Top Things to Do in Yeosu: Cable Car, Rail Bike, & More

Planning a trip to Yeosu? Make sure to ride their scenic cable car, which you can book here! 🚡

Highlights

  • Aside from its famous sea, Yeosu, a port city on the southern coast of the Korean peninsula, has a lot of fun in store for travelers.
  • From its scenic cable car ride to its thrilling zipline experience called the Sky Fly, you and your friends can surely have a blast during your trip!
  • If you want to visit the country’s largest themed 3D AR trick art museum and the Insta-worthy Midas’ Hand sculpture, make sure to visit this attraction as well!

Explore more: Aqua Planet Yeosu: Ultimate Guide for Visitors

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But first, what’s special about Yeosu?

You know how the Big Apple’s popularity increased even more after New York, New York and Empire State of Mind were released? It’s pretty much the same way with Yeosu! A band called Busker Busker put the coastal city on the map with their song Yeosu Night Sea (여수 밤바다), a ballad that just tugs at the heartstrings! With its soulful melody and moving lyrics, the song instantly became a local hit and, to this day, continues to inspire people to take a trip down South Jeolla Province. Give the song a quick listen below if you haven’t yet:

What to Do in Yeosu

If you feel moved by the song or just want to explore the up and coming city, you can easily capture the soul of Yeosu by trying the following activities. They all highlight the ocean, which makes them the best way to experience the remarkable coastal destination!

1. Yeosu Maritime Cable Car

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I’ll start with my personal favorite: the cable car in Yeosu! If there’s one place or activity that’ll give you a nice overview of the city (for appreciation and photography purposes!), this is it. It’s actually the first sea cable car in South Korea and the fourth in Asia, which makes it a more worthwhile activity to add into your itinerary.

A round trip journey takes 25 minutes and will have you mesmerizing over the views of Odongdo Island, Dolsandaegyo Bridge, and Geobukseon Bridge.

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If you’re traveling as a couple, make sure to visit at night for a truly romantic experience!

Yeosu Cable Car Tickets

If you decide to try Yeosu Maritime Cable Car, you get to pick between two options: the Crystal Cabin (for up to 5 people) and the Standard Cabin (maximum of 8 people). Like most cable car facilities in the world, the Crystal Cabin gives you a complete view of the surroundings with its see-through flooring. Here’s the price info:

Regular price for Yeosu Cable Car tickets. Credit: Korea Tourism Organization

Want to get discounted tickets? You can book on WAUG to enjoy the following offer (price may change without notice):

TICKET
OPTIONS*
REGULAR
PRICE***
RATES ON
WAUG**
1. Standard Cabin – Round trip
(일반캐빈)
ㄴ Adult (성인)₩15,000₩14,000
ㄴ Child (어린이)₩11,000₩10,000
2. Standard Cabin – One-way
(일반캐빈)
ㄴ Adult (성인)₩12,000₩11,000
ㄴ Child (어린이)₩8,000₩7,500
3. Crystal Cabin – Round trip
(크리스탈 캐빈)
ㄴ Adult (성인)₩22,000₩21,000
ㄴ Child (어린이)₩17,000₩16,000

If you’re a new WAUG user, you will also get an extra $3 or ₩3,000 discount coupon that you can use to reduce the cost of your first booking! 🎉

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2. Yeosu Ocean Railbike

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Not exactly a fan of heights? You can still experience the spectacular sea by trying rail biking! The Yeosu Ocean Railbike Park features a seaside 3.5km track with tunnels, which will let you feel the cool breeze of the city. If you’re planning a trip for your friends or family, this is definitely a worthwhile activity that everyone will enjoy!

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TICKET OPTIONS
여수 레일바이크 탑승권
REGULAR
PRICE
RATES ON
WAUG
2-seater Bike
(2인권)
₩26,000₩24,900
3-seater Bike
(3인권)
₩31,000₩29,900
4-seater Bike
(4인권)
₩36,000₩34,900
Price may change without notice.

3. Aqua Planet Yeosu

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With a total floor area of 16,400㎡, Aqua Planet in Yeosu is the second largest aquarium in South Korea! Here, you can see over 34,000 marine animals from 280 species. Over 1 million people actually visit this aquarium every year, and most are delighted by the white whales and seals that are housed inside the attraction. While Aqua Planet in Yeosu does not exactly feature the beautiful coast in Yeosu, it’s a representative landmark of the city that no traveler should miss!

TICKET
OPTIONS
REGULAR
PRICE
RATES ON
WAUG
1. Admission
(아쿠아플라넷 입장권)
ㄴ Adult – 14 years and up
(성인)
₩29,500₩27,100
ㄴ Child – 3-13 years old
(어린이)
₩26,500₩21,600
2. Admission + 5D Theater
(입장권 + 5D영상관 이용)
Adult – 14 years and up
(성인)
₩34,000₩31,300
Child – 3-13 years old
(어린이)
₩28,000₩25,800
Price may change without notice.

4. Yeosu Artland

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While Yeosu Artland is most recommended by locals for its Instagrammable Midas’ Hand, the attraction has several more facilities in store for all travelers. If you want to see sculptures and art installations made by local artists and experience the largest 3D AR Trick Eye museum in Korea, then make sure to visit the breathtaking Artland Resort!

How to Book Things to Do in Yeosu on WAUG

  1. Log in or sign up for a WAUG account here. (New WAUG users get extra $3 off after signing up! 🎉 )
  2. Choose your preferred things to do in Yeosu.
  3. Select the date and provide other information.
  4. Check out using your card.
  5. All set! Once your transaction goes through, you’ll receive the vouchers that you can use on your trip.

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Kevin

안녕하세요. 글로벌 콘텐츠 마케터 Kevin입니다. Hey, I'm Kevin from the Marketing Team. If you have any questions about WAUG or this blog post, feel free to send me an email!

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