Ulsan is a seaside metropolitan city located in the southeast of Korea. This city is bustling with industrial field and rich heritage. Tourists do not commonly know Ulsan, but it is Yeongnam Alps, which has been claimed to be one of the most beautiful provincial parks in South Korea. From man-made architectural marvels to natural sceneries, Ulsan has it all. Even though a part of Ulsan is home for the large industrial facilities, the city has created a green belt that divides the metropolitan core, industrial spaces and agricultural areas. Ulsan was also the host of the 2002 World Cup. No matter if you are an urban traveller of a nature lover, Ulsan will surely keep you entertained.
Ulsan Airport (USN) is an airport located in the Ulsan city that connects Ulsan with domestic destinations such as Jeju and Gimpo. The airlines that operate here are Air Busan and Korean Air. The journey from Gimpo and Jeju takes about one hour and fares start at PHP 2,751 rising to PHP 3,150 on weekends. Even though it is relatively a small airport, there are basic amenities provided at this airport such as restaurants, convenience store and ATMs. From this airport, there are bus and taxi services available besides the car rental service.
It is easy to find cheap flights to Ulsan with the help of Traveloka. Traveloka is a search engine that will help you compare prices of flights between airlines and provides you with the best option. To find the best deal, search for the destination in the Traveloka website or the Traveloka mobile app, and it will show you the available options. You can also use the price alert feature to notify you of future price changes.
The temperatures in Ulsan can vary drastically. The temperature is pleasant most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. If you are keen to visit during the warmest time, the hottest months are August, July, and then September where the temperature can reach 31.9°C and drop below 23.6°C at night. The months with the lowest chance of rain in Ulsan are December, January, and then November. In comparison, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July. Weather reports claimed that the snowy season occurs in February, especially close to early February.
Daewangam Park - Daewangam Park is a seaside park that is located on the east coast of Ulsan. Here, you can take a walk through the 1-km trail that leads to the seashore, passing through a forest of pine, cherry trees, magnolias, camellias, apricots, and forsythia. The seaside is lined with interesting shaped rocks as the result of the wind and the waves. This park is also home for the Daewangam Island that resembles a dragon rising up to the air. This island is connected to the mainland via a bridge and visitors can view the scenery on top of the observation tower.
Jangsaengpo Whale Life Experience Museum – This is a one of its kind museum that focuses mainly on the conservation of whale. This museum is located inside Jangsaengpo Ocean Park. Besides whales, there are various fresh water and saltwater tropical fish, shark, and sea turtles that also live at the aquarium. There is a submarine tunnel, where you can see dolphins up close. The entrance fee for this park is PHP 500 for adult and PHP 89 for children.
Ilsan Beach – If you are on a budget, Ilsan beach is one of the best places for you to visit. Ilsan beach is a sandy beach that is located 1km north of Baneojin. This beach is perfect for a family picnic as the water is relatively shallow at 1-2 meters in depth and holds an average temperature of around 21.2 degrees Celsius. Every July, a beach festival and an amusement park will be held at the beachside. There are also many facilities for visitors to Ilsan beach such as eateries and toilets.