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5 Great Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Ulsan

When it comes to top places for viewing cherry blossoms, Ulsan is sadly not on many of the lists if at all. That could be because we are so close to places like Gyeongju, which is famous for its blossoms. However, there are a few great spots worth checking out in Ulsan.

Here are the Top 5:

Haksung Park

Located in the centre of Ulsan, this park has a long history and recently has seen its share of upgrades. During the spring months the tree-covered hill explodes with colour. The park is also has a major bus stop directly in front of the park entrance. Making it easy to get to from most areas around ulsan.  Walking around the hill also gives some great views of the city. It is also close to MBC’s office in Ulsan which is another great cherry blossom location.

Where: 54, Hakseonggongwon 3-gil, Jung-gu, Ulsan. Just across the river from Samsandong.

Seonam Lake Park

It does not get better than a quiet walk around the lake when the blossoms are in full bloom. This is what is waiting for you at seonam lake park and much more. The lake boasts a large amount of blossoms and not to mention a collection of miniature religious buildings. From little churches, cathedrals, temples and more… all tucked away in the forest surrounding the lake.

Where: 104, Seonamhosu-gil, Nam-gu, Ulsan.

Daewangam Park

The entrance into Daewangahm Park is also lined with cherry blossoms, making the park even more busy during the springtime. Keep this in mind if your are visiting now as you will want to abide by the social distancing etiquette with regards to the COVID-19 outbreak.  As you walk from the entrance to the Ulgi lighthouse, the entire way is lined with cherry blossoms. This adds a bit of contrast to the surrounding pine forest. Even though there is now improved parking, this area still draws wui a large amount of people on the weekends.

Where: 155, Deungdae-ro, Dong-gu, Ulsan

Mugeochon

Every year, the city of Ulsan puts on a great festival in Mugeodong. Sadly, in 2020 it was canceled because of the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the area still boasts some beautiful trees that are coming into full bloom at the end of March.  The mugeochon is also a great place to see the blossoms (minus the festival) because both sides of the creek are lined with cherry blossoms.

Where:  Samho-ro7 beon-gil, Mugeo-dong, Ulsan

 

Eonyang Sunam Cherry Blossom Road

Another great area is along the road to Jakgwaechon in Eonyang. Located near the Megamart, the area is lit up with lights at night and is a wonderful place to walk through at any time of the day. At night they light the blossoms up with an array of colours and it is something really special. Next to the road is an assortment of tents and cafes offering a wide range of Korean food, however with the virus, they may not be open.

Where:  855-1 Gyodong-ri, Samnam-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan


Due to the COVID-19 virus, many or the festivals have been cancelled this year. However, the blossoms are starting to come out and will be at their peak around March 27th or so. Please exercise caution and proper social distancing when visiting these areas.

 

Jason Teale is a freelance photographer and writer based in South Korea specializing in travel, Cinemagraphs, food, and documentary photography. Available for assignments in Ulsan, Busan, Seoul, and nationwide.

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