Best Things To Do in Ulsan, South Korea

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  • Ulsan Grand Park: It is the largest park of Ulsan covering an area around 4km long and 500m wide. The park includes features like features like walking trail, a natural learning center, a zoo, butterfly garden, botanical garden, bicycle safety zone, fountains, small lakes, winter sliding hill, war memorial, outdoor waterpark, a swimming pool, small lakes and so on.
  • Daewangam Park: It was originally named as Ulki Park. It is located on the east coast of Ulsan, along Daewangam rock. Right from the trekking trail towards the park to the entire beauty of the place once you reach there, this park of Ulsan does deserve a visit.
  • Jangsaengpo Whale Museum: Jangsaengpo whale museum is the first and only whale museum located in Jangsaengpo, Nam-gu, Ulsan in South Korea. Previously, it was the central area for Korean whaling industry. Later on, this space was transformed into a whale museum displaying whaling artifacts, exhibiting some of the rare whale’s skeleton, Jangsaengpo whale life experience museum displaying different kind of fishes,  programs like 4D zone, whale watching programs and so on.
  • Taehwa River Grand Park: The land along Taehwa river was been transformed into a park, popularly known as Taehwa River Grand park of Ulsan. This park turns into a colorful sight with the arrival of spring.
  • Ulsan Museum: This is one of the popular tourist attractions of Ulsan, where you get every bit of information related to the past, present and future of the city.

Other than these attractions, Hongryu Fall in Sinbulsan Mountain for trekking is one of the activities you can do in Ulsan. 

Below we have a list of things to do in Ulsan and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Ulsan getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Ulsan with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Ulsan

Here is the list of things to do in Ulsan and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Ulsan Grand Park

    4.9 (616 Votes)
    Ulsan Grand Park

    Outdoors, Trail, Garden, Park

    It is the largest urban park in South Korea, located in Ulsan Metropolitan City. It is a high-quality green space created to improve the lifestyle of Ulsan’s people. This park is around 4km long and 500m wide that includes features like walking trail, a natural learning center, a zoo, butterfly garden, botanical garden, bicycle safety zone, fountains, small lakes, winter sliding hill, war...Read more
  2. Daewangam Park

    4.5 (565 Votes)
    Daewangam Park

    Outdoors, Park

    Originally named as Ulki Park, Daewangam park is located on the east coast of Ulsan, along Daewangam rock. Previously, it happens to be the ‘vestige’ of Japanese colonialism. Later in October,2004, the island was renamed as Daewangam. Reaching to this park is quite easily as it is just walking distance away from Ilsan beach. The name ‘Daewangam’ means a “great king...Read more
  3. Jangsaengpo Whale Museum

    4 (500 Votes)
    Jangsaengpo Whale Museum

    Museum, Outdoors, Entertainment, Exhibition

    Jangsaengpo whale museum is the first and only whale museum located in Jangsaengpo, Nam-gu, Ulsan in South Korea. Previously, it was the central area for Korean whaling industry. Later on, this open space are has been transformed into an historical museum where you can learn everything about whales. The museum also displays the whaling artifacts that were banned in 1986. Beside this, you can ex...Read more
  4. Taehwa River Grand Park

    Outdoors, Park

    This park is located right at the center of Ulsan city. The Taehwagang River cut across the park and flow into Ulsan Bay. The river basin that stretches for 36 kilometers from the east to west and 28 kilometers from north to south is mostly covered with mountains and forest. However, both the side of the river has fertile land. This river has presently become the essential source of drinking wa...Read more
  5. Ulsan Museum

    4.3 (497 Votes)
    Ulsan Museum

    Museum, History Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Located in Nam-gu of Ulsan, this historical museum can help you to learn fine details about the Ulsan city. The archive of Ulsan museum holds facts from past, present and future of the city. It includes a historical hall displaying an overall picture of the city from prehistoric times, an industry hall displaying Ulsan’s emergence as the industrial capital of South Korea and a children&rs...Read more
  6. Paraeso Falls

