I lived in Yeosu for two soul-fulfilling years and wrote a few stories about it along the way. What I’d like to do here is share some Yeosu photos taken by Christina, the lens behind DukeStewartWrites.com. We drove all around this tiny peninsula within the Korean peninsula and have lots to show for it! Have a look and let us know what you think in the comments section. As always, thank you for looking through this site and let me know if you’d like to share some photos alongside these.
The Expo & Odongdo
I always loved driving out to the Yeosu Expo and Odongdo areas. There’s so much space for walking and so many different types of things to look at. The Expo has all the fancy buildings that will hopefully get used in the wake of that massive 6 month event that took over Yeosu while Odongdo is one of my favorite manmade nature walks in Korea.
The Big O
View from Odongdo
Yeosu Temples & Hikes
Yeosu is full of awesome mountains and great temples for walking. My favorite spots for both are Heungguksa and Gubongsan so it’s not surprising that they dominate this section.
This photo also appears here!
Yeosu Food & Cafes
Yeosu is a seafood-dominated town and I wrote about that in my How to Enjoy Yeosu but here, you’ll find all the other Korean and regional favorites that I could summon up. Oh and there are some pretty awesome coffee spots in Yeosu to visit.
Soup Tent in Yeoseo Dong (동트눈집)
BBQ Duck in Yeoseo Dong
Daedongguksu, Mipyeong Dong
Bibim-myeon in Yeoseo Dong
Dalk Galbi, Haeyang Park (닭갈비)
Dolsot Bori Bap in Mipyeong Dong
Wind on the Hills Cafe, Dolsan
Historical & Strolly Places
One good thing about places with history is that Government’s tend to build stuff in recognition of it, along with tons of walking space. That’s another great thing about these famous spots in Yeosu.
Yi Sun Shin Square & Haeyang Park
Seonso Shipbuilding Yard
Yeosu has beaches just about everywhere and we spent A LOT of time at them. It was hard to narrow down my favorites here.
Manseongri (from Marae San)
Dolsan & Hyangiram
Yeosu is surrounded by over 300 islands but the biggest one is Dolsan. It’s a great place to drive around, hike, or even walk when you can’t find your way. Hyangiram is a wonderful Buddhist Hermitage found at the bottom of island. I’ve written more about it here.
Near Bangjukpo Beach
Rice Farms and Terraces
My Favorite Place
(Excuse the Personal Bias)
Chonnam National University, Yeosu Campus
I worked at Chonnam and absolutely loved it. The only bummer is that there’s pretty much 0 flat land which immediately strengthens your calves or your desire to buy a car, whichever comes first. It’s a mountain campus surrounded by other mountains but has tons of visual perks, as you’ll see.
Dangerous yet Photogenic Spot for Cherry Blossoms
Near the Back Gate
This post is a part of our Travel Photos series.
Seriously, just about everywhere in Yeosu is pretty awesome. Got some Yeosu photos you’d like to add? Feel free to contact me and add your photos of Yeosu to the collection!