On our last morning we decided to go to Hansan island. It was about 20 minutes away from Tongyeong Ferry terminal. The ferry comes and goes more often to this island. It is a lot bigger but there's not a lot to do. But, Hansando is a really important island in Korean history. To get around the island, most people bring their cars. Since we don't have a car we decided we would just go to see the temple because we could walk there.
We woke up really early for the cable car. It opens at 9 30 and we got there just after 10 am. It's a good thing we got there when we did because our waiting time was an hour and a half. We were amazed to see our ticket number was 2467. Within about 40 mins of opening there were over 2000 people who bought tickets for the cable car. While we were waiting we saw other people with wait times close to three hours. There was literally nothing to do in that area as we waited. Everyone just sat around doing nothing, eating or talking. But it was so hot outside it was kind of unbearable. We were so bored we went to the rooftop of the building and just took pictures.
The next day we woke up early to get a head start on sightseeing. After our American style breakfast at our hotel we went to Yi Sun-Sin Park. Admiral Yi Sun-Sin was a Korean naval commander who became famous for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Joseon Dynasty era. So this park is a dedication to him. The park is actually located in the are where the battle actually happened. The park has no fee to enter and is totally free.
After going to Bijindo we were hungry, so we just walked around the port for find something to eat. The port is filled with fresh sea food restaurant. But they can be very pricey. We weren't very worried about the price though. We got sushi and sashimi at a random restaurant we found. It cost us about 80k ($80). After eating dinner we went to see the Tongyeong Bridge. We heard that it was a must do in Tongyeong. It was also the night of the lunar eclipse, so we were excited to see that as well.
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