Remains of an ancient volcano, Ullung Island protrudes
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
The island is relatively unknown to even to expats and (outside of
July and August) not a choice vacation destination for Koreans either,
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.
There is a small Tourism Bureau (791-2191) near the ferry terminal.
employees speak enough English to help you get where you need