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Address: 122, Manjanggul-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island 63348, South Korea
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Phone Number: +82 64-782-9266
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Introduction Gimnyeong Maze Park (김녕미로공원) is located between the two major...

Introduction 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!

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There are 3 levels for the visitors to try. The first one is the easiest before you are engaged in a more challenging maze. It is fun if you have 2 groups of children/ people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

fun for the kid to run about the maze to try and reach the golden bell... there are cats at the entrance and around.... beautifully groomed

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 3 levels for the visitors to try. The first one is the easiest before you are engaged in a more challenging maze. It is fun if you have 2 groups of children/ people visiting this place. Not only that they can help their group members to find their way, the competition between the 2 groups makes it more... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearby the lava cave so we stopped by. The size of maze is smaller than expected but good enough for young kids. There's plenty of cats outside the maze entrance which my girl loves.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located next to Manjanggul Cave (a must-visit site), this park is great to let loose your inner child. If you have plenty of time and want to challenge yourself, go in without using the map! Remember to ring the bell when you have navigated through successfully and don't forget to collect all 6 stamps in the maze!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was really windy when we went, but it was still fun! There were so many cats! Great place to stretch your legs and get some fresh air.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It's a new experience to us. It's great. Just walk inside the maze until you find the way. Maybe try and get help from your friends who have reached the tower. It's a great activity. Got some traditional games to play as well. There are lots of big fat cats at the ticketing counter. So cute, so fluffy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Ok ok, to be honest...most of my rating is because of the seemingly endless cats that were here. I hadn't read any reviews of this place before going, I just thought it looked vaguely fun and was located right next yo Manjanggul Cave. Upon arriving, we noticed a couple of cats in the parking lot. I was so excited! When... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Nice walk activity suitable for young and elderly. Cats there very friendly . Nice activity for family to challenge to get out of maze to Ring the bell at the end point

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Navigating the hedge maze and labyrinth was an enjoyable activity. I think it is more fun to not use the map given to you, but it will take longer. The "museum" doesn't offer much more than a few puzzles. It cost ₩9,000 per person.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

You pass the Maze Park when you head towards the Lava Cave. My mum and I went to the park after the cave on our way back up to the main road to catch the bus. It was a fun way to kill some time.

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