Ulchin Travel Guide

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Ulchin Things to Do

  • Buryeongsa Temple

    Originally built in 651 during the Silla dynasty, Buryeongsa is a key focal point of the areas Buddhists. It is also noted as being the largest nunnery.It has been damaged and repaired many times over the last centuries, but is in great condition and is home to several Korean historical treasures and artifacts.

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  • Walk along the seawall

    There's not much to do here during the day, other than dive, eat, fish, or sit on the beach. Why not go for a walk along the seawall? I was thirsty, so I figured I'd look for a small store. There's no fence and it's narrow at the top, but is nice to walk along. With the road on one side, and the long drop to the beach on the other, you sure don't...

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  • Watch the sunrise!

    Being from the west coast of Canada, I've always equated the sea with sunset.Even when I've travelled, luck would almost always have me placed somewhere where I could watch the sun set over the ocean, instead of rise.We arrived here very early (or late?) and got to the beach just before the sun rose.Everyone went to bed, and I instead climbed a big...

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Ulchin Restaurants

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    by MGPark Updated Oct 5, 2003

    clean, delicious, and so on.....
    traditional food :galbi, jungol,
    traditional wine:makguli
    all of them is best in my think.

    Favorite Dish: galbi
    galbi is traditional Food.
    that is made of cow's lib beef.
    it is added soy soace in beef and mixed in pickle in a while. and gril the beef for eating it.
    it is best koean food.

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Ulchin Shopping

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    by MGPark Updated Apr 4, 2011

    you can get a special product in ulchin.
    you can access ulchin.com homepage.
    and see product items at board.
    it is not selling on website.
    just when you are visiting , you can buy all.
    because is a kind of food.

    What to buy: that items are very expensive.
    these are treditional special product for domestic area.
    Natural brown seaweed & mushroom
    price per a kilogram : seaweed 10$over,
    mushroom 50~200$
    so much expensive.

    What to pay: i don't want to recommend about them.

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Ulchin Local Customs

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    by MGPark Updated Apr 4, 2011

    make a friend much more as possible as you can,
    friend help you when you ask and are in a difficult situation.
    and you give him a faithful symbol and get another one from him.
    all people trust you and your behavior longly.

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Ulchin Tourist Traps

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    by MGPark Written Oct 5, 2003

    when you are moving somewhere, use your car or bus.
    taxi fee is so expensive.
    and ask question to someone.
    you will get a information gladly from native.

    Unique Suggestions: you must have dictionary and memo note and pen and your seal like your country symbol and give it.
    many people like you and help you gladly.

    Fun Alternatives: like to talk with native.
    many people want to talk to you.
    because you are stranger.

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Ulchin Sports & Outdoors

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    by schwein Updated Aug 2, 2009

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    The diving near Ulchin is relatively nice.

    Water was cool, between 13 to 23 degrees C depending on depth.
    We did 4 dives over the weekend. Two at "King's Stone" and two seperate wreck dives on scuttled man-made wrecks. One was a Navy sleeping vessel, and the other was two identical ships joined together before sinking.
    The surface currents made the two wreck dives challenging to ascend/descend. They were deep-ish (25-30m), and once at depth the surface current wasn't a factor. Watch for BIG jellyfish when at depth.

    Equipment: Bring your own, or rent it here.

    Seaward Scuba BIG jellyfish
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Ulchin Favorites

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    by DSwede Updated Apr 21, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Uljin is a quiet town, not frequented by many tourists, particularly non-Korean.

    If you find yourself exploring this coast town, there is no tourist information booth at the bus station as you would find in nearly all other cities in Korea.

    However, if you walk or take a taxi into the City Offices, there are area maps and limited tourist information available during normal business hours.

    The information is in Korean, but has many photos and maps. It is enough to navigate the area.

    Fondest memory: City Offices are about 1.5km north of the bus station. From the station, walk north, cross the river, then follow the signs. After the river, it will be off to your left in another 400m.

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