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.
The park has such beautiful views as it sits right on the coast of Tongyeong. You can see a large statue of Yi Sun-Sin in the middle of the park. There are also great views from there as well.
This is the view from the lookout area from the Admiral's statue.
Not sure what that brown stuff is in the water, but it ruins the view.
A view of the sea. You can see some islands in the background.
The park has lots of paths to explore. It is also really good for hiking.
Here you can see that weird slime in the water. I've been wondering what it is.
We wanted to get closer to the water to take some pictures. The view was was gorgeous of the sea with the islands in the background.
I even spotted a crab in between the rocks. Too bad it was dead.
We had a mini photo shoot on the rocks. They were not comfortable to sit on at all, especially wearing a dress. I realized I tend to wear dark clothing which actually makes me just look like a shadow. But I really wanted to wear the dress lol.
Such a beautiful view, I wish I lived by the sea back home.
On our walk around the park we came across a pagoda. It had a great view of the park and the sea and we thought it would also be a great photo op place, until we discovered a bee hive. So, we snapped picture quickly and got out of there.
As we continued we saw a couple building that looked like pensions; rooms you rent out kind of like a hotel but less fancy. It had a great view of the Tongyeong port.
I think we were there for about an hour. There isn't much to see there but it's a great park to walk around and take in the beautiful views. There were even some men fishing, although I wouldn't recommend it because of that slime in that water. Also, we took a taxi to get here but it's in a place where you can get a taxi to but getting a taxi back may be difficult because you would have to either wait around hoping one will come around or walk to the main street.
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