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Ulsan City Tour


Sinbulsan Ganwoljae (top)/ Taehwagang Grand Park & Daewangam Park (bottom)

Ulsan is Korea’s top Industrial city. With its warm climate and three major ports (Ulsan Port, Onsan Port and Bangeojin Port), Ulsan is the hub of Korean shipbuilding and a major trade gate for East Asia. While Ulsan is primarily known as an industrial city, it is also famous for beautiful natural sites along its coast. Continue reading for an in-depth look into an Ulsan City Tour that lets visitors see the blue oceans, beautiful landscapes, and historical attractions.

Ulsan City Tour Homepage (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

| Itineraries

Divided into several courses such as “Heart of Ulsan Tour Course,” “Ulsan Industry Tour Course,” “Exploration Course of Taehwa River of Ulsan,” “Whale Observation Tour Course,” and more, Ulsan City Tour provides single-decker and double-decker bus tours.

• Heart of Ulsan Course
Route:
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Ulsan Metropolitan City Promotion Center
Shinhwa Village
Ulsan Museum
Lunch
Ulsan Grand Park
Oesol Memorial Hall
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Days of operation: every Tuesday
Hours of operation: KTX Ulsan Station 09:40 - 16:40, Ulsan City Hall 10:15 - 16:10
* Tour available on single-decker tour buses only.

• Exploration Course of Taehwa River of Ulsan
Route:
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Ulsan Metropolitan City Promotion Center
Hoeya Water Treatment Plant
Lunch
Taehwagang Grand Park
Ulsan Wild Flower Learning Center (May – Oct) / Seonam Lake Park (Nov – Apr, single-decker bus) / Oegosan Onggi Village (Nov – Apr, double-decker bus)
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Days of operation: Single-decker bus - every Wednesday, Double-decker bus - every Tuesday
Hours of operation:
Single-decker bus - KTX Ulsan Station 09:40 - 16:30, Ulsan City Hall 10:15 - 16:10
Double-decker bus - KTX Ulsan Station 09:50 - 16:30, Ulsan City Hall 10:25 - 17:00

• Ulsan Industry Tour Course
Route:
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Hyundai Heavy Industries
Lunch
Daewangam Park
Hyundai Motor Company
Ulsan Metropolitan City Promotion Center
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Days of operation: Single-decker bus - every Thursday, Double-decker bus – every Wednesday and Friday
Hours of operation:
Single-decker bus - KTX Ulsan Station 09:40 - 16:30, Ulsan City Hall 10:15 - 15:50
Double-decker bus- KTX Ulsan Station 09:40 - 16:30, Ulsan City Hall 10:25 - 15:50
* Tours may be limited to international tourists. Please inquire in advance prior to making a reservation.
** The route may differ on holidays, as there are no tours to Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai Heavy Industries.

• Whale Observation Tour Course
Route:
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Ulsan Metropolitan City Promotion Center
Jangsaengpo Whale Life Experience Museum
Shinhwa Village
Bangudae Petroglyphs site (trekking)
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Days of operation: Single-decker bus – every Friday, Double-decker bus – every Sunday
Hours of operation:
Single-decker bus - KTX Ulsan Station 09:40 - 16:20, Ulsan City Hall 10:15 - 17:00
Double-decker bus – KTX Ulsan Station 09:50 - 16:30, Ulsan City Hall 10:25 - 17:10

• History of Ulsan Exploration Course
Route:
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Ulsan Petroglyph Museum Bangudae Petroglyphs (trekking)
Lunch
Petroglyphs of Cheonjeon-ri, Ulju
Relics of Park Jesang (Chisanseowon Confucian Academy)
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Days of operation: every Saturday
Hours of operation: KTX Ulsan Station 10:10 -16:30, Ulsan City Hall 09:30 - 17:00
* Tour available on single-decker buses only.

• Yeongnam Alps Trekking Course
Route:
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Hongryu Falls in Sinbulsan Mountain (trekking)
Dokkaebi Road (watching through windows)
Amethyst Cavern Park
Seongnamsa Temple
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Days of operation: every Sunday
Hours of operation: KTX Ulsan Station 10:10 - 15:50, Ulsan City Hall 09:30 - 16:20
* Tour available on single-decker buses only.

• Ganjeolgot Coast Course No. 1
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Ulsan Metropolitan City Promotion Center
Oegosan Onggi Village
Lunch
Ganjeolgot Cape
Seosaengpo Japanese Fortress
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Days of operation: every Thursday
Hours of operation: KTX Ulsan Station 09:50 - 16:40, Ulsan City Hall 10:25 - 16:10
* Tour available on double-decker buses only.

