As this is my final semester I made a promise to myself to explore Ulsan more because, who knows, this could be my last chance to see this city.
One of my target sites to visit is Taehwaru (태화루). It is a traditional-style pavilion that is located by Ulsan’s main river, Taehwa River (태화강), and near the old downtown Seongnamdong. Together with Taehwaru, I also aimed to visit this nice looking footbridge that I always see whenever I go to Seongnamdong or whenever I go to church.
I aimed to conduct my visit in the evening because I see it prettier with the lights and all. I will re-visit it on daytime next time, together with the Bamboo Forest (another item on my list).
Sundaeguk (순대국) dinner to jumpstart my journey
Since I arrived at Seongnam-dong area a little early, I decided to visit this small wet market nearby, and this bakery that my friend Mayzonee has been raving about. In the market, I saw this sundaeguk shop and I was not able to resist to have a quick meal before I go to Taehwaru.
The majestic Taehwaru
There’s a good contrast between the “old” (Taehwaru) and the “new” (the modern-looking buildings at the horizon
From Taehwaru, the footbridge (my second destination) can also be seen – check out the 3/2 arches at the right side
Liking this shot with a mid-age couple strolling, plus the twin towers
I wanted to capture the brick wall more closely
Also saw cherry blossoms starting to spring
This somehow reminds of the horror Korean movie, Wishing Stairs (Oh, my first sighting of Song Ji-Hyo *swoons*)
Now, off to the footbridge. 🙂
Quite far… but the chilly breeze makes the walk nice and memorable
Looking back at Taehwaru midway to the bridge
With grasses to frame the bottom of the shot
Oh, I’m nearer!
Same shot but with the suspension cable lights off
Nice reflection of the lights on the Taehwa River – oh, and I did not realize that night that to my right was the Bamboo Forest
Trust me, this is breathtaking to see in person
Such a unique architecture – Oh, I love Korea!
And so I arrived. 🙂
View from the bridge
Hello from the other side
The city’s motto: “Ulsan For You”
It was such a nice evening for me. One (or two rather) crossed from my bucket-list.