"Industrial Center of Korea" Top 5 Page for this destination Ulsan by DSwede
Ulsan Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 62 photos
There's not much to say about Ulsan. Its a busy port and has lots of large industry. Along with those businesses, there is a regular stream of foreigners coming for work. And a handful of ex-pats live locally teaching English to school children and corporations.
Ulsan is the industrial capital of Korea. It is home of the largest manufacturing industries on the peninsula. Even though it is approximately the 10th largest city in Korea, it has the highest density of engineers, managers and business men. What that translates to is the second highest cost of living and average income in Korea, coming second to Seoul.
There is also a large university campus which is home to a large young population. All in all, Ulsan is just under 2 million people, so as you can imagine, there is plenty of chaos in the streets.
On the west side of the city, near the University is Munsu Stadium, one of the fields used when Japan & Korea hosted the World Cup in 2002.
There are a few historic locations nearby that are worthy of a visit, like Kyongju, Girimsa, Bulguksa and the east coast. Foreigners might not make the sole journey to go see them from their homelands, but they are famous for Koreans.
For some more general thoughts, please visit my S Korea page.
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- Pros:With the infuence of Hyundai, it has the most parks of any Korean city and 2nd most cultural shows behind Seoul.
- Cons:Not too many sites to see for tourists.
- In a nutshell:An industrial city frequented by business travelers and English teachers.
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