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Ulleungdo hotspot looking around the road - South Korea Gyeongbuk Ulleungdo

View from Taeha Lighthouse

Ulleungdo hotspot looking around the road

South Korea Gyeongbuk Ulleungdo

Ulleungdo is not an easy to find destination. Thanks to this, there are those who prepare as carefully as they find it because they are shy and different. Group products for travel agencies are inexpensive, and single trips can be moved according to your preferences. Introducing the hot spots on Ulleungdo's roundabout road, which is a must-see during the visit to Ulleungdo. Coastal drive, an excitement of the island trip, is a bonus.

In an accurate sense, Ulleungdo's Round Road is not yet a round road. This is because it is not possible to operate a vehicle in the section of about 4.7km from Naesujeon to Seokpo (seommok). The section we call ‘Ulleungdo Iljudo’ refers to the pavement from Naesujeon ~ Dodong ~ Jedong ~ Namyang ~ Taeha ~ Hyeonpo ~ Cheonbu ~ Seommok except Naesujeon ~ Sukpo. It's not a complete round circle, but it's not awkward because it's a road connecting all of Ulleungdo's coastline except for the unopened section. Let's know though. In 2013, it is said that it is impossible to drive around the road along the “Ulleungdo Island Round Road”.

A gateway connecting land to Ulleungdo and Dokdo, Jedong, Dodong and Sadong ports

First of all, the starting point was set at Jeodong and Dodong ports, Ulleungdo's entry port. From Ulleungdo, I plan to depart from Naesujeon and run clockwise to Seokpo (seommok). Of course, you can move in reverse. Let's take a look at the domestic observation deck, which is considered the sunrise point. The Naesujeon Observatory, which touches the Naesujeon ~ Sokpo Old Road, is only a 15-minute walk from the steep stairs and uphill. The slight strain on the joints disappears as the snow melts in the cool spread. Jeodong Port and Jukdo Island at a glance greet people. Even if you haven't set the sunrise time, don't miss it.

Jeodong Port from Haengnam Lighthouse
Now head to Jeodong Port. The sunrise rising against the backdrop of candlestick rocks is a gem. Before dawn, Jeodong Port is full of boats that have been squid fishing all night. It is not boring to see and see the squid harbok work of Ulleungdo ajimae. You can taste fresh seafood in the sea breeze with a sea breeze.
Dodong Port, Ulleungdo's best downtown
When squid is a boiled fish, it is sold at around 5000 won per head, and when it comes back, about 20,000 won (3 heads) per dish. If it is not packaged, it costs about 9,000 won including a bottle of soju. It is full of fresh sashimi including horns, sea squirts, and dongs. The spicy spicy soup is also popular among lovers. The Jeodong Port Passenger Terminal has ships to and from Gangneung, Gangneung and Dokdo. It is better to avoid ship time because it has a lot of floating population after Dodong Port.
Jeodong Port where squid is dried
The coastal road next to the candlestick rock of Jeodong Port leads to Dodong Port. The coastal road with strong snow is a path that can be walked without difficulty by all ages. However, if part of the section is under construction, you can't look back at once, but you have to walk a little from Jeodong Port and a little from Dodong Port. If it is possible to complete, it does not matter where you start.
Haengnam Trail which connects Dodong Port and Jeodong Port
Dodong Port, where boats depart from Mukho, is the busiest space on Ulleungdo. It is a lodging facility, and most of the convenience facilities are gathered from restaurants, convenience stores, banks, and PC rooms. Behind the newly renovated Dodong Passenger Terminal is a coastal walkway that leads to Jeodong Port. The view from the Haengnam Lighthouse is a point that cannot be missed. Around Dodong Port, there are restaurants where you can taste mulleap, barnacle rice, and squid intestines, which are delicacies of Ulleungdo. It is better to taste the above delicacies when traveling on this section. If you go further south from Dodong Port, you will reach Sadong Port (Ulleung New Port). There are ships to and from Dokdo, as well as passenger ships to and from 뭍.
Haengnam Trail which connects Dodong Port and Jeodong Port
From Namyang, still quiet, to Taeha, a pioneering history in Ulleungdo

After passing through Tongmi, you reach Namyang Port. Is it because it is located in the southwest of Ulleungdo? It has a southwest sunset observatory. The construction of Namyang New Port is in full swing. Here, 'Ulleung Pharmacy Specialty Store', a specialty of Ulleungdo, is gathered. <Solar Restaurant>, which is considered to be a barnacle restaurant, is also located here. In addition to restaurants, there are some amenities such as <Namyang Nonghyup> and <Daegu Bed & Breakfast>. If you don't like the bustling Dodong Port or Jeodong Port, it's okay to get a lodging here.

