The Ma Park in Jeju: Horse-riding and Go-Kart

An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post

From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.

Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on VisitJeju.net,  and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.

If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!

You can fulfill your childhood dream of riding a horse or race against your friends on the Go-Kart course at The Ma Park – Horse Riding Club.

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Address: Jeju, Jeju-City, Hallim-Eup, Wollim 7 Gil 155 The Ma Park (제주특별자치도 제주시 한림읍 월림7길 155 더마파크)

Directions by bus: From Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, take bus #702 for about 1 hour and 5 minutes. Then get off at Hallim-ri bus stop. Transfer to bus #967 and ride for about 20 minutes until you reach The Ma Park (더마파크)  bus stop. Walk for a few minutes to get to The Ma Park. To take the bus back, you can retrace your route. Remember to load up your T-money card!

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First of, let me introduce you to this cute Jeju horse, where you can feed it carrot for 1,000Won a stick. You can watch him trying to eat the stick after finishing the carrot! https://youtu.be/kRKNl5WNZkw

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The Horse Park has a big area for horse-riding, and another area for Go-Karting. You can buy tickets for both at the main center.

The price chart is as follows:

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There are 3 horse-riding courses:

Course A (12,000Won) is about 5-7  minutes. The rider must be at least 36 months old.

Course B (30,000Won) is about 15 minutes. The rider must be at least 7 years old.

Noble Course (80,000Won) is about 50 minutes. The ride must be at leasy 9 years old. This course includes a lesson with an instructor at the Horse Riding Club.

There is one Go-Kart course where you can experience kart racing for 10 minutes. The  price is 25,000Won for a cart with one seat. You can ride a two-seater kart for 35,000Won.

Let’s suit up and meet our horse! You need to wear a riding helmet and boots for course B (which is what I’m taking today).

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After mounting the horse from the steps, you can take some pictures. Then the guide will lead your horse by the rein.

The course takes you through a leisure path. The horses are very calm so you don’t have to worry even if it’s your first time riding. Towards the end of the course, my horse gallops a bit to bypass another group, and then gallops up a slope to head back to the starting point. It was exciting!

Right by the horse-riding course is the Go-Kart course. The course is not very big, but it is still a lot of fun to race against your friends.

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If you prefer to ride with someone (ex. parent and child), you can choose a two-seater kart.

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Remember to put on your helmet and buckle up. The instruction on how to drive the kart was in Korean, but all you need to know is “press the right pedal to speed up, and the left pedal to brake. If you press both pedals at the same time, the brake will not work.” Note also that the steering wheel is not sensitive like in a car, so put some strength into turning the wheel.

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Check out our video to see what it was like to Go-Kart at The Ma Park.

There is also a special horse performance pertaining to the Korean history entitle “1000-year Empire, Goguryeo!” The 58 performers are Mongolians and the show is about 50 minutes.

Price: 18,000Won for adults, 15,000Won for middle & high school students, and 12,000Won for children. Children under 36 months get free admission.

Showtime: March 1 to October 31 – 10:30, 14:30, and 17:00.                                                       November 1 to February 28 – 10:30, 14:00, 16:30

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Official website: http://www.mapark.co.kr/

If you have any question or comment, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

 

 

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