Ulsan is famous for whale watching, rocky cliffs, and beautiful beaches. Being the farthest east, the city is the first to greet the sun.
Traditionally Ulsan has been recognized as an industrial port city with numerous influential industries including the auto sector and ship building – The world’s largest cargo ship manufacturers are located in Ulsan. Although part of the city is home to large industrial facilities the city has created a green belt which divides the metropolitan core, industrial spaces and agricultural areas. More recently Ulsan has made major steps to modernize its image as a cultural city and country wide tourist destination; most notably for Gangdong Seashore, a large beach lined with smooth black ball shaped pebbles.