Attraction San119 Gyorae-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju, Jeju-do 695-961, South Korea Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Jeju Stone Park is special ?
Jeju Stone Park is an ecological and cultural park that displays the history of stone culture pivotal to the history and culture of Jeju Island. The park will be constructed in its entirety by 2020 and its first installments (Jeju Stone Museum, Jeju’s Traditional Thatched-roof Houses, and Jeju Stone Culture Exhibition Hall) were opened in June 2006 seven years after construction began. Because the park covers a wide variety of exhibitions in a large area, visitors may want to take enough time to look around in the park. Befitting the unique natural landscape on Jeju Island, the park is situated nearby oreum small volcanic cones scatted throughout the island. Visitors can arrive at the entrance of the park by walking along what looks like fortress walls on a gentle hill. The entrance itself is a great spot to overlook nearby attractions.
What to explore at Jeju Stone Park?
Jeju Stone Park covers a huge area including lanscaped grounds and gotjawal forest. There is so much to see here including a fantastic underground museum that explores the origins og Jeju Island in great detail. From Kimchi pots and Harubang statues to large rocks and old gate posts, this is a one stop place to see some of the history of Jeju Island. This park is new and is not as busy as you would expect.
Trails lead around the park so the idea is that you walk around and see the various attractions in the park. It is a big place and it could get tiring walking around or if you enjoy this sort of thing will enjoy the walking.
How to get to Jeju Stone Park?
Airport (30min) : New Jeju → Jeongsil → 516 Road (1131) → Bijarim Road (1112) → Mini Mini Land (1118), 1 km after turning left at the crossroad
Middle Gate (45min): 1100 Road (1139) → 1100 Goji Resting Place → Gwaneumsa Temple (1117) → Mystery Road → 516 Road (1131) → Bijarim Road (1112) → Mini Mini Land (1118), 1 km after turning left at the crossroad
Seoguipo (35min): 516 Road (1131) → Seongpanak Resting Place → Bijarim Road (1112) → Mini Mini Land (1118), 1 km after turning left at the crossroad
Seongsanpo (30min): Seongeup Folk Village (1119) → To Jeju (97) → Daecheon-Dong Crossroad (1112) → Sangumburi → Mini Mini Land (1118), 1 km after turning left at the crossroad
By Public Transportation:
Airport (35 min) : Cross-country Bus Terminal (To Namjoro) → Jeju Stone Park
Jungmun (50 min) : Seouguipo Cross-country Bus Terminal (To Namjoro) → Jeju Stone Park
Seoguipo (40 min): Cross-country Bus Terminal (To Namjoro) → Jeju Stone Park
Seongsanpo (45 min): Bus Terminal → Pyoseon (transit, 25 min) → Jeju Stone Park
- GREAT place to spend the day
- Amazing- Like being in the movie Prometheus:)
- Surprisingly good for a place dedicated to stones
- Enormous park - beautiful!
- Great museum and very well put together park
San119 Gyorae-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju, Jeju-do 695-961, South Korea
Tips for you
Jeju Stone Park offers audio guide service to give informative commentary by curators and specialists. 110 PMPs available, input the number for each exhibit Korean and other languages provided - You can borrow the free audio guide at the ticket office. -You need to leave your ID card and phone number. (Teenagers can use an accompanying adult’s ID card.) - One person can borrow up to four units. - For groups, Inquire at the ticket officeService
You cannot cooking, dancing, drinking or smoking in the park. You cannot bring your pets to go here in order to ensure comfortable tours for everyone. Group student tours require a teacher to lead them. You cannot bring the units out of the park. Put the unit around your neck and should be careful not to damage it on the walls or exhibits. You will be responsible for any loss or damage to the audio guide.Rule
“Great museum and very well put together park” You want to know about volcanoes? This is the place. The museum is interactive and informative. And not to mention it houses some of the most beautiful natural volcanic sculptures around. There are three courses to follow in order to see what the park has to offer - taking things at a leisurely pace, this can easily take 3 hours to complete. It is well worth it though - with the some of the paths in course two taking on an enchanted forest appeal. The entrance is 5000 won, and you can get to the park on the Jeju City Tour Bus. The stops are just outside the park. A good poncho will serve better during rainy weather than an umbrella here, as there are parts of the course with low lying foliage (and the wind can be a little ferocious at times too)