Ulsanbawi Rock (설악산 울산바위)
- Zip Code : 24903
- Phone number : +82-33-636-7700
- Homepage :english.knps.or.kr (Korean, English)
- Address : 1091, Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
- Driving directions : [Bus]
From Seoul Express Bus Terminal, take a bus to Sokcho Express Bus Terminal.
- From Sokcho city, take Bus No. 7 or 7-1.
- Get off at Sogongwon Entrance Bus Stop (20-25 min ride).
Ulsanbawi is composed of six granite peaks, each bearing a x_width of 4km. You can see the spectacular scenery of Seorak Mountain, the East Sea, Dalma Peak, and Haksapyeong Reservoir from the top. There are three varying theories as to what the name Ulsanbawi implies: that it looks like a fence, that its name was derived from Ulsan in Gyeongsangnam-do, and that the Korean term of “crying mountain” was translated into Chinese characters.
Because of the way the whole mountain reverberates the sound of thunder in rain, it is also referred to as Cheonhusan Mountain. It roughly takes three to four hours to hike up from Sogongwon to the summit of Ulsanbawi Rock.
- Contact and Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-636-7700
- Day off : N/A (Open all year round)
- Experience guide :
- Parking facilities : Available (Sogongwon Park Parking Lot)
- Mountain Not Access Period
Forest fire prevention, nature conservation and protection period:
Spring - Mar. 2- May 15 / Winter: Nov. 1 - Dec. 15
* Subject to change depending on parks. Refer to the official website before visiting.
- Areas Open to the Public
Seorak-dong - Ulsanbawi Rock (3.80 km) Sogongwon - Biryong Falls - Towangsaeong Falls Observatory (3.50 km)
Gamasot Entrance - Entrance to Korea Botanical Garden (0.96 km)
Sogongwon - Biseondae (3 km) (Limited access)
* Subject to changes depending on weather conditions. Please check before visiting.
- Parking Fees
Small cars 2,000 won
Mid-sized cars 4,000-5,000 won
Large-sized cars 6,000-7,500 won