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Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park
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Ranked #14 of 166 things to do in Jeju
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Gimnyeong Maze Park (김녕미로공원) is located between the two major tourist destinations of Manjanggul Cave and Gimnyeongsagul Cave. It was designed by the world famous company Adrian Fisher Minotaur Maze Designs and funded by the life-time savings of an American Professor at Cheju National University, Frederic H. Dustin, whose love for Jeju has kept him on the island for 27 years. This unique maze park contains foliages from all over Asia and has been personally maintained by Dr Dunstan since 1987. Gimnyeong Maze Park contains a maze that has seven images incorporated in it. The maze is in the shape of the Jeju Island, and its images that can be clearly seen from above include the following: a serpent, which was an object of worship on the island until the mid-70s; native horses of Jeju Island, which were brought there by Mongolians as far back as 1276; the ship, the Sparrowhawk, that was shipwrecked on the island in 1653 bringing Hendrick Hamel and his company of Dutch sailors to the Joseon Kingdom; and dolmens that are relics from the Bronze Age. All of these images are famous symbols or landmarks of Jeju Island. There are three skywalks called ‘gureum dari’ and an observatory, which are popular photo sites for tourists. They offer panoramic views of the entire maze. There are four ways to get through the maze from the entrance. If you use a map, it will take only 5 minutes, but without a map it’s a bit more difficult and can take up to 20 minutes. Some visitors have been known to spend up to 50 minutes lost in the maze before giving up and calling for help!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We like this maze a lot as it's not that easy as you can think of. Several times we went to an dead end and travel around similar corners!! Some kids running around to be the first ringing the bell at the finish point. It's a place full of laughter and we enjoyed it very much!!

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Stop by this place right after visiting Manjang Cave. Since we were really walking was a good pit stop to grab some Korean snack.

The main attraction is of course the maze itself. It look rather simple and there were a lot of family with young kids about so being a bunch of young adult we thought that this would literally be a walk in the park.

We grab a map and the self appointed maze expert started to lead the way through the maze. Took some picture and had real fun arguing over the route with our "expert". The turns can be deceiving and hidden but our "expert" was so confident that nothing could stop, as he was so convince we were reaching the end. Just as we were the last turn we we were anticipating a finish line only to discover that we were back at the starting point! At that point it become a race who could exit the maze faster. It was so much fun racing among each other and when we ended up split from the "expert". It was really funny trying to contain our giggle when we found a breakthrough route so others would not realize our current position. All in all it was great fun with a good picture session when you reach the end on an elevated platform. Probably not suitable for individual traveler, elders and traveler looking for something more serene. For family with young kids and group of traveling friend this can be really fun. The appeal comes from the traveling group itself. My experience with the maze "expert" still makes good conversation on how not to solve a problem

Visited February 2012

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Reviewed August 7, 2012

It's a hedge maze straight out of the movies, except with nothing popping up to scare you. It is only the hedge. It takes about 20 minutes to find your way out and costs 3,300 for an adult. It's 500m down the road from Manjanggul cave, so if you're going to the cave you could stop by, but not worth the trip otherwise.

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