Gimnyeong Maze Park is located in Gujwa-eup, Jeju city which is east side of Jeju and also near from Manjanggul Lava Tube. This Maze is an expression of one man’s appreciation for his adopted home. Dr. Frederic H Dustin, (born in Bellingham, WA in 1930) first came to Korea in 1952. He and Mrs. Dustin moved to Jeju from Seoul back in 1971. He taught in the Tourism Department of Jeju National University until his retirement in Dec 1994. The maze project was conceived of as a way to spend his golden years in his adopted home as well as serve as a legacy for the future. Land preparation was started in 1983 with the first seedlings from cuttings planted in Nov 1987.
Though at considerable expense, the maze is maintained as close to ‘nature’ as possible; rather than concrete paving-stones, Jeju’s reddish cinder-like lava (the material of most of the Island’s parasitic volcanos – oreum) is used on the pathways. The over 2,200 very aromatic, intensely green ‘Leyland Cypress’ tress which form the hedges impart a distinct woodland experience. The 120 meter Cedar planked broadwalk protects the natural landscape and provides smooth and safe access / exit.
There are also 7 symbols of Jeju in this maze park. It would be enjoyable to find the hidden symbols of Jeju and complicated pathways.
*Operating Hours :
General operating hours: 08:30-18:30
Spring (March-June) 08:30-18:00
Summer (July-August) 08:30-19:00 (nighttime opening: until 22:00)
Autumn (September-November) 08:30-18:00
Winter (December-February) 08:30-17:30
Last admission at 18:00.
*Admission Fees : Adults 3,300 won / Youths (ages 13-18) 2,200 won / Children (ages 6 and up) 1,100 won / Seniors (ages 65 and up) 2,200 won