Gochang Dolmen Site [UNESCO World Heritage] 고창 고인돌 유적 [유네스코 세계문화유산]
Dolmens are stone graves that were built during the prehistoric era. These stone landmarks are often compared to the pyramids of Egypt and England's Stonehenge. They are mostly found in Northeast Asia and are particularly abundant in Korea where the total number of known dolmen is estimated to be around 30,000.
One of the areas with the largest concentration of dolmen (over 447 dolmen) is the Gochang Dolmen site in Jeollabuk-do, Gochang-gun, Jungnim-ri. Gochang Dolmen Site holds more dolmen than Hwasun and Ganghwa and boasts dolmen of a variety of shapes sizes, ranging from those under 10 tons to those over 300 tons.
Dolmen at Gochang, Ganghwa, and Hwasun serve as proof that the area was inhabited since the Bronze Age. The Gochang Dolmen Site was officially registered with UNESCO on November 29, 2000.
・Information : Dolmen Site
Departure point: Gochang Dolmen Museum
Schedule: 10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30 (March - October)
Fare: Adults 1,000 won / Youth 700 won / Children 500 won
* The operation of the train can be cancelled in case of rain or snow.
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・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-63-560-8666
・Parking Facilities : Available
・Closed : [Park] N/A (open all year round), [Museum] Mondays
・Operating Hours : Gochang Dolmen Museum: 09:00-18:00
* November-February: 09:00-17:00
* Last admission: 1 hour before closing
From Gochang Bus Terminal, take Bus bound for Jungnim (죽림).
Get off at Gochang Dolmen Museum (고창고인돌박물관).
Or, take Bus bound for Seonunsa Temple (선운사).
Get off at the entrance of Maesan (매산입구, Maesan Ipgu).
74, Goindolgongwon-gil, Gochang-eup, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
At the Gochang Dolmen Museum, visitors can view diverse relics and learn about the Bronze Age and the dolmen (tomb, gravesite, etc.) cultures of the world. In addition to a variety of exhibition halls, the museum also features interactive exhibit spaces that help visitors further explore the main th