Dolhareubang Park in Jeju

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!

 

Dolhareubang, or Stone Grandfathers, are the protectors of Jeju island. You can see them all around Jeju, and Dolhareubang Park is dedicated to these steadfast guardians.

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Address: 70 Bukcheonseo 1-gil, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju (제주특별자치도 제주시 조천읍 북촌서1길 70) Tel: 064-782-0570

Directions by bus: From the Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal, you can take bus 701 to Bukcheonrihaedong (북촌리해동) bus stop and walk for about 15 minutes. It’s better to visit with a car if you’re visiting in the summer, since it’s a lot of walking in the heat.

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There is a small cafe where you can rest and buy your ticket. General admission is 4,000won. There is a discount for Jeju residents.

Hours of operation are 9:00am – 5:00pm from November to March, and 9:00am – 6:00pm from April to October.

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Even though you might think that the Dolhareubang Park would only have grey grandfather stones, it’s actually quite colorful. There are different characters painted in vibrant colors throughout the park.

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But the main attraction is of course our dear stone grandfathers. They come in all shapes, sizes, and poses! This dolhareubang is so big that you can sit in the palm of his hand!

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