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That Engineering Life: Ulsan



That Engineering Life Ulsan
As the industrial powerhouse of South Korea, Ulsan is home to many an engineer.

With the automotive, maritime, oil and electronics industries all boasting a significant presence in the city, you may one day find yourself on assignment in the city and wondering what to do with your precious free time?

Well, wonder no more! The Fircroft team from our Ulsan office has compiled a list of some of the most interesting things to see, try and do during your time in this bustling metropolis.
Mount Gaji is Ulsan's tallest mountain and offers spectacular views of the Yeongnam Alps. Make sure you're feeling energetic before you attempt it though, as Mount Gaji reaches a formiddable 1290 metres in height!
Mount Gaji

If you’re feeling in need of a good cardio workout, then Ulsan’s tallest mountain offers a challenging hike up steep, densely wooded slopes. After roughly 3 hours of determined hiking you’ll find yourself at the summit of Mount Gaji (at 1,290 metres above sea level) and presented with the stunning vista of the Yeongnam Alps.

If you find yourself struggling up the mountainside, just say “wai-ting” (“You can do it”) and keep going!
Fancy a trip to a beach with a difference? Then the famous Black Pebble Beach is for you!
Jujeon Mongdol Beach

Fancy a trip to a beach with a difference? Then try the Jujeon Mongdol Beach- otherwise known as the Black Pebble Beach amongst locals. Observe the waves crashing against the sooty stones whilst you enjoy a spot of the local cuisine from one of the many bars and restaurants that abut the beach.
Ulsan Museum is packed full of interesting features and exhibits about the city's culture, history and industry.
Ulsan Museum

If you’ve had enough of traipsing about outdoors, why not spend a day imbibing the culture and history of Ulsan. The museum is packed full of interesting features and exhibits including a historical hall displaying an overall picture of the city from prehistoric times, an industry hall displaying Ulsan’s emergence as the industrial capital of South Korea and children’s hall filled with educational programs. Even better, entry to the museum is free and easily accessible from the city centre by public transport.
If you do feel for a taste of engineering outside of work, then pay a visit to Hyundai's Ulsan plant- the largest automotive manufacturing facility in the world...
(Image via Wikimedia).

Hyundai Motors Ulsan Plant

If you’re not tired of engineering from your day job, then you might want to take the opportunity to explore a truly amazing feat of engineering; the largest automotive manufacturing facility in the world.  When visiting the plant, you’ll be granted access to the Hyundai Motor Company Car Gallery where you’ll be granted a glimpse into the history of the company including old Hyundai car models and parts, including car models that were never produced and limited editions. As well as the Car Gallery, a typical visit will also include a tour of the assembly line where you can see the production of Hyundai’s most popular cars, lifted from one place to another with workers installing various parts and components. The tour concludes with visitors being able to see the completed cars moved to the export shipping dock.
Oegosan Onggi Village is South Korea's largest traditional folk Onggi (earthenware) village.
(Image via Wikimedia).

Oegosan Onggi Village

From the height of modernity above, we now take a look into the heart of tradition at Oegosan Onggi Village. This is South Korea’s largest traditional folk Onggi (earthenware) village which offers a unique scene with the entire village filled with a huge collection of earthenware products.

The village has a variety of attractions for visitors including the Onggi Cultural Centre, Village Information Centre, History Hall, and a craft centre in which you can learn the earthen pot making process for which the village is famous.
The Old Downtown Cafes of Ulsan offer a wide array of cuisine and drinks for the engineer in need of a good meal!
(Image via Wikimedia).

Old Downtown Cafes

After all of that exploring you’ll no doubt be feeling rather peckish and in need of some good food. Well worry not! The Old Downtown Cafes of Ulsan are our pick of the best places to sample the city’s cuisine.

There are numerous cafes and restaurants in Seongnamdong that can provide you with a selection of excellent food. Located just a short walk from the main shopping area in old downtown, the eateries here predominantly have outdoor seating areas where you can relax and catch up with friends and colleagues.
Ulsan is a thriving hub of engineering activity boasting the world's largest automotive plant, world's largest shipyard and the world's second largest oil refinery.
(Image via Wikimedia).

Enjoy Ulsan with Fircroft

We hope that you’ve enjoyed our list of the top things to do in Ulsan.

Should your engineering career take you to Ulsan, be sure to check out these suggestions (as well as the wealth of other activities that are available across the city). 

If you want your next career move to be to South Korea, check out Fircroft’s latest vacancies in the region here.

Which city or location do you think we should feature in the next edition of ‘That Engineering Life?’ Let us know in the comments below!
Recent Comments
Hi, Thank you for thid trip across Ulsa.. It's very amazing and useful. Interested to perform a mission there. Regards Abdelhafid
Abdelhafid, 16 September 2017
I am amazed of all the low bridges crossing the river and all the city lights lit up. beautiful city.
Joe kempner, 18 April 2019
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