Ulsan Guide 울산
Things to see and do in Ulsan
Ancient stone carvings, wall paintings & dinosaur footprints at Chonjon-ri, swimming at Sinmyeong Beach, pagoda and views on Mount Munsu.
Ulsan is a major industrial port city with a large expatriate population involved in industry and English-language teaching. Attractions include Jaengsaengpo Whale Museum which exhibits the history of Ulsan as a whaling port in the 19th century and before. Samsandong is Ulsan's upmarket shopping area and includes the Lotte & Samsung department stores and the Lotte Ferris Wheel - an icon of the city. Seongnamdong is the old downtown area with a number of good bars.
Ulsan Grand Park is the city's green lungs with cycle rental available.
Ulsan is well served for cinemas. Jeongja Beach offers the Cinemabeach Automobile Theater and the Lotte Cinema in Samsangdong is a large multiplex.
The remains of a Japanese castle built by the invading army of Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the 16th century can be seen at Jinha Beach, south of the city.
One of Ulsan's best hotels is the 5 star Lotte Hotel Ulsan near the sea. Other recommended places to stay in Ulsan include the 4 star Lotte City Hotel Ulsan, the 4-star Hotel Ocean View and the city center Hotel Marr.
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Nightlife & Eating Out in Ulsan
Seongnam-dong area near the Koreana Hotel and over the river at Sinjeong-dong for restaurants and bars.
Ulsan airport has flights to both Seoul and Jeju. The KTX now stops at Ulsan Station on the outskirts of the city with connections to Busan, Miryang and Dongdaegu (for Daegu). The old Ulsan station was renamed Taehwa River Station. City buses include white express buses and yellow regular buses.
Ulsan World Cup Stadium
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Impressive football-specific 42,086 capacity stadium set in Ulsan Grand Park and built by....Hyundai! Ulsan World Cup Stadium (Munsu Stadium) is reached by shuttle bus from the town center.
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