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Ulsan City Tour

Daewangam RockPhoto: Daewangam Rock

There are cities and regions with distinctive characteristics all throughout the Korean peninsula. Among the group, Ulsan, a city located at the south-east end of Korea, is described to be one of the most beautiful coastal regions, as well as strong in building heavy-duty industrial goods, where the related businesses have flourished. Their advanced technology is highly regarded not only in the domestic sector but also internationally, making the city and its citizens fall in the high-income bracket.

Putting the industrial business aside, Ulsan is better known for its natural beauty and abundant tourist resources for general audiences. More interestingly, its warm climate and three major ports (Ulsan Port, Onsan Port and Bangeojin Port) gave Ulsan the ability to perform as the hub of Korean shipbuilding and a major trade gate for East Asia. Therefore, visitors to Ulsan can learn all about Korea’s past and the city that brought the nation much economic development, as well as enjoy blue oceans, beautiful landscapes, and historical attractions scattered along its coastline. Continue reading for an in-depth look into Ulsan City Tour courses!

  • ☞ Circular Course – Taehwagang River
  • Course itinerary: Taehwagang Station → Lotte Plaza → Ulsan Museum → South Gate of Ulsan Grand Park → Ulsan Public Sports Park → University of Ulsan (Youth Street) → Sinsamhogyo Bridge (bypass) → Taehwagang River Migratory Bird Park → Taehwagang Grand Park (Simnidaebat Bamboo Garden) → Taehwaru Pavilion → Jung-gu Culture Street → Beonnyeonggyo Bridge (bypass) → Ulsan Culture Art Center → ShillaStay Hotel∙Lotte City Hotel → Intersection in front of Lotte City Hotel → Taehwagang Station
  • Operating time: Tuesday-Sunday 09:00-16:30
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: 8 times daily, 6 days a week / Approx. 1 hour
  • Departure point: Taehwagang Station City Tour bus stop, Information Center in front of Lotte Plaza
  • ☞ Circular Course – Daewangam Rock
  • Course itinerary: Taehwagang Station → Lotte Plaza → Sinhwamaeul Village → Jangsaengpo Whale Museum → Ulsandaegyo Bridge (bypass) → Ulsandaegyo Bridge Observatory → Ilsan BeachDaewangam Park → Asanno Street (bypass) → Taehwagang River Reed Field → Taehwagang Station
  • Operating time: Tuesday-Sunday 09:30-17:00
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: 8 times daily, 6 days a week / Approx. 1 hour
  • Departure point: Taehwagang Station City Tour bus stop, Information Center in front of Lotte Plaza
  • ☞ Theme Course – Historical Exploration
  • Course itinerary: Lotte Plaza → Ulsan Station (KTX)Ulsan Petroglyph Museum, Bangudae Petroglyphs → Cheonjeon-ri Stone Statue → Lunch → Bakjesang Historical Site → Ulsan Station (KTX) → Lotte Plaza
  • Operating time: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 09:45-16:55
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: 1 tour daily, 3 days a week / Approx. 7hr 10min
  • Departure point: Information Center in front of Lotte Plaza
  • ☞ Theme Course – Marine Exploration
  • Course itinerary: Ulsan Station (KTX) → Lotte Plaza → Oegosan Onggi Village → Lunch (Ganjeolgot Cape) → SK Energy Ulsan Complex (for Wednesday/Friday tours) / Seosaengpo Waeseong Fortress (for Sunday tours) → Ulsan City Hall (Ulsan-si Promotional Office) → Lotte Plaza → Ulsan Station (KTX)
  • Operating time: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 09:30-16:50
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: 1 tour daily, 3 days a week / Approx. 7hr 20min
  • Departure point: Ulsan Station (KTX), Exit 3
  • ☞ Theme Course – Industrial Exploration
  • Course itinerary: Lotte Plaza → Ulsan Station (KTX) → Automobile Component Research Institute/Motorwell Co. → Hanguk Mold Co. → Lunch → Hyundai Motors Ulsan PlantUlsan Hyundai Heavy Industries → Lotte Plaza → Ulsan Station (KTX)
  • Operating time: Tuesday-Friday 09:30-16:50
  • Intervals / Duration of the tour: 1 tour daily, 4 days a week / Approx. 7hr 20min
  • Departure point: Information Center in front of Lotte Plaza
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Fare:

Fare
Course Adults Children
(ages 18 and under)
Circular Course 10,000 won 8,000 won
Theme Course
(Historical, Marine)
10,000 won 8,000 won
Theme Course (Industrial) 5,000 won 3,500 won
  • ※ Payment in cash or credit card accepted.
  • ※ Fare does not include admission to tourist sites and meals
  • Purchasing tickets: On-site purchase is available for circular courses if seats are available. For theme courses, advance reservation is required; please inquire to the number listed below for more information.
  • Website and reservation: www.ulsancitytour.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Inquiries: Ulsan City Tour +82-52-700-0052 (Korean, English, Chinese)
  • ※ The bus schedule and time are subject to change without notice. Please check the website in advance to confirm the information.
  • ☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Major tourist attractions

Hyundai Motors Ulsan Plant

Hyundai Motors Ulsan Plant

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

Daewangam Park

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.

Jangsaengpo Whale Museum

Jangsaengpo Whale Museum

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.

Ulsan Petroglyph Museum

Ulsan Petroglyph MuseumPhoto: 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

Oegosan Onggi Village

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

Ganjeolgot Cape

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.

* This column was last updated in October 2015, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check details from the official websites before visiting.

<Last updated on October 16, 2015>




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