If you walk about 10 minutes on a monorail, it is Taeha Lighthouse.

From Namyang to Taeha, located on the northwestern tip of Ulleungdo, it runs for a month. It is an indispensable space in the history of Ulleungdo, bearing the Taeha Coastal Road, which is regarded as a double-headed carriage of the Ulleungdo Coastal Trail along with the Haengnam Trail. In July 1883, the following year, when the pioneering order of Ulleungdo was issued as the capital of the old Usan Island, Taeha, the land of Ulleungdo closest to the Korean Peninsula, 54 pioneers took their first steps here. Before being moved to Dodong in 1907, Taeha was the administrative center of Ulleungdo for over 20 years. Let's stop by Seongsindang, located in front of the Taeha branch of Namyang Elementary School, and listen to the sad legend of the Southeastern sister born by Taeha.

If you walk about 10 minutes on a monorail, it is Taeha Lighthouse.

It dates back to 1417 (17th year of King Taejong). Appointed as a choreographer on Ulleungdo, In-woo Kim arrives here on a mission to move Ulleungdo residents to land. The day before leaving with the villagers, a sea god appears in a dream and asks to leave a pair of Southeast Asians on the island. Ignoring this, I tried to depart, but when the waves were so severe that I could not leave the island, he left with two false children on the island. After returning to Ulleungdo eight years later, Inwoo Kim finds the children's white bones and builds a small shrine to comfort them. It is a legend embraced by the Holy Ghost.

A great feeling of waiting for the wind to send home

The 200-year-old highway policy at the expense of young children led to General An Yong-bok's talks about Dokdo, and their ambition toward Dokdo remains in the 21st century. Once you've looked at Seongshindang, take the monorail to Taeha Lighthouse. You can go up on foot, but remember that even if you get off the monorail, you have to climb the dirt road for about 10 minutes. Next to the Taeha Lighthouse, there is an observatory of great wind. The sense of great wind that refers to the perforated rock means 'a place waiting for the strong wind'.

Taeha's Holy Shrine, which embraces the sad legend of Ulleungdo

Ulleungdo, famous for its juniper trees, is a good place to build a boat, so many people came to the old boat to build a new boat. When the new ship was completed, it was a place to wait for the strong wind blowing in the direction of the mainland by attaching sails and anchor lines in the rock holes. When the wind blows, it breaks the anchor and goes to the land in a month. At the observation deck, squids are relaxingly shooting the sea breeze. Squid, which is considered to be delicious on Ulleungdo Island, is probably due to the wind here. If you saw the great view of the viewpoints that photographers and travelers say are beautiful, don't miss the ocher cave at the beginning of the Taeha Trail. Choreographers dispatched to Ulleungdo, who had to run on the rugged sea path, had to prove their granularity by taking ocher and juniper trees from this island.

Taeha's Holy Shrine, which embraces the sad legend of Ulleungdo
Ulleungdo's wild beauty at a glance, Buk-myeon

I climb the road again. It is time to run on the north coast of Ulleungdo, which leads to Hyeonpo ~ Cheonbu ~ Sommok (Sokpo). It is a section where you can taste the secret flesh of the wild island. After passing the Hyeonpo Observatory, where you see the Hyeonpo Village at a glance, greet the senior citizens and reach the heavens. The bus stop departing from Jeodong Port and the starting point of the bus heading for Nari Basin and Seokpo ~ Seommok are Cheonbu Stop.

Hyeonpo Village and Senior Citizen's Peak as seen from the Hyeonpo Observatory

If you travel to Ulleungdo by public transportation, you should be aware of the Cheonbu Station. Just remember it as a transfer stop. The road from Seokpo, which is considered as an outback in Ulleungdo, to Ismok is steep and winding. The front of An Yong-bok Memorial Hall is the best point to see Jukdo Island. You can go to the An Yong Bok Memorial Hall by car. Before going to the memorial, it's okay to run along the coast to Gwaneumdo, the last point of the current coastal road. Gwaneumdo Island, where Yeondogyo Bridge is located, is emerging as a new destination for Ulleungdo Island.

Anyongbok Memorial Hall

Gwaneumdo Island is under construction on a round road. Until the pavement road is formed between Seokpo and Naesujeon, the only way to connect the two is to walk through the old road or use the island mok ferry. To return to Naesunjeon by car, you have to go back to the round road or use the island mok ferry (054-791-9905). However, ferry operation in winter should be confirmed in advance.

Jukdo Island from the An Yong-bok Memorial Hall

Return to the road you came back to and go to the Russo-Japanese War Ruins (Seokpo Sunrise Sunrise Observatory). From the intersection of Seokpo Observation Deck and Naesu Observation Deck, you must walk the pavement and dirt road for about 15 minutes toward Seokpo Observation Deck. It is the best point to see everyone at sunset. It could have been useful as a fortress during the war, as you could see the sea from all sides. What happened on this peaceful sea?

