The mountain devastated by forest fire was transformed into a park through public works. Gentle trails in the low elevations of the grounds make family hiking so much easier. Barefoot hiking is also available, which is beneficial for health. An expanse of the blue sea can be overlooked at the observatory on the top of the mountain.Nearby attraction: Jujeon Mongdol Beach
Located on 565 Dongbu-dong, Dong-gu, Ulsan Metropolitan City, Dongchuksa Temple is a branch of Tongdosa Temple, a head temple of the 15th diocese of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Dongchuksa Temple is a historic temple and also a sacred place that reflects the Buddha’s Land Conception of Silla. It is good for urban dwellers to release stress and tension and watch the sunrise over the East Sea. Gwanildae Pavilion on the top of Dongchuksa Temple, whose nickname is Seomam, is also a splendid place to enjoy the sunrise while hearing the temple bells ringing.Nearby attraction: Three-story Stone Pagoda of Dongchuksa Temple, Magolsan Mountain, Magolsan Valley
Spreading throughout Nammok 1-dong and Nammok 3-dong, Dong-gu
Dongchuksa Temple sits at the foot of Magolsan Mountain, at a height of 297 meters above sea level. According to feng shui, Magolsan Mountain controls the spirit of Dong-gu. It is also the origin of mountains and rivers in Dong-gu. Magolsan Mountain has a lot of white rocks. The view of Dong-gu can be appreciated from the top of the mountain. Gamnamugol Valley, which is approximately 2.5 kilometers long, is an easy-to-reach place for walking and hiking. Magolsan Mountain derived its name because the mountain covered with white stones on three sides resembles the hemp stalks piled up.Nearby attraction: Three-story Stone Pagoda of Dongchuksa Temple, Magolsan Valley
It is said that Master Monk Seongdo strolled around Bangeojin and saw the full moon over the mountain, which should be over the sea. Then, he considered this site lucky and founded the temple in 930 (the 4th year of King Gyeongsun of Silla). Wolbongsa Temple is the only temple that preserves old historical buildings in fine condition in Ulsan.Nearby attraction: Hwajeongcheonnae Beacon Fire Station, Ulgi Lighthouse Lantern Tower, Ilsan Beach
Ilsan-dong and Bangeo-dong, Dong-gu, Ulsan Metropolitan City
May 14, 1962
Legend related to Daewangam - There is a boulder called ‘Daewangam (Daengbawi Rock)’ under the sea at the tip of Deungdaesan Mountain in Ilsan-dong. King Munmu, who unified the three kingdoms, used to tell Dharma Master Jiui that he would become a patriotic dragon after death and would safeguard his country and cherish Buddhism forever. When the king passed away in the 21st year of his reign, he was buried in Daewangseok Rock in the East Sea, following his will. Finally, he was reincarnated as a dragon and could protect the East Sea. Located in Yangbuk-myeon, Gyeongju-gun, the underwater tomb of King Munmu is called ‘Daewangbawi Rock’ or ‘Daegbawi Rock.’ The queen also turned into a dragon after death. While King Munmu continued to work for his country and people, she also hoped to be of great help to him. Her soul, a giant dragon, soared up to the sky, flew to Ulsan, and fell below a boulder in the East Sea. She became the dragon goddess. Since then, people called the boulder ‘Daewangbawi Rock.’ ‘Daewangbawi Rock’ happened to have a short name, ‘Daengbawi Rock,’ as well. The mountain on which Daengbawi Rock perches is dubbed ‘Daengbawi Mountain.’ It is told that seaweeds do not grow on that rock where the dragon sank.