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Are you curious about Jeju? If you are curious! Jeju pony experience park - Seogwipo, Jeju, Korea

Fun sculptures installed in front of the pony experience park

Are you curious about Jeju? If you are curious! Jeju pony experience park

Seogwipo, Jeju, Korea

Located in the middle mountainous area of Pyoseon-myeon, Jeju, Kashiri Village is a historic town where 600-year-old pastoral culture lives and breathes. It is the site of the Noksanjang, the largest of all the mountain horses in Jeju, where the old horses were raised, and Gapjangjang, the breeding site for the best horses of the Joseon Dynasty. There is a pony experience park that contains the history and culture of the old town, and it has long been a place where it has been considered as the best horse pasture since ancient times. The pony experience park is equipped with accommodation facilities such as a pony museum and horseback riding, as well as a guest house and a camping ground, making it a perfect destination for two days and one night.
Korea's first relip museum, pony museum
The pony museum, also introduced in Prof. Hong-joon Yoo's “My Cultural Heritage Survey: Jeju”, was built and operated directly by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in the village of Kashiri, and has a meaningful title as the nation's first re-lip museum. The Lipe Museum is never a place to take a look around. It is a unique exterior that stands out from a distance, and various facilities create a unique sense of homogeneity with the surrounding environment, giving it a more stylish and harmonious feeling. In particular, the achromatic circular building modeled after the ascension causes more curiosity to see what is inside.
Pony Experience Park signboard and pony museum in the distance
The interior exhibition hall introduces Jeju's native pony and Jeju's long-term pastoral culture. Although it is not large, you can find yourself becoming an 'Jejuma' expert by looking at each of the displayed panels. Jeju horse is the official name of the native pony of Jeju. In the past, it has been called under various names such as guama, a horse, a native horse, and a Jeju native horse because it passes under a fruit tree.
Jeju pastoral culture history panel organized by year
Jejuma began to decline rapidly due to automobile culture in the modern era. Although Jejuma has a short neck and legs and a small body, it is proud of its strong constitution, gentleness and endurance.
Horse-related artifacts on display at the museum
After going around the exhibition hall, you will master Jeju Island, that is, the pony's origin, history, habits, and usage.
Horse-related artifacts on display at the museum
The end of the exhibition leads to the roof garden on the third floor. When you climb here, the surrounding landscape spreads out like a 360-degree panorama, with wide grasslands and raised convex, sparsely visible pine trees (stone walls for ranch borders) and huge wind farms. In clear weather, you can clearly see the sea south of Seogwipo and Mt. Halla. Slowly walk through the roof garden and take in the fantastic scenery created by nature in your eyes and mind. It will provide wonderful memories that you will never forget.
I wrote down funny Jeju proverbs related to horses on the glass window.
The other side of the exhibition hall is decorated with a cafe where you can rest for a while. It is a name that goes very well with the heart cafe and pony museum. It serves healthy food made from fair trade coffee and ingredients produced in Kashiri Village. Pony juice made from phage carrots and organic citrus fruits is also delicious, and Halla Mountain lava bread with a fun shape and name is also recommended.
'Heart' cafe providing healthy food
It can be said that some of the proceeds are returned to the community and used for good things, so it is possible to rest with a more pleasant heart.
Pony juice that tastes good and good for your body
In addition, various works and souvenirs on the theme of horses are displayed, and some are available for purchase.
Works created by artists residing in Kashiri Village
When the art shop being built at the entrance of the museum is completed, you can see more works and cultural and art tourism products.
Works created by artists residing in Kashiri Village
Let's ride a real horse now! Follow Rain Horseriding Course
Now that you've studied hard on horses, it's time to go to practice. In the pony experience park, there is a horseback riding course where you can ride on the open meadow. The village ranch where the Dalbybi Horseriding Course was established was the site of the Gapjang, where the best horses have been raised since the Joseon Dynasty. Here you can experience horse riding while interacting with horses. The horseback riding experience is divided into a basic course (approximately 1.2 km), a meadow course (approximately 2.5 km, and approximately 3.5 km), and an outing course (approximately 13 km) around the track. The price ranges from 10,000 to 100,000 won.
