|Ulleungdo Island (울릉도)|
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|Ulleungdo is a pentagon-shaped island located 92km away from Dokdo.
The island was made from a series of volcanic eruptions. Its highest peak is called Seonginbong Peak, and there is a village along the coastline on the slope. On the north side is a caldera crater which collapsed to create the Nari Basin and the Albong Basin.
Level ground is difficult to find here and the shores are mostly cliffs. There are a lot of snow in the winter. About half of the people work in the fishing industry. Corn, potatoes, wheat and beans were cultivated here, but nowadays mountain plants and medicinal herbs are mostly grown instead.
There are dongbaek trees and some 650 other plants and trees thriving on the island. The neighboring waters is the junction line between two cold & warm ocean currents, where many squids, saury and pollacks are caught. The Ulleungdo squid is especially famous for their outstanding quality. It has been said that there are no thieves, pollution or snakes on Ulleungdo Island. On the other hand, there are many aromatic trees, wind, beautiful women, water and rocks. This is why it is called the island of The Three Mu (The Chinese character meaning ' have nothing') and Five Da (The Chinese character meaning 'have many of').
You can enjoy the scenery by taking a cruise around Ulleungdo, Gwaneumdo Islands, and a natural tunnel. Elephant Rock, Samseonan, and Lion Rock are some of the other tourist attractions praised by tourists.
|N/A (Open all year round)
* Not operated in the event of bad weather
|Tour Course Information|
|Monorail Stop – Daepunggam Observatory – Taeha Lighthouse – Monorail Stop
Monorail Stop – Daepunggam Observatory – Taeha Lighthout – Gajaegul – Hwangtogul
Monorail Stop – Hyangmongnyeong Pass – Ulleung Farming Association – Hyeonpo Observatory – Ocean Laboratory Center
|Monorail Operating Hours: 09:00-16:30|
|Available (Small-sized cars: 15 / Large-sized cars: 10)|
Adults: One-way 2,200 won / Return-way 4,000 won
Teenagers: One-way 1,700 won / Return-way 3,000 won
Children: One-way 1,200 won / Return-way 2,000 won
Seniors: One-way 1,200 won / Return-way 2,000 won
Adults: One-way 2,000 won / Return-way 3,500 won
Teenagers: One-way 1,400 won / Return-way 2,500 won
Children: One-way 900 won / Return-way 1,600 won
Seniors: One-way 900 won / Return-way 1,600 won
* Adults (ages 19-64) / Teenagers (ages 13-18) / Children (ages 7-12)
* Seniors (ages 65 and more)
* Definition of Groups: 30 people or more
Pavilion, observatory, walking path, management office, sign board, photo zone, etc.
|Free of Charge|
|Korean Info. Service|
|Culture Tourism Interpreter and National Geopark Interpreter service available
Operating Hours: 09:30-16:40
* December-February: Not available / Interpreter’s office is located inside of the monorail stop
|Only guide dogs are allowed|
|1) Pohang Pohang-Ulleungdo / Pohang Ferry Terminal (+82-54-242-5111, available in Korean)
2) Mukho-Ulleungdo / Mukho Ferry Terminal (+82-33-531-5891, available in Korean)
※ Ferry schedule is subject to frequent changes due to weather conditions, so visitors are advised to check the schedule in advance by phone. Advanced reservations are necessary; frequently during the summer months.
3) Ferries to Dokdo embark once or twice a day with the schedule subject to change according to season and weather conditions, so be sure to check the ferry schedule before departure.
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