about the modern art scene at the Jeon Hyuck Lim Art Museum. Wander through the open-air exhibits by international artists at the Nammangsan Sculpture Park. Learn about coastal ecology at the Fisheries Science Museum and explore the range of murals in Dongpirang Village.

Stroll along the Gangguan Fishing Port and see the Turtle Ship Replica styled after a 16th-century ironclad warship. Dine at some of the many restaurants serving the local delicacy of Chungmu kimbap. It is a Korean style of sushi made of seaweed, rice and squid in a spicy sauce. Tongyeong was once named Chungmu.

Tongyeong comprises islands and peninsulas on the southern coast of South Korea. Arrive by bus via the modern Busan-Geoje direct expressway or fly to the Gimhae International Airport, which is about 90 minutes away by car. Spend some time exploring the country’s second city of Busan. Tongyeong combines fascinating historical relics with marvelous scenery on South Korea’s southern shore.

Top Hotels in Tongyeong

Stanford Hotel & Resort Tongyeong
Stanford Hotel & Resort Tongyeong
3.5 out of 5
347, Donam-ro, Tongyeong
The price is CA $134 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

Nestled on the beach, this Tongyeong hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tongyeong Concert Hall, Hallyeo Waterway Observation Cable Car, and Skyline Luge Tongyeong. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (482 reviews)

"Long check in"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2020

Stanford Hotel & Resort Tongyeong
Hansan Hotel
Hansan Hotel
2.5 out of 5
247, Tongyeonghaean-ro, Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang
The price is CA $46 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Located in the heart of Tongyeong, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pohang Passenger Terminal, Seopirang Park, and Tongyeong Jungang Market. Tongyeong ...

4.2/5Very Good! (781 reviews)

"Great location. Walking distance from lots of nice sites and restaurants"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 25, 2020

Hansan Hotel
Kumho Tongyeong Marina Resort
Kumho Tongyeong Marina Resort
3.5 out of 5
33, Keunbalgae 1-gil, Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang
Free cancellation
The price is CA $99 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tongyeong Concert Hall and Hallyeo Waterway Observation Cable Car. Skyline Luge Tongyeong and Pohang ...

3.8/5Good! (179 reviews)
A perfect location to enjoy the fabulous view

"The location is perfect. You can have a fantastic view from the room. The room is spacious and clean though it was an old building. Good efforts made to maintain the quality. The car park requires some patience because you have to walk a long way. Other than that, a perfect stay."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 5, 2020

Kumho Tongyeong Marina Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Tongyeong

Yokjido Solguji Pension
Yokjido Solguji Pension
3 out of 5
632-122, Yokjiilju-ro, Yokji-myeon, Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang
The price is CA $103 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Situated near the beach in Tongyeong, this condo building is in the same region as Tongyeong Fisheries Science Museum.

Yokjido Solguji Pension
Ara Pool Villa Pension
Ara Pool Villa Pension
3 out of 5
48-14, Haegan-gil, Yongnam-myeon, Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang

Situated in Tongyeong, this condo building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Dongpirang Wall Painting Village, Tongyeong Live Fish Market, and Tongyeong Jungang Market. ...

Ara Pool Villa Pension
Tongyeong Daore Pension
Tongyeong Daore Pension
3 out of 5
486, Punghwailju-ro, Sanyang-eup, Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang
The price is CA $41 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

Situated in Tongyeong, this condo building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hallyeo-haesang National Park, Skyline Luge Tongyeong, and Hallyeo Waterway Observation ...

3.9/5Good! (10 reviews)

"This place was super nice and cute. Not by any stores though so make sure to bring all the stuff you need with you if you don’t have a car."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 1, 2020

Tongyeong Daore Pension
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