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Hwasun dolmen site was designated the world heritage in December of 2000 with Gochang·Ganghwa Dolmen Sites and it means that it was authorized as an excellent cultural heritage with the worth to be protected for the whole mankind.
Hwasun dolmens are distributed within the range of about 5km around the Bogeomjae valley (also named Boseongjae, 188.5m) which connects Hyosan-ri at Dogok-myeon and Daesin-ri at Chunyang-myeon. Hwasun dolmen site is featured by intensive distribution of dolmens within narrow area and preservation of natural environment. In addition, as the quarry of dolmen capstone was discovered at several places, a series of process from quarrying to building dolmens could be observed.
Hwasun dolmen site is designated as Historic Site No. 410 and total 596 dolmens including Gwebawi dolmen district (47), Gwancheongbawi dolmen district (190), Dalbawi dolmen district (40), Pingmaebawi dolmen district (133), Gamtaebawi dolmen district (140), and Daesinri excavation site (46)
Dolmen site admission is available at Hyosan-ri at Dogok-myeon and Daesin-ri at Chunyang-myeon.