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Ulsan City Tour

Regarded as Korea's industrial hub, Ulsan is also famous for its Jangsaengpo Whale Museum. Located on Korea's east coast, a center of Korea's whaling heritage, the museum is the only whale-themed museum in Korea. Tours also stop at Ganjeolgot Cape, a site popular for watching the first sunrise of the year on New Year's Day.
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▀ City Tour Bus Route Information

• Downtown Tour
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 (pass) 10:15 - 17:10
* Tour available in single-decker tour buses only.

• Taehwa River Tour
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
KTX Ulsan station or Ulsan City Hall
Days of operation: Single-deck bus - every Wednesdays, Double-deck bus - every Tuesdays
Hours of operation: Single-deck bus - KTX Ulsan station 09:40 - 16:30, Ulsan City Hall (pass) 10:15 - 17:00
Double-deck bus - KTX Ulsan station 09:50 - 16:30, Ulsan City Hall (pass) 10:25 - 17:00

• Industry Tour
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-deck bus - every Thursdays, Double-deck bus – every Wednesdays and Fridays
Hours of operation: Single-deck bus - KTX Ulsan station 09:40 - 16:30, Ulsan City Hall (pass) 10:15 - 15:50
Double-deck bus- KTX Ulsan station 09:40 - 16:30, Ulsan City Hall (pass) 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 Watching Tour
Route:
KTX Ulsan station or Ulsan City Hall
Ulsan Metropolitan City Promotion Center
Whale Museum Experience Hall
Shinhwa Village
Bangudae Petroglyphs site
KTX Ulsan station or Ulsan City Hall
Days of operation: Single-deck bus – every Fridays, Double-deck bus – every Sundays
Hours of operation: Single-deck bus - KTX Ulsan station 09:40 - 16:20, Ulsan City Hall (pass) 10:15 - 17:00
Double-deck bus – KTX Ulsan station 09:50 - 16:30, Ulsan City Hall (pass) 10:25 - 17:10

• Ulsan History Tour
Route:
KTX Ulsan station or Ulsan City Hall
Ulsan Petroglyph Museum Bangudae Petroglyphs (trekking)
Lunch
Cheonjeonri Petroglyph
Relics of Park Je-sang
KTX Ulsan station or Ulsan City Hall
Days of operation: every Saturday
Hours of operation: KTX Ulsan station 09:30 -17:00, Ulsan City Hall (pass) 10:10 - 16:30
* Tour available in single-decker buses only.

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

• Ganjeolgot Beach Tour 1
Route:
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 (pass) 10:25 - 16:10
* Tour available in double-decker buses only.

• Ganjeolgot Beach Tour 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 Saturdays
Hours of operation: KTX Ulsan station 09:50 - 16:20, Ulsan City Hall (pass) 10:25 - 15:50
* Tour available in double-decker buses only.

City Tour 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-deck bus - Adult 5,000 won, teenagers 3,500 won
• Regular tour, double-deck 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 on the day of tour (Seoul-Ulsan), 20% discount for families of three persons or more
☞ Reservation and inquiries: Ulsan City Tour homepage http://www.ulsancitytour.co.kr (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 plant. 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. The Ulsan plant produces an average of 5,600 vehicles a day and visitors can overlook 10,000 cars waiting to be shipped overseas at the port.

Hyundai Motor Company Ulsan Plant
☞ Hyundai Motor 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. The park's fantastic rock outcroppings and an estimated 15,000 pine trees over a hundred years old provide a refreshing place to relax.

Daewangam Park
Daewangam Park homepage

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 record in the history of shipbuilding in the world at the time. Since then, the company constructed over 1,170 ships. As the world's No. 1 shipyard, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard is responsible for 15 percent of the world's shipbuilding supply and more than 7 trillion won in sales.

Ulsan Hyundai Heavy Industries
☞ Hyundai Mipo Dockyard homepage: http://www.hmd.co.kr (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 holds an exhibition hall, an experience hall, a Hangeul (Korean language) classroom, and a multipurpose auditorium. The exhibition hall has on display a hundred items that either belong or relate to the scholar, including his overcoat, cane, desk, photos, and Order of Merit for National Foundation.

☞ Birthplace of Oesol Choe Hyeon-bae and Memorial Hall
☞ Homepage: http://www.oesol.kr (Korean)

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 in addition to research and education. 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.whalemuseum.go.kr (Korean)

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 (Korean)

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 east coast location, it provides one of the first views of the sunrise on the Korean peninsula. Nearby attractions include the new millennium monument, a sculpture park, Jinha Beach, and Seosaengpo Japanese Fortress.

Ganjeolgot Cape
☞ Homepage: http://ganjeolgot.ulsan.go.kr (Korean)

<Last updated on October 29, 2013>




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