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Ulsan

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Gateway to the Yeongnam Alps
A powerhouse of industry not just for South Korea but the world, Ulsan offers up a thriving metropolis dominated by trade but interspersed with some undisturbed scenery. Home to the world's largest shipyard and automobile plant, the city pulsates with the bustle of industry, operating on a mammoth scale. To escape the sometimes-claustrophobic activity of factories on your Ulsan vacation, look to the city's "Twelve Scenic Sights;" each offers its own unique glimpse of nature in and around the city. Situated on the coast with a strong whaling heritage, the city boasts black pebble beaches and whaling museums. Travelers also use the city as a gateway to the Yeongnam Alps. Plan your trip to Ulsan and other South Korea destinations using our handy South Korea trip itinerary builder tool.
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Where to stay in Ulsan

Providing everything from comfortable business hotels to budget-friendly motels, Ulsan reveals an ample range of accommodation options. Many places to stay in Ulsan are centered around the downtown Samsan-Dong area, which offers some of the city's most premium choices to more economical bed and breakfast motels. In the area near the intercity bus terminals, a handful of traditional Korean overnight “jjimjilbangs” bathhouses also provide a low cost yet unconventional option.
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