Regional Characteristics

International marine transport city, city of tourism and recreation, coastal industrial city, city of marine and fisheries, and patriotic and loyal city

Tourist Destinations

Odongdo Island, Geomundo and Baekdo Islands, Hyangiram Hermitage, Jinnamgwan Guesthouse, Yeongchwisan azalea, EXPO Ocean Park , Yeosu Maritime Cable Car, etc.

Festivals/Events

  • Yeongchwisan Azalea Festival (April)
  • Yeosu Turtle Ship Festival (May)
  • Geomundo Baekdo Island Silver Ocean Festival (September)

Affiliation Process

  • July 18, 2016Yeosu-si proposed a sister city affiliation with Seongdong-gu
  • July 26, 2016Seongdong-gu agreed to enter the affiliation
  • August 26, 2016Both local governments considered signing an affiliation agreement
  • September 30, 2016Established the basic plan for promoting the affiliation
  • October 5, 2016Working-level consultation for conclusion of affiliation agreement (in Yeosu-si)

Dates of Affiliation

October 14, 2016Seongdong-gu ↔ Yeosu-si

Exchanges

  • 2016-2019Yeosu-si participated in Seongdong-gu Rainbow Market (sales of the city’s agricultural specialty products)
  • September 7-8, 2017Seongdong-gu participated in the marine leisure sports experience event in Yeosu-si
  • October 2017Seongdong-gu sent a congratulatory video message to the Yeosu Citizens’ Day event
  • September 27-28, 2019Yakkasaroy District of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, a sister city affiliation of Seongdong-gu, visited the construction site of the Hugh Seongdong Healing Center (2 delegates including the Vice Mayor of Finance and Economy )
  • November 21, 2019Seongdong-gu opened the Hugh Seongdong Healing Center Yeosu Camp
  • January 30-31, 2020Delegation of Bayangol District of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, a sister city affiliation of Seongdong-gu, visited the Hugh Seongdong Healing Center Yeosu Camp