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12 Places In Ulsan, South Korea That You Should *Definitely* Visit

12 Must-Visit Places In Ulsan, South Korea
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Located in the Southeast part of South Korea, the City of Ulsan is near Gyeongju and Busan. It's the Land of the Morning Calm's seventh-largest metropolitan city, so there's no doubt that you can do so many things when you visit this place. And with that, we're here to give a guide for your next trip that's sure to make you go "Ulsan is the one!"

Here are must-visit places in Ulsan, South Korea:

1. Taehwagang National Garden

Address: 154, Taehwaganggukgajeongwon-gil, Jung-gu, Ulsan, South Korea

Free your mind with the presence of nature at the Taehwagang National Garden. Here, you can see the beautiful Taehwagang River that flows into Ulsan Bay. The garden not only serves as a tourist attraction and resting spot for locals but it also preserves the natural resources in the area. Facilities like a walking path, drinking fountain, bamboo ecology institute, benches, and a lot more are also available here. 

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2. Ulsan Museum

Address: 277, Duwang-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan, South Korea

Including a museum in your itinerary is a great way to enjoy your trip and one that you should visit is the Ulsan Museum. In this place, you can take a trip down memory lane, enjoy the present, and get a glimpse of the future. The museum aims to promote an understanding of Ulsan City's identity.

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3. Daewangam Park

Address: Ilsan-dong, Dong-gu, Ulsan Bangeo-dong, South Korea

The natural allure of this place will surely blow your mind and at some point, you'll ask yourself if you teleported inside a painting. The coastal location of Daewangam Park and the long suspension bridge that sparkles at night makes the destination more scenic. You can take lots of IG-worthy photos with the clear sea and rock formations in the background.

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4. Ulsan Grand Park

Address: 146-1 Ok-dong, Nam-ku, Ulsan Metropolitan City, South Korea

Welcome to South Korea's largest urban park! You don't have to worry about the budget because the entrance is free of charge. You can enjoy a variety of attractions at the Ulsan Grand Park like trails that will take you away from the urban surroundings. There's also a zoo that both kids and kids-at-heart will love. Whether you visit with your partner, family, or friends, the only option available is to have fun!

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5. Paraeso Falls

Address: Icheon-ri, Sangbuk-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, South Korea

Before anything else, let's make things clear: Swimming is not allowed in Paraeso Falls because of its depth that reaches 15 meters. You have to take a short simple walk to reach the falls and when you get there, it's beyond magnificent. There are also chipmunks playing around that will keep you amused.

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6. Jangsaengpo Whale Culture Village

Address: 271-1, Jangsaengpogorae-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan, South Korea

Just by the name of the place and you can already imagine what you will see in it. It's up to you to decide what you want to do first at the Jangsaengpo Whale Culture Village which houses an Aquatic Botanical Garden, a Whale's Playground, Whale Story Trail, Whale Sculpture Park, and a lot more. Make sure you get enough rest before going here because you'll be needing that extra energy to fully enjoy your visit. Enjoy different attractions from this theme park when you pay a certain amount as an admission fee.

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7. Seoknamsa Temple

Address: 1064 Deokhyeon-ri, Sangbuk-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, South Korea

You shouldn't miss going to a temple when you visit South Korea. In Ulsan, it's a must to visit Seoknamsa Temple which is known for its rich culture and history. If you're searching for peace of mind, you'll definitely have some quiet time here. The temple can be found south of Gajisan Mountain which is once called Seokansan Mountain. This explains the name of the temple because the word "south" translates to "namin Korean. While this isn't as big as other temples, going here will help lessen your worries.

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8. Ganjeolgot

Address: 39-2, Ganjeolgot 1-gil, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, South Korea

There's something about lighthouses that makes them so comforting to look at and thankfully, Ganjeolgot has one. The location has a very spacious area where you can walk around and enjoy the captivating view of the hills as well as the sea. It's best to go here early in the morning to witness the breathtaking sunrise. What a wonderful day to live like you're the main character in a K-drama!

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9. Sinbulsan Falls National Recreational Forest

Address: 200-78, Eoksaebeol-gil, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, South Korea

We've been talking a lot about how Ulsan is blessed with natural attractions but still, there's more! Situated at the foot of Sinbulsan Mountain, the Sinbulsan Falls National Recreational Forest will let you see the enthralling valleys in the area. Waterfalls are also found here. In particular, the Parasopokpo Falls is nothing but amazing! If you want to stay longer in this relaxing place, you can choose to have your accommodation in the cabin house, camping deck, or camping site.

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10. Petroglyphs Of Bangudae Terrace 

Address: 285, Bangudaean-gil, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, South Korea

Located in Daegok-ri, the Petroglyphs of Bangudae Terrace is assigned as the National Treasure No. 285. The rocks here have long been considered a scenic site since time immemorial. These petroglyphs also reflect the religious arts and hunting rituals of the pre-historic era. You'll both have fun and learn something new once you step into this place.

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11. Hyundai Motor Ulsan Plant

Address: Yeompo-dong, Buk-gu, Ulsan, South Korea

Whether you're a car enthusiast or not, you should go here! The Hyundai Motor Ulsan Plant is the world's single-largest automobile plant that has five independent factories with approximately 32,000 workers. On average, they can produce 5,800 vehicles per day! Another interesting fact that will satisfy our nature lovers out there is that the whole complex has 600,000 trees that surround the factory.

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12. Ilsan Beach

Address: Ilsan-dong, Dong-gu, Ulsan, South Korea

An ideal way to cap off your trip is by visiting Ilsan Beach which is the busiest during the months of July to August. If you're with your friends, you can simply sit down together in one place and talk about how your travel went. Accommodation facilities are available within the area as well as food and drinks.

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