Poised in the heart of Hallyeohaesang National Marine Park, Tongyeong has long been known for its natural wonders combined with blessed weather.
In particular, Tongyeong became a synonym of Korean patriotic lore with many sweeping battles won around Hansando Island, Dangpo Estuary and Jeokjinpo inlet during the Japanese invasion in the 1590s as well as for a victory won in the Wonmun battle during the Korean War, while enriching its ancient tradition of culture and arts. Today its inshore waters are some of the cleanest in the world, teeming with a wealth of marine life which contributes to Korean fisheries.
In line with the government's development project for the south coast tourism belt, the people of Tongyeong have devoted themselves to turning their home into one of the world's best tourism destinations of the 21st century.
Mayor, Tongyeong City Kim Dong-jin