Top choice in Gyeongsangnam-do

Jagged ridges, 400m-high peaks, ropes, ladders and awe-inspiring views await travellers looking for a challenging hike. Most travellers disembark the ferry (return ₩10,000, 40 minutes, departs 7.30am, 9.30am, noon, 2pm and 4.10pm) on Saryandgo and catch a bus to the other side of the island to begin the five-hour trek.

From Tongyeong's bus terminal, catch bus 10-5 (₩1200, 40 minutes) or a taxi (₩14,000, 20 minutes) to the Gaochi ferry terminal (가오치 사량도행 여객터미널).

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Nearby Gyeongsangnam-do attractions

1. German Village

9.15 MILES

Here's a destination people visit because it's popular, not because it's interesting. Local marketing bumf calls it one of the island's best sites, but…

2. Undersea Tunnel

12.27 MILES

The journey to the Undersea Tunnel is more interesting than the sight itself. Constructed in the early 1930s, the 483m-long tunnel connects both sides of…

3. Mijo

12.37 MILES

This rustic fishing village is an ideal roadside diversion. Walk along the port, zigzag through narrow alleys and sample superb rural food. It's a short…

4. Jungang Live Fish Market

13.32 MILES

Sure there's lots of fish, but this open-air market, filled with grannies selling food out of plastic tubs, is a good place to buy fruit and veggies…

5. Gangguan

13.32 MILES

Gangguan is not the only harbour in the city, but it's the prettiest. It’s also a busy pier anchored by a promenade that serves multiple civic functions,…

6. Turtle Ship Replicas

13.32 MILES

Towards the north end of the Gangguan promenade, there are four turtle ships. Definitely worth a look. While ducking your head inside the ship, try to…

7. Hallyeosudo Cable Car

13.45 MILES

Stretching out 1975m, this is Korea’s longest cable-car ride. Near the top of Mireuk-san (461m), the view of Hallyeo Maritime National Park is dramatic…

8. Bori-am

13.49 MILES

Between Namhae-gun and Sangju beach, Bori-am is a busy Buddhist hermitage on Geum-san (금산; Geum Mountain, 681m) famous for brilliant sunrises and…