Ullung Island

Remains of an ancient volcano, Ullung Island protrudesUllung Island mysteriously from the East Sea. The island, located about 90 miles east of the peninsula, is made up of rugged forested mountains and steep imposing cliffs. The population, about 20,000, is sparse because of the rugged terrain so visiting Ullung Island will really give you a taste of Korean culture. The island is relatively unknown to even to expats and (outside of July and August) not a choice vacation destination for Koreans either, so you won't have to worry about fighting the crowds.


The most common route is to take a bus or train to Pohang, which is located about 5 hours southeast of Seoul.  From Pohang, hop on a ferry and in 3 hours you'll find yourself there.

Other Information

There is a small Tourism Bureau (791-2191) near the ferry terminal. The
employees speak enough English to help you get where you need to go.

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