|Chungnyeolsa Shrine (충렬사-정읍)|
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|Located in Jeongeup, Jeollabuk-do, this shrine was established to embody the spirit of Admiral “Chungmugong” (honorific title in military) Yi Sun-Sin. He was a great national hero who led the Korean navy to victory in many naval battles using innovative ‘turtle ships’ against the Japanese during their failed invasion of Korea during the 25th year of King Seonjo of the Joseon Dynasty (1592).
Situated on the heart of Mt. Gumisan overlooking the city of Jeongeup, the shrine is the location of a memorial ceremony held every 28th of April, the birthday of Admiral Yi. The ceremony is meant to pay tribute to the memory of the naval hero and his irreproachable service to the city. Yi Sun-Sin had been appointed as reeve of Jeongeup in 1589 but soon after in 1591 he left the post to work as the chief naval officer of the Jeolla region.
|From Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Jeongeup (정읍).
* Bus schedule: 06:30-23:00, 25 buses a day
From Jeongeup Bus Terminal, go 400m towards the Jeongeup City Hall.
Turn left towards the Jeongeup City Hall, and go 200m forward.
Turn right at Seosong-gil Road (서성길), and go 600m forward to arrive at Chungryeolsa Temple.