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Gochang Dolmen Site [UNESCO World Heritage] (고창 고인돌 유적 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

  • Gochang Dolmen Site [UNESCO World Heritage] (고창 고인돌 유적 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gochang Dolmen Site [UNESCO World Heritage] (고창 고인돌 유적 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gochang Dolmen Site [UNESCO World Heritage] (고창 고인돌 유적 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gochang Dolmen Site [UNESCO World Heritage] (고창 고인돌 유적 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gochang Dolmen Site [UNESCO World Heritage] (고창 고인돌 유적 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gochang Dolmen Site [UNESCO World Heritage] (고창 고인돌 유적 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gochang Dolmen Site [UNESCO World Heritage] (고창 고인돌 유적 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gochang Dolmen Site [UNESCO World Heritage] (고창 고인돌 유적 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gochang Dolmen Site [UNESCO World Heritage] (고창 고인돌 유적 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
Address
74, Goindolgongwon-gil, Gochang-eup, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 고창군 고창읍 고인돌공원길 74 (고창읍)
Type
Monuments/ Historical Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-63-560-8666
  • Information
    Introduction
    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.

    Closed
    [Park] N/A (open all year round)
    [Museum] Mondays, January 1, & holidays designated by Gochang-gun

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