Point on the north coast, Samseonam

For reference, the tunnel construction in Ulleungdo Island, which has a total length of 4.7 km, is in full swing in Ulleungdo. Construction including three tunnels and observation decks from the pipeline to Cheonbu, Cheonbu and Jeodong tunnels is planned to take place over the next few years. Why don't you enjoy a trip to Ulleungdo that retains its old appearance before the completion of the roundabout road of Ulleungdo?

Sea seen from Russo-Japanese War Ruins (Sokpo Sunrise Sunrise Observatory)
tip. Explore Ulleungdo

▶ Ulleung-eup
Dodong Port, the gateway to Ulleungdo. There are restaurants and lodging facilities as well as county offices. There are Haengnam Trail, Haengnam Lighthouse (Dodong Lighthouse), Naesu Observatory, Bongrae Falls, Jeodong Port, and Dokdo Museum and Cable Car.

▶ Writing Rights
You can enjoy a drive to the southwestern area of Ulleungdo, and see coastal rock formations such as Lion Rock, Helm Rock, Gom Rock, and Manmulsang. At the west end, there are attractions such as Taeharien Seongsindang, Taeha Lighthouse, and Daegunggam. If you're past Taeha-ryeong, take a look around the tombs of Namseo-ri and the colonies of pine nuts and beech trees.

▶ North Korea
It is a place where the scenery of Ulleungdo, full of power, unfolds. Gongambong and Songgotsan, Gongam (elephant rock), Samseonam, and Gwaneumdo also unfold as shown. Compared to the southern hemisphere of Ulleung-dong, there are fewer people looking for it, but it is a space that shows the 'secret island of the wild', so don't miss it.

Travel information

Ulleung-gun Office Culture and Tourism Sports Department: 054-790-6393

Dodong Tourist Information Center: 054-790-6454 (calls are available from 9:00 to 5:00)
Jeodong Tourist Information Center: 054-791-6629 (December to February, during the off-season, work only on boat days)


* Ulleungdo passenger ship operation

The ships operate from Gangneung and Mukho in Gangwon-do, Pohang in Gyeongbuk and Ulpo in Uljin to Ulleungdo. During peak season and off season, time is flexible depending on the season. Homepage or telephone inquiries required. It takes 2 hours and 40 minutes from Gangwon area, starting at 49,000 won.

- question -
Daea Express Shipping: www.daea.com , 1644-9602
Seaforceville: www.seaspovill.co.kr , 1577-8665
Ulleung Dodong Terminal: 054-791-0801
Ulleung Jeodong Terminal: 054-791-9330
Gangneung Passenger Ship Terminal: 033-653-8670, 033-653-8671
Mukho Passenger Terminal: 033-531-5891
Pohang Passenger Ship Terminal: 054-242-5111

* Local transportation

If you travel on Ulleungdo alone, the buses in Ulleungdo are the most economical. Route buses (054-791-8000) that run on a round-the-road route between Naesujeon ~ Jedong ~ Dodong ~ Sadong ~ Namyang ~ Taeha ~ Heonpo ~ Cheonbu have an average interval of 40 minutes. If you want to see many places on Ulleungdo with low cost and high efficiency, you can also take a tour bus. If you pay only 15,000 won, you can take a tour of the A course that goes around the coast from Dodong to Seommo, and the B course that includes the Bongrae Falls and the Inland Observatory. For three or four people, a taxi is fine. There are private taxis (054-791-2612) as well as Ulleung taxis (054-791-2351). Course A costs 150,000 won and course B costs 60,000 won. It can be adjusted according to the schedule. You can use a rental car if you want to explore every corner freely. Hanjin Rent-a-car (054-791-5337) and OK Rent-a-car (054-791-8668).

2. Restaurants around

Nari Basin Camping Restaurant: Nari, Buk-myeon, Ulleung-gun / 054-791-0775, 011-553-0270
San Village Restaurant: Nari, Buk-myeon, Ulleung-gun / 054-791-4643
Camping restaurant: Nari, Buk-myeon, Ulleung-gun / 054-791-0773
Neulpuran Mountain Restaurant: Nari, Buk-myeon, Ulleung-gun / 054-791-8181


Adult Bon Motel: Dodong-ri, Ulleung-eup / 054-791-2677


Ulleungdae Resort: Sadong 1-gil, Ulleung-eup / 054-791-8800


Ulleung Marina Tourist Hotel: Sadong 2-gil, Ulleung-eup / 054-791-0020


※ The above information was created in November 2013, and may change later, so be sure to check it before you travel.
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