My town of Tongyeong has a series of mountaintop lookouts in the North, South, East, and West. These date back to times of Admiral Yi Sun Shin. Since Tongyeong is a strategic naval location, these lookouts were built to help warn against attacks.
Early one morning, I got up at dawn and climbed up to the top of the North lookout (통영 북포루). I quite enjoyed watching the sun rise over the city and breathing in the cool morning air.
I thought I would be the only one up there so early, but it seems to be a popular spot for morning exercises, especially for the elderly.
This image was taken on the way back down from Bukporu. Along the path, you’ll see some small farmland along the mountain slope and a great view of the city beyond. The light was exceptionally good that morning.
If you’re ever in Tongyeong, South Korea, I recommend this spot to get a great view of the city (and get a nice workout too). It may be a bit tricky to find, as it isn’t on Google Maps, but you can find it on Korea’s Daum Maps along with all the paths leading to it: http://bit.ly/bukporu. I recommend the path near the Bukshin Catholic Church.
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