Photo: Daewangam Rock
Ulsan Metropolitan City is a representative port city located in southeastern region of Korea, and the distance from Seoul to Ulsan is approximately 400 Km. As one of the 7 representative cities in Korea, Ulsan spreads over an area of 1,056km2, population of about one million, and 74.6% of independence level of financial status. Ulsan is one of the wealthy cities as a symbol of industrial and economic growth in Korea. This city is in charge of an industrial stronghold by taking 12.2% of the manufacturing industry of Korea. In addition, it is equipped with infra facilities such as harbors, an airport, roads and so on in Ulsan. Therefore, Ulsan is regarded as a central area, since it is now establishing a techno belt with the neighboring Pohang, Busan, and Changwon areas. In addition, Ulsan is the home base for Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai Heavy Industries. Ulsan is blessed with a mild climate and beautiful nature. The Taehwa River flows across Ulsan City adding beauty to the nature of Ulsan. We are now ready to welcome and accept you as a companion based on a rich industrial foundation with natural advantages and an openhearted mind to move forward in the world.
Major tourist attractions
Hyundai Motor Company's plant in Ulsan is the world's largest automobile manufacturing site. Hyundai entered the car manufacturing industry in 1968 by partnering with Ford Motor Company to produce Britain's popular family car, the Cortina. Since launching its first Korean model, the Pony, in 1975, Hyundai has developed into a leading global auto manufacturer.
Daewangam Park has a beautiful walking trail along a coastal cliff. The rock island off the coast can be reached by an iron bridge. There is a legend that King Munmu of the Silla Kingdom was buried under the island to guard the kingdom even after his death. The park's fantastic rock outcroppings and an estimated 15,000 pine trees over 100 years old provide a refreshing place to relax.
The Whale Museum is located in Jangsaengpo, which was previously a whaling outpost. The museum provides a range of information on whales, serving as an important venue for ocean ecology programs. The museum is housed in a three-story building and features a Children's Experience Hall, Whaling History Hall, and Whale Cross-Section Hall. A whaling boat is also on display outdoors. After touring the whale museum, visit the Whale Experience Hall for an opportunity to see live dolphins up close.
Photo: Birds-eye view of Ulsan Petroglyph Museum resembling the shape of a whale (left) / Inside view of the museum (right)
Ulsan Petroglyph Museum was established on May 30, 2008 at the entrance to Petroglyphs of Bangudae Terrace, National Treasure No. 285, in Ulju-gun. The exhibition hall presents models for the petroglyphs of Bangudae and Cheonjeon-ri (National Treasure No. 147), video facilities for petroglyphs, photos and replicas of objects used in daily life by people during the prehistoric age, a children’s hall, and family experience facilities. Visitors can also take a look at models of petroglyphs famous from Korea and overseas in an outdoor space.
Oegosan Onggi Village is a top traditional folk onggi (pottery) village in Korea and showcases the conventional pottery manufacturing process. With pottery in every corner, and vast lines of pots standing one after the other, visitors can experience the peaceful atmosphere of an ancient village. Visitors can also partake in pottery classes and find recreations of earthenware from the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C.E.-935 C.E.).
Ganjeolgot Cape's name comes from its resemblance to a long, pointed ganjitdae (bamboo pole) when seen from far out at sea. With its location on the east coast, it provides one of the first views of the sunrise in Korea. Nearby attractions include a sculpture park featuring the New Millennium Monument, Jinha Beach, and Seosaengpo Waeseong Fortress.
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