You can also experience horse riding at the non-riding course.
In addition to horseback riding experience, it also runs a horse management experience program. Participating in the program allows you to have a special experience of sharing rapport with horses, such as picking up, brushing, filling the saddle, and feeding.
Since the instructor accompanies, even beginners can experience it without difficulty.
Overnight in the meadow, Ger Guest House & Pony Camping
If you want to experience one night on the meadow, we recommend staying at the Ger Guest House. As if you were in Mongolia, there are four mongolian round tent houses side by side on the grassland next to the museum. Ger is an eco-friendly house that is cool in summer and warm in winter, making it a perfect accommodation for pony experience parks. In particular, the starry night sky, like a star is pouring, will make any luxurious clothing soft. The sound of grassworms coming from far away in silence and the sound of a horse's hoof passing through the door in the early morning makes you feel many times more real. The ger village consisted of 1 bed (4 single beds) and 3 ondol-type standing rooms (8 adults, 14 to 18 children).
Ger Guest House Interior
There is a restaurant building with well-equipped kitchen facilities, a toilet and a shower room made using a closed telephone booth. The guest house fee is 20,000 won per person, and breakfast (6,000 won) is provided in a buffet style in the restaurant building.
Toilets and shower rooms with ideas that make use of the closed telephone booth
If you are a camper, you can use the camping site created next to Ger Village. The pony camping site is equipped with various facilities such as a sink, a restaurant, and a shower, so that not only a professional camper but also a beginner can enjoy nature together. All camping equipment can be rented on request. It is a beautiful space facing nature just one step away. At night, how about sharing a bonfire with family, lovers, and friends, and sitting around with a fire and sharing stories that you haven't been able to share? Sometimes the event takes place on an outdoor stage with lighting facilities, so it might be a good idea to check the schedule in advance. The camping fee is 15,000 won per seat per team, and the equipment rental fee is 60,000 to 100,000 won.
Let's spend a night at the campsite behind Gerna
I like it here too! Noksan-ro & Daeroksan, Dalbioreum
The pony experience park has many attractions to visit. Noksan-ro, adjacent to the park site, is a famous drive course that has been selected as one of the '100 best Korean roads'. In spring, yellow rapeseed flowers bloom on the side of the road, giving a bright spring outing. There are spots for parking on the side of the road, so you can take a commemorative photo at a place you like. At the site where the former Noksanjang was located, there was a braking ranch operated by Korean Air. It's okay to stop by at the Jeongsuk Airline nearby.
Daeroksan (Great Deer Oreum) and Dalbi Oreum are places to miss. Especially in spring, the grassland under Daeroksan becomes a whole field of rapeseed flowers, and the yellow wave is spectacular every time the wind blows. Rapeseed flowers are held here every April. Dalbioreum is called 'Queen of Ascension' because it has several soft ridges. It is a good place to go anytime, but the autumn scenery with silver grass is particularly popular.
Travel information

[Pony Experience Park]
Address: Mt. Gashiri, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju
Contact: 070-4145-3456
home page : www.jorangmalpark.com
Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm (until 6 pm in April to October), closed on Tuesdays
Admission: Adults 2,000 won, teenagers and children 1,500 won / Pony Experience Park integrated package (Museum admission + basic riding course + 1 drink) 12,000 won

1.Nearby Restaurants

Namokdo Restaurant: Gashiri, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si / Grilled raw ribs / 064-787-1212
Euijeonggol Restaurant: Seongeup-ri, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si / Korean Pork Bulgogi, Millet Rice Makgeolli / 064-787-2240 Black Hanwoom Gallery: Topyeong-dong, Seogwipo-si / Black Hanwoo, Hanwoogui / 064-732-1486


Haevichi Resort: Pyoseon-ri, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si / 064-780-8000

Shine Luxury Resort: Tosan-ri, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si / 064-780-7000

Tashi Tele Guesthouse: Gashiri, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si / 010-3785-1070


※ The above information was created in February 2013, and may change later, so be sure to check it before you travel.
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