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Ulsan Whale Festival (울산고래축제)
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Period
04.24.2014 ~ 04.27.2014
Address
Sinjeong1-dong, Nam-gu, Ulsan-si
울산광역시 남구 신정동 391
Location
Ulsan area (Taehwagang River, Jangsaengpo Ocean Park)
Telephone
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-52-226-2994~5 (Korean)
Introduction
Ulsan has been the habitat for migratory whales swimming in the ocean off the western east coast since prehistoric times. Hence, Jangsaengpohang Port became an outpost of whalers, making Ulsan a central city for whale fishing.
Ulsan Whale Festival holds a program recreating whale fishing through historic research and evidence. Other events centered on the theme of whales are also held. Another attraction at Ulsan Whale Festival is watching the sunrise over the Pacific Ocean at Gyeunposeongji and Ganjeolgot. Ulsan Whale Festival is an effort to revive the Korea whale culture and to celebrate Ulsan’s history of whale fishing.

About the Festival: As one of Ulsan’s most important festivals, 'Ulsan Whale Festival' is operated mainly in the form of Ulsan’s local folk programs and hands-on programs. The traditional Ulsan method of whale fishing is recreated off the coast of Ulsan. This recreation is based on historical evidence, with a large number of people dressed in traditional outfits who perform 'Madangnori' that demonstrates the art of whale fishing. This is a great opportunity to observe traditional whale fishing. In addition, there are a wide range of programs to enjoy, such as Whale Singing Competition for amateur singers, water multimedia show and whale boat race contest. Other hands-on programs include whale market, whale watching trip and more.
Transportation
[Train]
Take a train(KTX) from Seoul Station to Ulsan.
(5:30-23:00, 30-60min intervals/ Travel time: 2hrs, 20min)
From Ulsan Station, take bus 317, 327, 337 or 807.
Get off at Taehwa Rotary Bus Stop. 

[Bus]
From Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take a bus to Ulsan Terminal.
(6:00–24:20, 15-60min intervals/ Travel time: 5 hours)
Across from Ulsan Express/Intercity Bus Terminal, take bus 337, 708, 722, 728, 732 or 807.
Get off at Taehwa Rotary Bus Stop. 

* Shuttle Bus
- Route: Taehwagang River - City Hall - Lotte Hotel - Jangsaengpo
- Schedule: 10:30-22:30 / 15min intervals
Fax
+82-52-226-2996
Homepage
www.whalekorea.com (Korean, English, Japanese)



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