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Ganjeolgot, Ulsan

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Ganjeolgot is a park and popular tourist destination in Seosaeng-myeon, Ulju County, Ulsan, South Korea. Every New Year's Eve, people gather at the park for the Ganjeolgot Sunrise Festival. Ganjeolgot is the easternmost part of the Korean Peninsula, so it is where you can see the first sunrise of the year, earlier than anywhere else in Korea. Ganjeolgot is also home to the world's second-largest mailbox, which was built in 2006. People write their wishes on postcards and put them in the mailbox with the belief that doing this will make their wishes come true. The name Ganjeolgot is composed of two parts: Ganjeol, Chinese for a long bamboo pole used to harvest fruits from tall trees, and Got, a native Korean word meaning "cape." The name refers to the geographical shape of the area.
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  • Ganjeolgot is a popular sunrise spot for being the first spot where the sun rises in mainland Korea. The spacious area is quite pleasant and the coastline is very picturesque. It is a pretty good... 
    Ganjeolgot is a popular sunrise spot for being the first spot where the sun rises in mainland Korea. The spacious area is quite pleasant and the coastline is very picturesque. It is a pretty good...  more »
  • We took a 40 mins long taxi journey to Ganjeolgot from Daewangam and it is highly worth the trip. This place is surrounded by beautiful coast and you can actually take a wefie with the biggest... 
    We took a 40 mins long taxi journey to Ganjeolgot from Daewangam and it is highly worth the trip. This place is surrounded by beautiful coast and you can actually take a wefie with the biggest...  more »
  • Nice walks with great scenario from the cliffs and ocean. I enjoyed my 2-3 hours of scenic walk. There's a good selection of food cafés nearby at the parking lot. 
    Nice walks with great scenario from the cliffs and ocean. I enjoyed my 2-3 hours of scenic walk. There's a good selection of food cafés nearby at the parking lot.  more »
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  • Where you can see the sunrise the earliest. See the light house and send the letter. Have a cup of coffee with the wind and the breeze.
  • Off the coast of Ganjeolgot unparalleled scene unfolded before my eyes. What a magnificient sight it is!
  • Must see spot in Ulsan! It's a perfect place to have relaxing weekend.
  • Cool breeze. Have coffee
  • Not suitable on winter time......very cool

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