Located a short walk from Ilsan beach, clustered together and leading into one-another are Ulgi and Daewangam park, along with Daewangam rock (shown here). These are must see sights for anyone travelling through or staying in Ulsan.
King Mummu, the 30th king of the Silla dynasty achieved unification of the countries of the Korean peninsular in AD 668 and upon his death desired to become a dragon to protect his kingdom from enemies. Thus he was buried under a great rock in the East Sea and became a guardian dragon. However his rock is up the coast somewhat in Gyeongju but his queen is right here in Ulsan. She became Daewangam rock.
When she died she also decided to become a guardian dragon because she could not forget his noble deed of her husband. It is said seaweed does not grow around this rock because of the dragon.
Take whatever you will from these legends - to some they’re a sacred reminder of Korean history to others they’re just beautiful geological rock formations.
This history lesson aside reaching the end of the trail after crossing the blue and yellow bridge will bring you to a little fenced outpost with views out over the ocean. It’s very windy and a place for contemplation. Ulgi park and Daewangam Rock are worthy places to visit in Ulsan though sometimes a little out of the way for those not in Bangeojin area of the city. It is still one of the ‘unmissable’ sights for those any where near the area."
This is a link to World66.com
The lookout at top left, is crowded with Koreans admiring the view. (Daewangam = the Rock of the Great King.) But in Ulsan, it's the Queen's Rock.
Critiques | Translate
PixelTerror (0) 2009-10-05 9:50
A pleasant rocky coastal landscape, the water blue is vey nice and the people animate the view
have a nice day JY
maximage (15537) 2009-10-05 9:51
Très beau POV. Un endroit spectaculaire à visiter. Belles couleurs saturées.
pierrefonds (64782) 2009-10-05 9:55
The diagonal line of the bridge is an asset to the composition. The point of view is showing the beauty of the rock formations and leads our eyes towrad the horizon which is giving depth to the photo. The color of the water iamazing, the reflections of the rocks are well received. Have a nice day.
jurek1951 (42196) 2009-10-05 11:07
splendid view of fantastic place,beautiful colours and good sharpness.
Gerrit (51935) 2009-10-05 11:48
excellent composition and view.
Dashab (2564) 2009-10-05 13:19
I love all of the shades of blue in your photo and the composition. An infomrative note, too, TFS. Cheers, Dasha
gilou530 (34) 2009-10-05 13:37
un endroit plein de charme avec ce pont entre les rochers qui ont beaucoup de relief et contraste avec un traitement judicieux
Cricri (117273) 2009-10-05 13:45
Un endroit magnifique qui mérite d'être visiter, bon POV et couleurs, très belle image et note
leonorkuhn (16235) 2009-10-05 16:07
Amazing scenery! The legends and the beauty of the place, with these magnificent rock formations, lead people to visit the park. Excellent POV, beautiful colors, great light and good sharpness.
Greetings from Brasília
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-10-06 0:30
Hello Chris! Wonderful rocks, amazing bridge, excellent seascape, nice light and colours, good sharpness. Well done!
Royaldevon (37565) 2009-10-06 0:55
A nice perspective and a great pov to create an aspect which leads so well across the shot.
Good sharp details, fine saturation and good use of the people for scale and interest.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-10-06 1:39
Great POV and colours as usual from you.
Excellent light, contrast and sharpness
Regards my friend
asajernigan (21427) 2009-10-06 4:04
This is a well composed shot using the rock formations to frame the inlet. The bridge leads the eye through the shot creating a nice diagonal through the scene. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness.
snunney (96721) 2009-10-06 4:25
A good capture of this rocky coastline. I like the point of view on the crowded bridge and the tones and textures in the rocks. The people add much to the atmosphere.
npecanhuk (74454) 2009-10-06 4:29
Another pretty interesting and beautiful place!
I'd love to take a walk around there and see all those natural and man-made details!
Sharpness, exposure, depth of field and colors are excellent!
Privileged high pov was a great choice and the composition is very good too!
TFS - congratulations!
carper (96) 2009-10-06 10:44
very nice place Chris
a good view here, nice clear shot, good balance, good colors a pleasure to look at, fine photo job here, have a nice day.
jemaflor (95343) 2009-10-07 11:31
Nice pov to give a well balanced shot, great light and blue sea, well placed this bridge.
Longroute (19396) 2009-10-08 3:26
It seems that south corea is the place for me... with such lovely coastal scenery... curious how the rocks formations look like those ones in my island (granite?). It's a composition that every seascape lover cannot help but appreciate. I'm striken by the light contrast and the intense blue of the ocean. The channel forms a nice diagonal!
marietom (34609) 2009-10-15 12:31
Superbe présentation de ce pont dans ce très beau paysage.
sacavem (18620) 2009-10-16 6:22
Good view and composition.