Haengnam Coastal Walking Path
This shoreline, that snakes around the periphery of Ulleungdo, features steep cliffs and pebble beaches. There is, perhaps, no better way to experience the views of the island’s stunning scenery than by taking a walk along the Haengnam Coastal Walking Path. Take in stunning rock formations, walk through a lush forest and cross paths with fisherman dressed in wetsuits as you make the journey to the end, where the picturesque Haengnam Lighthouse awaits you. If you’re feeling really adventurous, go for a dip in the clear, blue waters, but do so at your own risk.
Visit a Traditional Village at Nari Basin
The Nari Basin is a volcanic depression that lies in central Ulleungdo. Surrounded by rolling hills and punctuated by stalks of sunflowers, this rustic village appeals to visitors not only thanks to its natural beauty, but its tumakjip, traditional houses built with wood and soil. While many of the island’s residents earn a living in the fishing industry, those living in the Nari Basin farm medicinal plants. Sample the local produce at one of the area’s small but tasty restaurants.
Tonggumi Mongdol Beach
At Tonggumi Mongdol Beach in Ulleungdo Island, Gyeongsangbuk-do you can enjoy the views of impressive sea-side cliffs, the glittering ocean, and the dark pebbles that dot the landscape, all at once. There are always waves at this 1km-long and waters range in depth from 1 to 3 meters. It is easy to find the beach, as it is located along the Ulleungdo Coastal Drive. Various facilities such as bathrooms, parking lots, homestays, restaurants, drugstores, supermarkets and inns are found near the beach.
Gongam Rock (Elephant Rock)
Together with Gwaneumssanggul Cave and the Samseonam Rocks, Gongam Rock is one of the three scenic landscapes of Ulleungdo Island. The rock is in the shape of an elephant with its trunk dipped in the water for a drink. It is also called Gumeong Bawi (or Hole Rock) due to a 10-centimeter hole around the trunk. The surface of the rock looks like stacked firewood due to Jusangjeolli (columnar jointing) phenomenon.