Jangsaengpo Whale Culture Village, Ulsan

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Jangsaengpo Whale Museum is a history museum located in Jangsaengpo, Nam-gu, Ulsan, South Korea. It is the only whale museum in South Korea. The museum details Ulsan's history of whaling. Whaling was banned in South Korea in 1986, but whaling artifacts were kept and are now on display in the museum which is built in what was once a central whaling area. It has a 6,946m2 of floor space and includes a dolphinarium where visitors can watch dolphin acrobatic performances, and a 4D theatre.
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  • It was empty, no patrons on a weekday morning. Seven of us were the only patrons there. We took our time to view the exhibits after buying the tickets. The miniature models of the village, the...  more »
  • Not omly is it fun to walk around the culture village and look into the past, but you can do it in vintage costume. You can rent vintage school uniforms while visiting the culture village. It's...  more »
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  • Interesting complex of museum's, old whaling boat, cultural village, tram ride, old battleship, whale Watching tours, and other small areas of interest. We went when they had their annual "Whaling Festival" so there was live entertainment, beer festival, food festival and other items for children. There is onsite parking and small admission fee for some areas. Look in pictures and you can see a price list. About half of the display boards in the museum only have Korean storyboards that explain the whales, cultural tie in and so forth. That being said little children may be bored. But, to peak their interest their is a long slide that they can use to go from the third floor to the second where the exit is. The whaling boat is free to go on and just outside the entrance to the Museum. Also in the immediate area is the whale watching tours and entrance to the overhead Tram Ride to the cultural village. It is 1.6 km long and very interesting. You purchase tickets for a time slot and then come back to the area at the appropriate time and wait. Overall it was an interesting experience.
  • Nice whale and dolphin museum. Museum B is a must if you wanna watch dolphin.
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