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 Yi Sun-sin, a naval commander of the Joseon Dynasty famed for his victories during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598). The name Tongyeong means 'command post' and is also associated with Admiral Yi, as it refers to his principal base that was on nearby Hansan Island.
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- Turtle Ship Replica (Gangguan Fishing Port). Replica of a famous naval vessel that defended Korea from Japanese invasion on numerous occasions.
- Tongyeong Port.
- Maemool-do, 515 tongyeong hae-an-ro, tongyeong-si, kyeongsang namdo (you can take a ferry to maemool-do at Tongyeong Port everyday.), ☏ . Maemool-do is a beautiful island group of Tongyeong, consisting of 3 small islands. It is often crowded.
- [formerly dead link] Mt. Mireuksan Cable Car, Bongpyeong-dong, Tongyeong-si. 경남 통영시 봉평동. 06:40 - 23:30.
Tongyeong is famous for Chungmu Gimbap (충무김밥), a type of gimbap accompanied by spicy sauce made from baby octopus.