Ulsan, South Korea travel tips

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Taxis in Ulsan are relatively cheap, and while some drivers may drive a bit crazy, they are friendly and reliable. They don't always speak English, so writing your destination on a piece of paper in Korean helps!

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The Korean language - unlike Chinese or Japanese - uses a simple alphabet that can be learnt in a matter of hours. Travel prepared and learn a few useful phrases!

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If you would like to relax a bit visit one of the three beaches of Ulsan. Ilsan, Jinha and Jujeon beaches are very nice.

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Lotte Hotel Ulsan is a four star hotel with all the benefits of such an establishment. Call or book online as they get full quite often.

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If you are looking for a mid-range hotel just look up Ulsan City Motel, they offer great service for a bargain!

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Looking for a place to sleep? You can find cheap rooms at Ulsan Motel. Call or book online.

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If you feel like taking a day off from the usual touristy things just look up the one next to the Bus Terminal, it is a great public bath (or jimjilbang).

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If you like sports make sure you visit the Ulsan Sports Complex.

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If you like hiking make sure you climb Mt. Gaji, as it was selected one of the most scenic mountains of Korea. Also the view from atop is amazing.

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If you feel like clubbing do not worry, Koreans do know how to party. Start off in the nearest bar and then head to “Cima”.

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Be sure to ask around at your hotel for the local pubs and bars (sooljib). If they come up empty just ask about JJ’s.

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Technically speaking the two Koreas are still at war, so it is understandable that talking about this issue is a sensitive one. Be polite, and try not to bring it up.

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Feeling hungry? Ask around for “D'Maris” as they have an amazing selection.

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Eating out in Korea is relatively cheap, compared to other European countries. Still, if you are on a budget, look up “Pho Bay”.

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Want to play Starcraft? Look for a PC-Bang (PC room) and pray for the best. Koreans are ruthless in this game!

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Always keep an eye on your belongings! Korea is a very safe place to travel, but things do get lost once in a while!

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Autumn in Ulsan is a beautiful experience, make sure you bring your best camera.

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Koreans are very much into spending their free time in bangs, or "rooms". For example a "manhwabang" is a place where you can read the latest comics!

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"Eotteohke jinaeseyo?" is "How are you?"

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Money exchange is best done at official exchange places or banks. Most tourist areas have plenty of options for both, visitors can even look around for the best offer. Be aware that banks are only open on weekdays.

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