Location of Tongyeong

Tongyeong is in South Gyeongsang.


Tongyeong is a historical port city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It is known throughout Korea for its picturesque harbor. It was formerly known as Chungmu, after the posthumous name of Admiral Yi Sun-sin. The name Tongyeong means 'command post' and is itself associated with Admiral Yi, as it refers to his principal base that was located on nearby Hansan Island.

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°C) 8.9 9.5 13.6 18.8 22.7 24.9 28.0 27.4 27.1 22.2 16.6 8.2
Nightly lows (°C) -0.3 2.1 5.4 10.0 14.4 18.4 22.0 22.2 19.2 13.6 8.1 -0.6
Precipitation (mm) 13.1 42.5 177.7 107.1 142.5 67.3 193.1 589.4 108.8 168.3 66.2 21.1

Source: 2014 Korea Meteorological Administration

Get in

By car or bus

The new Busan-Geoje direct expressway link has made access by both express bus and car has been made significantly faster and easier.

By plane

Gimhae International Airport (IATA: PUS) is the closest airport, about 60 minutes' drive away.


Replica of the famous Korean Turtle ship that defeated the Japanese Navy


Mt. Mireuksan Cable Car


Tongyeong is famous for Chungmu gimbab (충무김밥), a Korean style of sushi made of seaweed and rice and accompanied by spicy sauce made from baby octopus.

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