|Signboard of Ulsanbawi |
featuring 6 peaks
At the summit, it is a bird's eye view of nearly 360 degree panoramic view. Only the Daechongbong Peak, that had a Korean flag affixed to it, was higher but we did not attempt to climb it as instructed by Jeff for our safety. Again this site was portrayed in yet many Korean drama. Ulsanbawi (bawi = peak) consist of 6 granite peaks, each bearing a width of 4 km. You can see the spectacular scenery of Seorak Mountain, the East Sea, Dalma Peak, and Haksapyeong Reservoir from the top. There are 3 varying theories as to what the name Ulsanbawi implies: that it looks like a fence, that its name was copied from Ulsan of Gyeongsangnam-do, and that the Korean term of “crying mountain” was translated into Chinese characters. Because of the way the whole mountain reverberates the sound of thunder in rain, it is also referred to as Cheonhusan. It used to be an arduous 4 km hike up that takes roughly two hours to reach the peak, but now it was cut short by the cable car ride. It is now roughly a 15 minutes hike from the cable car upper station to the mountain top. Views from the top are simply breathtaking.
We took some pictures and stayed up there for like 15 minutes before making our way down to the cable station. The windy condition also makes it harder to stay long. Here are some pictures I took at Ulsanbawi Peak:
Location: Seoraksan-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea.