Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites

Year of UNESCO Registration: 2000

Korean dolmens, a kind of tomb, are prehistoric relics made of huge rocks. They are found in three regions, namely Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa. Hundreds of dolmens are located in each region, and in terms of diversity and density, it is hard to find dolmens like these in any other part of the world. The dolmens in these three sites serve as important heritages in the historical and cultural research of the formation process of the dolmen culture, the social structure of the Bronze Age in Korea as well as prehistoric cultural exchanges in Northeast Asia.

Source: Cultural Heritage Administration

dolmens in Gochang

Source: KBS