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Ulsanbawi Rock (설악산 울산바위)

  • Ulsanbawi Rock (설악산 울산바위)
  • Ulsanbawi Rock (설악산 울산바위)
  • Ulsanbawi Rock (설악산 울산바위)
  • Ulsanbawi Rock (설악산 울산바위)
  • Ulsanbawi Rock (설악산 울산바위)
  • Ulsanbawi Rock (설악산 울산바위)
  • Ulsanbawi Rock (설악산 울산바위)
  • Ulsanbawi Rock (설악산 울산바위)
  • Address 1091, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
    강원도 속초시 설악산로 1091
  • Type Rare Animals/ Plants/Spectacular Cliffs & Rock Formations
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
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    • For more info: +82-33-680-3382
  • Homepage seorak.knps.or.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    Ulsan Peak is the most well-known attraction at Seoraksan Mountain. The peak is made of strange rocks stretching from the foot of the mountain to the top at 900 m above sea level. The peak consists of six rocks, which create a majestic view of the rocky peak. The peak with the circumference of 4 km forms a great panoramic view along with Daecheongbong Peak and Outer Seorak. Ulsan Peak presents an imposing scene, and it was visited by many famous poets and calligraphers including Choe Yeon and Heo Jeok during the Joseon period who left behind their records. In addition, several legends are associated with Ulsan Peak. One day, a heavenly god commanded peaks of all mountains to assemble at Geumgangsan Mountain to create the greatest scenery. However, the Ulsan Peak was too heavy, so it was late for the meeting. Feeling ashamed, it didn’t go back home (Ulsan) directly, and took a rest at Seoraksan Mountain, but stayed there forever. Also, there is a saying that the peak was named after the shape of the rock, which resembles a fence (ul+tari) or a crying (ul) mountain (san). Visitors can get to the Ulsan Peak by starting from the small park and passing through Sinheungsa Temple and Heundeul Rock. At the beginning of the path, it starts with a gentle slope, but after the Heundeul Rock, there are a steep rocky hill and the iron stairs. It requires about 4 hr for getting to and from the peak. It is hard for the elderly or children to climb because of high level of difficulty.

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Duration
    Varies by activity

    Activity Information
    Hiking, trekking

    Age Limit for Activities
    Open to visitors of all ages

    Operating Hours
    Winter season (04:00–12:00), Summer season (03:00–14:00)

    Parking Facilities
    Available (250 spaces)

    Activity Fees
    Adults: 3,500 won / Youth: 1,000 won / Children: 500 won

    Parking Fees
    Small vehicle, Low season, For the day: 4,000 won, Accommodation: 8,000 won
    Small vehicle, High season, For the day: 5,000 won, Accommodation: 10,000 won
    Large vehicle, Low season, For the day: KRW 6,000; Accommodation: KRW 12,000 Large vehicle, High season, For the day: KRW 7,500; Accommodation: KRW 15,000

    Restrooms
    Available

    Interpretation Services Offered
    None

    Reservation Info. for Foreigners
    None

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