Yeosu is a beautiful coastal city located in the southwest of Korea and it is famous for stunning views of the sea. It became more famous with the song ‘Yeosu Night Sea’ sang by a Korean singer-songwriter, Jang Beom June. Yeosu is absolutely a popular travel destination among Koreans, but it is relatively less known to foreign tourists.

If you are curious about this amazing city, read on to find out the must-go attractions, restaurants, and cafes in Yeosu!


11 Must-Go Attractions in Yeosu

  1. Yeosu Sky Tower
  2. Jasan Park
  3. Dolsan Park
  4. Odongdo Island
  5. Yi Sun Sin Park
  6. Aqua Planet Yeosu
  7. Yeosu Arte Museum
  8. Gosodong Wall Painting Village
  9. Yeosu Artland Culture & Resort
  10. Manseongri Black Sand Beach
  11. HIGHCLASS 153

Must-Stay Hotel in Yeosu

Must-Try Food in Yeosu

  1. Nangman Pocha Street (Romantic Cart Bars)
  2. Dolmuneo Sanghoe
  3. Bada Table
  4. Yeosudang

11 Must-Go Attractions in Yeosu

1. Yeosu Sky Tower

  • Address: 1, Bangnamhoe-gil, Yeosu-si (Kakao Map)

 

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Yeosu Sky Tower is an observatory tower that opened in 2012 and it was regenerated from an old factory that was built in the 1980s. There is also a coffee shop where you can drink coffee while observing the view of Yeosu!

2. Jasan Park

  • Address: 54 Jasangongwon-gil, Yeosu-si (Kakao Map)

 

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Jasan Park is the oldest park in Yeosu and you can see the largest statue of Yi Sun-Sin, a historically famous Korean military general who gained victories against the Japanese navy during the Joseon Dynasty. At the peak of Jasan Park, there is a boarding area, where you can take the ocean cable that goes to Dolsan Park. It’s a great place to appreciate the stunning ocean view.

3. Dolsan Park

  • Address: 3600-1, Dolsan-ro, Dolsan-eup, Yeosu-si (Kakao Map)

 

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Dolsan Park is located across from Dolsandaegyo Bridge and you can see the breathtaking view of Dolsan Bridge at the viewpoint. The nighttime view is especially beautiful as the lights of the bridge start to glow.

4. Odongdo Island

  • Address: 222, Odongdo-ro, Yeosu-si (Kakao Map)

 

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Odongdo Island is a wonderful place to take a walk from Yeosu Port while enjoying the deep blue ocean view. It’s also a great place to leave Instagram-worthy pictures. In April, Odongdo Island turns into the most spectacular spot to appreciate vivid camellia flowers, becoming a popular dating spot among couples.

5. Yi Sun Sin Park

  • Address: 385-6, Jungang-dong, Yeosu-si (Kakao Map)

‘Yi Sun-Sin’ was a Korean military general famed for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Imjin War in the Joseon Dynasty. He was able to defeat the Japanese navy with the ship he constructed, the so-called ‘Turtle Ship’ because it looked like a tortoiseshell. You can see the statue of Yi Sun-Shin and the Turtle Ship at Yi Sun-Sin Park along with an awesome view.

You can also see another version of Yi Sun-Shin’s statue at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul!

6. Aqua Planet Yeosu

  • Address: 61-11, Odongdo-ro, Yeosu-si (Kakao Map)

If you are looking for an indoor activity in Yeosu, why don’t you visit the Aqua Planet aquarium? You can see Beluga Whales, a rare species of white whales only found at Aqua Planet Yeosu in Korea. You can also visit Helga Stentzel Exhibition and enjoy British-based photographer Helga Stentzel’s witty and imaginative works.

7. Yeosu Arte Museum

  • Address: 3F, Building A, 2005, Deokchung-dong, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (Kakao Map)

Experience art in a whole new dimension with immersive installations that appeal to visitors of all ages at Yeosu Arte Museum! Explore 12 captivating themes inspired by Yeosu’s majestic ocean and natural landscapes. You can stop by Tea Bar to maximize your experience with a special cup of tea amidst mesmerizing media art and music.

8. Gosodong Wall Painting Village

If you are determined to take as many Instagrammable pictures as possible in Yeosu, you should definitely head to Gosodong Wall Painting Village! You can easily get there from Yi Sun-Shin Square. There are many cute cafes, where you can drink a nice cup of coffee while enjoying a beautiful view of the ocean.

9. Yeosu Artland Culture & Resort

  • Address: 142-1, Musulmok-gil, Dolsan-eup, Yeosu-si (Kakao Map)

 

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At Yeosu Artland Culture & Resort, there are plenty of attractions for you to enjoy, such as the Trick Art Museum, a sculpture park, a swimming pool, and so forth. The most iconic spot is the observatory which is shaped like a hand, inspired by Midas’ Hand.

10. Manseongri Black Sand Beach

  • Address: 15-1 Maseongri-gil, Manheung-dong, Yeosu-si (Kakao Map)

 

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Manseongri Black Sand Beach is the one and only black sand beach in Korea. Black sand is known to have medical efficacy for many diseases. It’s also a great place to enjoy all kinds of water activities!

11. HIGHCLASS 153

  • Address: 116 Musulmok-gil, Dolsan-eup, Yeosu-si (Kakao Map)

Highclass 153 is a boutique resort in Yeosu, which is famous for having an infinity pool and High Swing. High Swing is one of the must-go places to take the best Instagram photos. They also have prepared a variety of dresses that will make you look like a goddess!


Must-Stay Hotel in Yeosu

  • Address: 111, Odongdo-ro, Yeosu-si (Kakao Map)

The most recommended hotel for you to enjoy the breathtaking ocean view in Yeosu is Sono Calm Yeosu. Sono Calm is one of the hotels operated by Daemyung, which also runs the famous Vivaldi Park Ski Resort and Ocean World Water Park! There are many nearby attractions, such as the Big-O fountain show, Yeosu Maritime Cable Car, Yeosu Tower, and Aqua Planet Aquarium.

The evening view is as beautiful as the daytime view and you can enjoy this unbelievable view in your own room all day! The view from the sauna is also stunning.


Must-Try Food in Yeosu

**Please note that opening hours & prices are subject to change.

1. Nangman Pocha Street (Romantic Cart Bars)

  • Address: Below Geobukseondaegyo Bridge, 102, Hamel-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do (Kakao Map)
  • Opening Hours: Every Day 18:00~01:00

 

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If you want to feel the romantic vibes of the night in Yeosu just like Jang Beom June’s song ‘Yeosu Night Sea’, head to ‘Nangman Pocha Street’! ‘Nangman’ means romance and ‘Pocha’ means street vendors in Korean.

There are a variety of street food vendors gathered at Nangman Pocha Street and having seafood with Soju (Korean alcohol that is similar to vodka) is something you must try out in Yeosu!

2. Dolmuneo Sanghoe

  • Address: 78, Hamel-ro, Yeosu-si (Kakao Map)
  • Opening Hours: Every Day 15:30~24:00

‘Dolmuneo Sanghoe’ is one of the most popular vendors at Nangman Pocha Street. ‘Muneo’ means octopus in Korean and they sell all kinds of food made of octopus.

The best-selling menu is ‘Dolmuneo Sam Hap’ (KRW 45,000), which is a combination of octopus, pork, kimchi, scallop, abalone, and more. There are also ‘Dolmuneo Ramyeon’ (KRW 12,000) and ‘Seafood Ramyeon’ (KRW 12,000) which perfectly goes well with Soju!

3. Bada Table

  • Address: 43, Goso-3-gil, Yeosu-si (Kakao Map)
  • Opening Hours: Every Day 11:00~21:30 (Last Order ~20:80)

‘Bada’ means sea in Korean and just like its name, ‘Bada Table’ is a great place to enjoy the ocean view while enjoying your food.

They have curry, pasta, ramyeon, pizza, and kimchi fried rice. The most popular menus are Rosé Pasta (KRW 19,000) and Kimchi Fried Rice (KRW 14,000)!

4. Yeosudang

  • Address: 72, Jungang-ro, Yeosu-si (Kakao Map)
  • Opening Hours: Every Day 10:00~21:00

 

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If you are looking for good desserts after having meals in Yeosu, you should definitely check out ‘Yeosudang’! Usually, there is a long queue in front of the store.

Their representative menus are Handmade Baguette Burger (KRW 5,000) and Mugwort Ice-cream (KRW 4,000).


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