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Petroglyphs of Cheonjeon-ri, Ulju (울주 천전리 각석)

  • Petroglyphs of Cheonjeon-ri, Ulju (울주 천전리 각석)
  • Petroglyphs of Cheonjeon-ri, Ulju (울주 천전리 각석)
  • Petroglyphs of Cheonjeon-ri, Ulju (울주 천전리 각석)
  • Petroglyphs of Cheonjeon-ri, Ulju (울주 천전리 각석)
Address
Cheonjeon-ri, Dudong-myeon, Ulju-gun, Ulsan
울산광역시 울주군 두동면 천전리
Type
Monuments/ Historical Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-52-277-0101
Homepage
tour.ulju.ulsan.kr(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
www.cha.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Petroglyphs refer to the paintings in which objects and symbols are carved, pecked, and colored on rocks, huge cliffs and cave walls.

    Some of these rocky paintings are from as early as the late Paleolithic Era, but mostly they are seen from the New Stone Age, Neolithic Era and Bronze Age in which times these paintings were abundant.

    The upper part of the rock shows various animals including deer pecked into the rock, and the lower part of the rock has writing and drawings of humans, and animals made by penciling.
    As for the upper part, it is thought to have been made throughout the New Stone Age and Bronze Age to express their consciousness for abundance. In comparision, the painting of a cavalcade, a sailing boat, a dragon, a horse, and a deer and about 300 writings on the lower part of the rock were considered to be done by people during unified Silla, showing their belief of the area as a holy ground.

    Current Status
    National Treasure No. 147 (Designated on May 4, 1973)

    Restrooms
    Public restroom

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