    4.4 (2564 Votes)
    Paraeso Falls

    View Point, Nature

    While moving towards the south from Seoknamsa Temple, you will find one of the 12 scenic sights of Ulsan, known as Paraeso falls. The rugged road and the trees had actually covered the falls. But when you reach the spot, you actually feel that your pain has not gone into waste. One glance at the falls convinces you, that Paraeso falls is the most beautiful falls of Ulsan. In fact, when you star...Read more
  7. Ganjeolgot Cape

    Park

    Ganjeolgat cape is located within the park named Ganjeolgot. Within recent few years, it has become one of the popular tourist destination located in Seosaeng-myeon, Ulju county, Ulsan. This park becomes overcrowded on New Year even as people from all over Ulsan comes up to celebrate Ulsan Ganjeolgot Sunrise festival. It is said that Ganjeolgot cape sees the first sunrise in the entire Korean p...Read more
  8. Bangudae Cliff

    Outdoors, View Point, Historical Site, Nature

    If you are looking for an ideal spot to enjoy serene beauty of Ulsan, come to Bangudae. The name Bangudae has been given because of the shape of the cliff that looks like a turtle lying on the ground with its head down. Bangudae cliff has been a popular tourist location of Ulsan for a very long time and has been designated as the Korea’s National Treasure no 285. It is because of the preh...Read more
  9. Seoknamsa Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    This temple is located at the south of Gajisan or Seokansan. It is believed that the name of the temple had been decided based on its location. It was first built in 842BC. However, it was destroyed during the invasion of Japanese troop in the year 1592 – 1958. Later on, in 1674 the temple was rebuilt during the reign of King Hyeongjong’s reign. At present, the temple has become the...Read more
  10. Hongryu Falls In Sinbulsan Mountain

    View Point, Nature

    Sinbulsan Mountain is located near to Ganwolsan Mountain, by the county of Ulju-gun. These mountain stretches around the village named, Eonyang and form cliffs with roughly-shaped rocks, towards the east. While moving towards the down, you come across the site of a beautiful falls, known as Hongryu falls. Once you reach there, the first glance of the falls will tell you that it is one of the be...Read more
  11. Seosaengpo Japanese Fortress

    Outdoors, Forest, Nature

    It is basically a stone fortress, built under the leadership of Japanese General Kato Kiyomasa in the later part of 15th century, at the beginning of Imjinwaeran war. By hearing the term ‘fortress’, do not confuse its appearance like that of other fortress of Korea. Rather, this fortress looks absolutely different. It has a rectangular shape with 6meters high walls surrounding it. T...Read more
  12. Hyundai Motor Ulsan Plant

    Educational Site

    It is the largest auto manufacturing facility in the world. There are nearly 5 production lines on a 20 km by 20km area of the plant. Among all the production lines, the assembly line is open to the public. When you go for visiting the plant, the first place you will visit is the Hyundai Motor Company Car Gallery. Here you get to see old Hyundai car modes and its parts. You get see car models t...Read more
  13. Hyundai Mipo Dockyard

    Educational Site

    Hyundai Mipo Dockyard holds 5th position in the list of ship builders around the world. It was established by Hyundai heavy industries in 1975. The Hyundai heavy industries started its shipbuilding business from the year 1972 and slowly became one of the greatest shipbuilding companies in the world. With the passing time, Hyundai heavy industries started contributing in national economic growth...Read more
  14. Oesol Memorial Hall

    Exhibition , Hall

    Oesol Memorial Hall is the birthplace of famous Korean language scholar, Choi Hyeon-bae. He was popularly known as Oesol. He lead ‘Hangeul Matchumbeop Tongiran’ (the Proposal for Unified Hangeul Orthography) and wrote many books to promote Hangeul. His contribution through his work actually helped in making a significant establishment of Hangeul culture. At present, the memorial hal...Read more
  15. Oegosan Onggi Village

    Village

    It is the largest producer of onggi (earthenware) in Korea. The village was basically formed by the artisans and craftsmen who are expert in making potters. Their primary aim was to preserve the traditional process of making Onggi. Taking a tour around the village will show that it has extensive collection earthen products. The whole village is being decorated with such products giving the vill...Read more