Ulsan has everything: The East Sea, a river that runs right through downtown, tall mountains, and large forests. The city offers a number of places suitable for contactless travel as you can enjoy nature even at the heart of the city. Let’s go find the hidden gems of Ulsan that are perfect for you to recharge yourself. Their beautiful scenery alone will make you calm and relaxed.
ULSAN TRAVEL GUIDE BY THEME
Known to welcome the first sunrise on the Korean Peninsula, Ganjeolgot Cape is one of the most popular places to see a sunrise. The New Year Festival takes place here every New Year’s Day. It features the endless horizon and a stunning view of the East Coast, making it a popular spot for filming drama series and movies, such as Flames of Desire, May Queen, and Friend: The Great Legacy.
National Center for Forest Therapy, Daeunsan
Selected as a wellness attraction by Korea Tourism Organization in 2020, this center, as its name suggests, lets you heal your body and mind in the beautiful forest and improve the quality of life. Diverse forest therapy programs taking place in the cool Daeunsan Valley and dense forests will boost your energy.
225-92, Daeunsangdae-gil, Onyang-eup, Ulju-gun, Ulsan Metropolitan City
Seonam Lake Park
Seonam Lake Park is an urban park with walking trails of various themes, wild flower gardens, aquatic botanical gardens and wetlands, lakeshore theater, a forest park and Rainbow Playground for kids. In addition to its green landscape, the park has a small rest area exhibiting the world’s smallest miniature places of worship. This makes the park even more unique as you can rest your body and soul.
104, Seonamhosu-gil, Nam-gu, Ulsan Metropolitan City
Apr–Sep 09:00–22:00, Oct–Mar 10:00–21:00
1,000 won (on weekdays) and 1,500 won (on holidays) once
Cheonmasan Mountain Cypress Forest Park
Known as the forest of healing and relaxation, this forest park is composed of cypress, nut pine, and pine trees. In particular, forest guides tell you some stories about the cypress forest park, where a lot of phytoncides are released. The park features small pavilions, sunbeds, and low wooden benches here and there, providing areas to rest.
All 167 members of the mountain in Dalcheon-dong, Buk-gu, Ulsan Metropolitan City
Forest guide program 10:00, 14:00 (application open on the last Wednesday through Friday every month)
Taehwagang River National Garden
With its Simni Bamboo Grove stretching for a total length of 4 km along the Taehwagan River, this national garden is known to have a beautiful scenery in all four seasons and houses a vast garden. At night, the colorful lights turn the bamboo grove into the “Milky Way”. Between autumn and spring, you can also see the dance of a flock of 100,000 crows at sunset.
Daewangam Park is another popular place to see a sunrise, and it is also known for Ulgi Lighthouse, which serves as a guide for the ships on the East Sea. It boasts a beautiful landscape created by 15,000 pine trees and rocks of fantastic shape on the coast. At night, the Daewanggyo Bridge connectinmg Daewangam and the land becomes colorful with the lights, the shape of which is reminiscent of a dragon ascending to the sky.