[Jejudo] Jeju Stone Park
What comes to mind first when we think of Jejudo is a rock with many small holes in it. Stones are not only byproducts of volcanic activity, but also symbols of the traditional culture and life of Jejudo. Jeju Stone Park shows the history of stone culture in Jejudo, a culture which was inspired by legends detailing the creation of the island.
There are three exhibition courses in Jeju Stone Park. Course 1 is from 19-steps to the Jeju Stone Museum. Course 2 follows exhibits of stone culture from the prehistoric ages to the Joseon Dynasty. Course 3 displays reproductions of an old village in Jejudo. In Course 1, sculptures symbolizing the legend behind the creation of Jejudo are displayed on the path to Jeju Stone Museum. This two-storied museum has exhibits detailing the volcanic activities that created the island.
Course 2, the most recommended course, follows exhibits of stone culture from the prehistoric ages to the Joseon Dynasty. This path matches well with the stone exhibits and beautiful trees that surround it. There are many reproductions of various stone remains here as well. The exhibits of the Jeju Stone Museum offer a fascinating glimpse into the lives and beliefs of the island’s people. The park is currently expanding its facilities, with completion slated for 2020.
- Address: Jejudo Jeju-si Jocheon-eup Gyorae-ri San 119
- Telephone: 064-710-7731
- Website: http://www.jejustonepark.com
- Opening hours: 09:00 – 18:00
- Admission fee: Free
- Parking fee: Free
- Guide: An audio guide is available free of charge. ID and contact number required.
- Photogenic spots: Entrance to the 19-stairs; Legend aisle with huge stones on the side; Haneul Pond
– Photo Galleries-
(Visitors Passing stone monuments from the Joseon Dynasty)
(Sunset over a monolith and oreums)
(Quiet walking trail in the forest)