Ulsan is famous for whale watching, rocky cliffs, and beautiful beaches. Being the farthest east, the city is the first to greet the sun. Also, thanks to its coastal location, the city has emerged as a center of industrialization and maritime commerce.
Ulsan Airport, constructed in 1970 and expanded in 1997, has more than 20 flights per day to and from Seoul's Gimpo International Airport and 4 flights per week to and from Jeju International Airport.
The public transportation system is as good as any other major Korean city. The bus system shows a specific ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) at most bus stops.
Oegosan Onggi Village is the largest producer of traditional onggi (earthenware) in Korea. The village was established by artisans and potters from all over Korea to make onggi and preserve the tradition of the onggi craft. The village itself has a massive collection of various earthenware products, which creates a unique sight in the folk village. Also, various facilities are located inside the village for visitors to explore the culture of onggi.
Taehwagang River cuts across Ulsan City from the east to west and originates in the valley between Ssalbawi of Gijisan Mountain and Tapgolsaem of Baekunsan Mountain.
There are several convenient facilities near the river such as the bamboo forest park, grassy fields, a pampas grass colony, trails, and exercise facilities. The riverside area is a famous habitat for migratory birds and is a popular leisure spot for Ulsan citizens. Located near the riverhead is Gaji Mountain; the city park near the mountain is another recreational region and is dotted with cultural assets.
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