We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 122, Manjanggul-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju, Jeju Island 63348, South Korea
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+82 64-782-9266
Website
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

Introduction Gimnyeong Maze Park (김녕미로공원) is located between the two major...

Introduction Gimnyeong Maze Park (김녕미로공원) is located between the two major tourist destinations of Manjanggul Cave and Gimnyeongsagul Cave. It was designed by the world famous company Adrian Fisher Minotaur Maze Designs and funded by the life-time savings of an American Professor at Cheju National University, Frederic H. Dustin, whose love for Jeju has kept him on the island for 27 years. This unique maze park contains foliages from all over Asia and has been personally maintained by Dr Dunstan since 1987. Gimnyeong Maze Park contains a maze that has seven images incorporated in it. The maze is in the shape of the Jeju Island, and its images that can be clearly seen from above include the following: a serpent, which was an object of worship on the island until the mid-70s; native horses of Jeju Island, which were brought there by Mongolians as far back as 1276; the ship, the Sparrowhawk, that was shipwrecked on the island in 1653 bringing Hendrick Hamel and his company of Dutch sailors to the Joseon Kingdom; and dolmens that are relics from the Bronze Age. All of these images are famous symbols or landmarks of Jeju Island. There are three skywalks called ‘gureum dari’ and an observatory, which are popular photo sites for tourists. They offer panoramic views of the entire maze. There are four ways to get through the maze from the entrance. If you use a map, it will take only 5 minutes, but without a map it’s a bit more difficult and can take up to 20 minutes. Some visitors have been known to spend up to 50 minutes lost in the maze before giving up and calling for help!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 192 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Interesting And Fun Place to Visit.

This is located in the eastern part of Jeju Island. Taxi fare is around 30KRW one way. The place is well maintained and lots of Cats running around the park.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alfred R
,
Cavite City, Philippines
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Jeju

Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 115: English reviews
Cavite City, Philippines
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is located in the eastern part of Jeju Island. Taxi fare is around 30KRW one way. The place is well maintained and lots of Cats running around the park.

Helpful?
Thank Alfred R
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

fun for the kid to run about the maze to try and reach the golden bell... there are cats at the entrance and around.... beautifully groomed

Helpful?
Thank lipingism
Msia
Level Contributor
71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

There are 3 levels for the visitors to try. The first one is the easiest before you are engaged in a more challenging maze. It is fun if you have 2 groups of children/ people visiting this place. Not only that they can help their group members to find their way, the competition between the 2 groups makes it more... More 

Helpful?
Thank ChloeLau
Singapore
Level Contributor
62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Nearby the lava cave so we stopped by. The size of maze is smaller than expected but good enough for young kids. There's plenty of cats outside the maze entrance which my girl loves.

Helpful?
Thank Piscesmommy
Level Contributor
68 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Located next to Manjanggul Cave (a must-visit site), this park is great to let loose your inner child. If you have plenty of time and want to challenge yourself, go in without using the map! Remember to ring the bell when you have navigated through successfully and don't forget to collect all 6 stamps in the maze!

Helpful?
Thank thetravellingfugu
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

It was really windy when we went, but it was still fun! There were so many cats! Great place to stretch your legs and get some fresh air.

Helpful?
Thank Angie D
Level Contributor
37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It's a new experience to us. It's great. Just walk inside the maze until you find the way. Maybe try and get help from your friends who have reached the tower. It's a great activity. Got some traditional games to play as well. There are lots of big fat cats at the ticketing counter. So cute, so fluffy.

Helpful?
Thank Nurul A
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Ok ok, to be honest...most of my rating is because of the seemingly endless cats that were here. I hadn't read any reviews of this place before going, I just thought it looked vaguely fun and was located right next yo Manjanggul Cave. Upon arriving, we noticed a couple of cats in the parking lot. I was so excited! When... More 

Helpful?
Thank greynotesfall
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Nice walk activity suitable for young and elderly. Cats there very friendly . Nice activity for family to challenge to get out of maze to Ring the bell at the end point

Helpful?
Thank Caroline C
Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Navigating the hedge maze and labyrinth was an enjoyable activity. I think it is more fun to not use the map given to you, but it will take longer. The "museum" doesn't offer much more than a few puzzles. It cost ