Known as the seventh-largest metropolitan city and the eighth-largest city of South Korea, Ulsan definitely has a bunch of places that are worth to visit! Located in the southeastern part of the country, Ulsan offers various kinds of fascinating spot. Hereby I would list several recommended places to visit during your trip to Ulsan!
1. Daewangam Park
Daewangam Park is a seaside park located in the east coast. This park has a walking trail that passes by a forest of pine, cherry blossom trees, magnolias, camellias, apricots, and forsythia. This park is located at the end of the southeasternmost point facing the East Sea, and has a lighthouse that serves as a marker for fisherman and sailors out on the sea. The park is also home to Daewangam Rock that looks like a dragon rising up into the sky. It is connected to the mainland with an iron bridge and has an observation tower. This park is definitely a must-visit place in Ulsan!
2. Ulsan Grand Park
This park is the biggest urban park in South Korea. It has several attractions available, such as the a large swimming pool, a theme park, an outdoor concert area, multipurpose sports field and more. The outdoor theme park offers 4 different size ponds, a walking trail, playgrounds, outdoor concert hall, squares, multipurpose sports field and picnic areas. Also near the South gate, you can find a butterfly field, rose garden, and a small zoo.
3. Ganjeolgot Cape
Ganjeolgot Point is a lighthouse located 20 minutes away from the entrance to Ulsan Nambu Ring Road. When acacias bloom along the coast from Ulsan to Haeundae Beach in Busan, the road is filled with its subtle perfume. This road is perfect as a driving course with the combination of beautiful white acacia trees in the hills and the occasional appearance of the sea. Enjoy the tremendous scenery of the invigorating sea and the misty view of the hills. Although it is only 20 minutes away from Ulsan Nambu Ring Road, the scenic beauty contributes to the exotic look.
4. Taehwagang National Garden
Taehwagang is known as one of the best urban rivers in South Korea. The park is the only downtown park in Korea that has been designated as one of the top 12 ecotourism sites by the Ministry of Environment. In front of the entrance, you can rent a bicycle from Jung-Gu Bicycle Cultural Center. It’s free for an hour on weekdays. For foreigners, you may need your passport to rent it. There is also plenty of well kept green space with a good variety of flowers to check out. One section has several works of mini garden art that was interesting. The highlight is the bamboo grove with a path that parallels it through the middle for about a mile. It’s lit up colorfully at night and there are even insect repellent stations at each end. Ulsan has many spacious green patches around the city but this one is good enough to be called an attraction.