The Jeongok-ri Prehistoric Site (전곡리 선사유적지), is a prime site on the Korean peninsula for the study of Paleolithic relics, and was unearthed after the discovery of a stone implement by an American soldier who was visiting an amusement park near Hantangang River in the winter of 1978. It was identified as an Acheulean Paleolithic stone implement by an expert, and gained the attention of experts from around the world. The Jeongok-ri Prehistoric Site is situated on a basalt deposit that was likely formed during the Precambrian era. More than 3,000 relics have been discovered, allowing extensive Paleolithic research not only by Korean, but also international experts. The Jeongok-ri Prehistoric Site also maintains a Paleolithic Relics Hall, an archive, and other facilities for visitors. There are also outdoor sculptures that represent daily life during the Paleolithic era, erected with the intent of preserving the natural aesthetic. Together, the facilities and sculptures aid our understanding of the Paleolithic era.
1510, Yangyeon-ro, Jeongok-eup, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do[Google Map]
Take the Gyeongwon Line at Dongducheon station on line 1 (06:50-22:50); the train runs at 50 minutes past the hour. Get off at Hantan River station and walk for 7 minutes.
The site is 10 minutes from the Jeongok station of the Gyeongwon Line in the direction of Hantan River.
Adults: 1,000 won / Students: 500 won
※ Group tour: Group of 20 or more gets 20% off the regular ticket price
※ Free: Seniors (Ages 65 and more) and Infants (Ages 3 and below)
For tour inquiries: +82-31-839-2561~3
infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info +82-839-2561,3
usetime: March-October 09:00-18:00
* Last ticketing 30 min before closing