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Jeollabuk-do » Gochang-gun » Gochang Dolmen Site [UNESCO World Heritage] (고창 고인돌군 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

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Gochang Dolmen Site [UNESCO World Heritage] (고창 고인돌군 [유네스코 세계문화유산])   
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Address
74, Goindolgongwon-gil, Gochang-eup, Gochang-gun, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 고창군 고창읍 고인돌공원길 74
Type
Monuments
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-63-560-8666
Homepage
dolmen.gochang.go.kr
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese
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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.
Telephone
+82-63-560-8666
Closed
[Park] N/A (open all year round), [Museum] Mondays
Activity Information
Dolmen Site Train Tour
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.
Operating Hours
Gochang Dolmen Museum: 09:00-18:00
* November-February: 09:00-17:00
* Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Parking Facilities
Available
Admission Fees
Gochang Dolmen Museum
Adults: 3,000 won / Group: 2,400 won
Youths: 2,000 won / Group: 1,600 won
Children: 1,000 won / Group: 600 won

* Group: 30 people or more
Parking Fees
Free
Baby Stroller Rentals
Available
Directions
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).

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