Daewangam Park

Daewangam Park is a resting place in Ilsan, Dong-gu in the city of Ulsan.[1] The total area covers 942,000 square metres (10,140,000 sq ft), and there is a sand field in Ilsan Beach next to the park. Daewangam Park is famous for its lighthouse the guidance of the 'Ulgi'. From the entrance to the park to the lighthouse, there is a 600-meter-long pine forest spanning.[2][3] On the beaches of Daewangam Park, there are huge boulders of rock formations that look like prehistoric dinosaur fossils are lying down. At the end of the park, there is Daewangam. Daegwanggyo Bridge, which connects land and Daewangam, was built and donated by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. in 1995.

Daewangam Park
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationDaewang-am Gong-won
McCune–ReischauerTaewang'am Kong'wŏn
LocationDong-gu, Ulsan, South Korea
Websitedaewangam.donggu.ulsan.kr
Daewangam Park(a day view)
Daewangam Park(a night view)

At night, a subtle neon light encloses surrounding the Daewangam and creates a unique atmosphere. In connection with the scenic beauty of the night, Daewangam Moonlight Festival has been held since 2012. Daewangam Moonlight Festival is a representative cultural event of Ulsan Dong-gu, which is held every year since 2012. Usually, it opens at Daewangam Park during the evening of September to October. In 2017, the event was titled 'The Hundred Years of Light meets the Thausand Years of Sound.' It is performed various cultural performances such as Si-nangsong, dance, and singing. And after the performances, 'Walking along the moonlight' is proceed. There are about 1000 participants attending the event.[4]

And Daewangam Solbaramgil walking festival has been held in 2017. It is a walking festival hosted by Ulsan Dong-gu, the theme of "Let's be drunk with the scent of pine trees and waves." The walking course is 4.1km long and walks from Daewangam Park to nearby Ilsan beach. Around 1,300 people attend this walk festival.[5]

Relevant legendsEdit

This Daewangam has a legend about the 'Queen of Munmu', the Silla Dynasty. The Queen of Munmu passed away after his husband (King Munmu)'s death. And, she reportedly lost at sea to become a dragon to protect donghae.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""`대왕암공원'으로 불러 주세요"".
  2. ^ "대왕암공원, 송림탐방로 조성".
  3. ^ NEWSIS. "울산 동구 대왕암공원 산책로 '걷기 좋은 길'로 탈바꿈". newsis.
  4. ^ "동구 대왕암공원 '달빛문화제' 1,000여명 참석 성황 - 울산매일".
  5. ^ "울산 동구, 대왕암솔바람길 4.1km 구간 걷기 축제". 9 November 2017.

External linksEdit

Official website(in Korean)