Tongyeong, city of everlasting joy
The waters off Tongyeong, on the southern coast of Gyeongsangnam-do Province, are home to some of the widest varieties of seafood found anywhere in Korea.
During Joseon times (1392-1910), the city served as the headquarters for naval forces and went by the name of Samdo Sugun Tongjeyeong (삼도수군통제영, 三道水軍統制營). The modern name Tongyeong (統營), taken from this old name, is a reminder of the city's ancient past.
Tongyeong is a place full of surprises waiting for you around every corner, and locals there will tell you that their city is the "Seoul, or capital city, of seafood." The abundance of fresh fish and seafood, combined with the hearty and affectionate greetings of the locals, is what makes Tongyeong so full of life.
Once is never enough for a visit to this seaside destination, a city that has a story to tell along every winding street. It's a city that awaits visitors, eager to share its treasure trove of tales, old and new.
The article above is courtesy of Korea Net (http://www.korea.net/NewsFocus/Travel/view?articleId=142992&pageIndex=3).