• Ganjeolgot Coast Course No. 2
Route:
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Ulsan Metropolitan City Promotion Center
Oegosan Onggi Village
Lunch
Ganjeolgot Cape
Myeongseongyo Bridge
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Days of operation: every Saturday
Hours of operation: KTX Ulsan Station 09:50 - 16:20, Ulsan City Hall 10:25 - 15:50
* Tour available on double-decker buses only.

• Ulsan Harbor Travel Course (Industry Tour)
Route:
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Ulsan Metropolitan City Promotion Center
Jangsaengpo Whale Life Experience Museum
Ulsan Port Authority
SK Energy Ulsan Complex
Ulsan Museum
KTX Ulsan Station or Ulsan City Hall
Days of operation: Tuesday - Friday
Hours of operation: KTX Ulsan Station 09:40 - 16:35, Ulsan City Hall 10:15 - 16:00

• Ulsan Focus Travel Course (Industry Tour)
Route:
Ulsan City Hall, Lotte Hotel Ulsan, Hotel Hyundai Ulsan
Daewangam Park
Jangsaengpo Whale Life Experience Museum
Ulsan Museum
Taehwaru Pavilion
Ulsan City Hall, Lotte Hotel Ulsan, Hotel Hyundai Ulsan
Days of operation: Saturday - Sunday
Hours of operation: Ulsan City Hall 09:30 - 16:30, Lotte Hotel 09:45 – 16:40, Hyundai Hotel 10:15 – 17:10

Visitor Information

☞ Departure: City Tour Bus Stop in front of Exit 3 of KTX Ulsan Station or City Tour Bus Stop in front of Haetbit Gwangjang (Sunshine Square) of Ulsan City Hall
☞ Fare:
• Regular tour, single-decker bus & Industry Tour bus - Adult 5,000 won, teenagers 3,500 won
• Regular tour, double-decker bus - Adult 10,000 won, teenagers 8,000 won
* Payments accepted in cash or credit card.
☞ Discount: 10% discount for those with a KTX ticket from the same day as the tour (Seoul-Ulsan), 20% discount for families of three or more
☞ Reservation and inquiries:
Ulsan City Tour homepage: http://www.ulsancitytour.co.kr/eng/main/main.php (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Ulsan City Tour +82-52-700-0052 (Korean)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

| Major Tourist Sites

Hyundai Motor Company

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 the 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.

Hyundai Motors Company Ulsan Plant
☞ Hyundai Motors Company homepage: http://worldwide.hyundai.com (Korean, English)

Daewangam Park


Daewangam Park has a beautiful walking trail along the coastal cliff. The rock island on the sea can be reached by an iron bridge. There is a legend that King Munmu (Silla Kingdom) was buried under the rock island to guard the kingdom 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.

Daewangam Park

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard


The establishment of Mipo Dockyard by Hyundai Heavy Industries in 1975 helped develop the nation's largest shipping industry complex in Ulsan. Soon after it was built, the dockyard built two 260,000-ton tankers simultaneously, setting an unprecedented shipbuilding world record at the time. Since then, the company has continued to construct various kinds of ships.

Ulsan Hyundai Heavy Industries
☞ Hyundai Mipo Dockyard homepage: http://www.hmd.co.kr/english/ (Korean, English)

Birthplace of Oesol Choe Hyeon-bae and Memorial Hall


Oesol Memorial Hall is the birthplace of Korean language scholar Choi Hyeon-bae (1894-1970), whose pen name was Oesol. The house was torn down long ago, but restored to its present state in 2008. The memorial hall has an exhibition hall, an experience hall, a Hangeul (Korean language) classroom, and a multipurpose auditorium. The exhibition hall displays a hundred items that either belong or relate to the scholar, including his overcoat, cane, desk, photos, and an Order of Merit for National Foundation.

Birthplace of Oesol Choe Hyeon-bae and Memorial Hall

Jangsaengpo Whale Museum


The Whale Museum is located in Jangsaengpo, which was previously a whaling outpost. The museum has 250 relics related to whaling, which have become rare items since whaling was banned in 1986. 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. There is also a whaling boat outdoors. After touring the whale museum, visit the Whale Experience Hall for an opportunity to see live dolphins up close.

Jangsaengpo Whale Museum
☞ Homepage: http://www.whalecity.kr/eng/ (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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, visitors can experience the peaceful atmosphere of an ancient village. Visitors can also find re-creations of earthenware from the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C.E.-935 C.E.).

Oegosan Onggi Village
☞ Homepage: http://onggi.ulju.ulsan.kr/eng/ (Korean, English)

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 the new millennium monument, a sculpture park, Jinha Beach, and Seosaengpo Japanese Fortress.

Ganjeolgot Cape

Last updated on Oct 16, 2014




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