Collective Dolmens at Beomgok-ri

Collective Dolmens at Beomgok-ri

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Address507-5 Beomgok-ril, Hwayang-eup, Cheongdo-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do and other places
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Time machine back to the prehistoric age in search of the origin of Cheongdo!

Dolmens are ancient giant stone monuments, and of a representative tomb style in the Bronze Age. They are distributed throughout northeastern Asia including Korea, in areas of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, and in Europe.
The collective dolmens at Beomgok-ri are located along National Road 20 across the northern part of Hwayang-eup. This is the place where dolmens are most densely gathered in the area neighboring the Cheongdocheon Stream. From the northwest to the southeast in the area of 6,774㎡, 22 dolmens in the east and twelve in the west lie in a row 50m apart. At Songeup-ri and Jinra-ri across the Cheongdocheon Stream, dolmens are located in a row. Judging from the  mentioned above, these areas are thought to have played central roles in the region of Cheongdo.
These dolmens are valuable relics, indicating the power of the dominant group that led the ancient country of Iseo-guk. They are also evidence that Cheongdo has a deep rooted history. These relics are no more than 300m away as the crow flies from the county office, and very easy to locate.