Gajisan Mountain, the highest peak in the Yeongnam Alps
Gajisan Mountain displays attractive scenery throughout the four seasons, which is one of the twelve sights of Ulsan. Especially, the mountain offers visitors a splendid view in spring as the royal azalea habitat (Natural Monument No. 462) paints the slopes red. The approach to the mountain is decorated with Seongnamsa Temple, several mysterious stones and rocks such as Ssalbawi Rock and Gwibawi Rock, and a silver grass field, and the ridge leading to Unmunsan Mountain adds more delight to your mountain climbing.
Gajisan Carbonated Sulfur Hot Springs
This hot springs for families offers various soaking options that will relax your body and soothe the fatigue of hiking.
Take a breath on Haneul Eoksaegil Trail in Ganwoljae Pass
Ganwoljae Pass lies at the foot of Ganwolsan Mountain and Sinbulsan Mountain. It is a popular silver grass habitat, and the only place around Busan and Ulsan where you can see a sea of clouds. It offers various attractions including different festivals and events.
When the silver grass is at its peak, the Ulju Odyssey music festival is held in a silver grass field on Sinbulsan Mountain, offering a wonderful and unique autumn sentiment resonating with music.
Sinbulsan Mountain, a vast expanse of silver grass
Sinbulsan Mountain, with its main peak 1,159 meters above sea level, is part of a mountain range spanning from Gajisan Mountain to Yeongchuksan Mountain.Situated between Yeongchuksan Mountain and Ganwolsan Mountain,Sinbulsan Mountain has amain ridgeblanketed with silver grass that especially fascinates hikers in autumn. The mountain also offers leisure and sports activities including paragliding. The mountain ridge, which turns into a magnificent silver grass field in autumn, is a must-see spectacle of the Yeongnam Alps along with the silver grass fields on Cheonhwangsan Mountain
The name Paraeso Falls comes from the Korean word “bareso,” which means that it rained when people held a ritual for rain. Beautiful Paraeso Falls is still a favorite place for people to make wishes. The falls has a height of 15 meters and the pond has a circumference of 100 meters. The picturesque scenery makes it popular among hikers.
This campground is popular among people seeking to escape from their busy life in the city and enjoy the untouched nature.
Hongnyu Falls drops 33 meters into a large pool. In spring, the waterfall sprays a rainbow-coloredmist, and in winter,itdisplays a line of icicles along its cliff and its sprinkling drops of water piles up as snow. Hongnyu Falls is the perfect place to escape summer’s heat.
Jakgwaecheon Stream got its name, “jakgwae,” (which literally means hanging glass in Chinese characters) because the rocks in the stream looked like glasses hung in the air. In spring, the more than 1-kilometer-long entryway of the stream becomes a tunnel formed by 50-year-old cherry trees. In autumn, the mountain impresses visitors with its colorful fall foliage.
Cheonhwangsan Mountain (1,189 m) lies at the center of the Yeongnam Alps, and offers visitors to ths summit an outstanding panorama of the vast mountain range and silver grass fields of the Sajapyeong Plains. Due to the beautiful landscape of the Cheonhwangsan Mountain area, Cheonhwangsan has been referred to as the Geumgangsan Mountain of the South.
Goheonsan Mountain, across from Sangbuk-myeon, Eonyang-eup, and Duseomyeon,is 1,034meters high. When the area suffered from a severe drought, rituals for rain were held at Yongsaem Spring on the summit.
Munsusan Mountain, offering a panoramic view of the city
Munsusan Mountain was originally called Cheongnyangsan,but the name was changed to Munsusan because people believed the mountain was so clean and beautiful that Manjusri (bodhisattva) lived there.
Yeongchuksan Mountain (Chwiseosan Mountain)
Yeongchuksan Mountain (1,081 m) has Tongdosa Temple, one of the three major temples in Korea. The mountain features a wall of unique rocks and old pine trees and a carpet of silver grass unfolds along the ridge from the summit to Sinbulsan Mountain.
Daeunsan Mountain (Naewonam Valley), the last place monk Wonhyo studied Buddhism
Daeunsan Mountain (742m), known as the last place where the Buddhist monk Wonhyo practiced asceticism, features a royal azalea habitat that reaches from roughly 600 m above sea level to the top. The mountain includes Naewonam Hermitage, a renowned propitious site in the Yeongnam area, and Naewonam Valley, one of the twelve sights of Ulsan. In May, the mountain, capped with bold pink royal azaleas, hosts the Daeunsan Royal Azalea Festival and other events.
Muryongsan Mountain, which has been worshiped as the local guardian mountain, faces fishing boats floating on the blue waters of the East Sea to the east, the flowing Taehwagang River and imposing Ulsan Industrial Complex to the south, and the city of Ulsan to the west. While the 451-meter-high mountain offers a beautiful sunrise, attracting visitors especially on New Year’s Day, it also provides a gleaming night view of the Ulsan Industrial Complex.
Korea’s first international mountain film festival Ulju Mountain Film Festival
Ulju Mountain Film Festival is the country’s first international mountain film festival. It screens films about mountains, people, and nature around the world and holds a lot of auxiliary events in orderto involve professional mountaineers as well as ordinary people who love mountains.
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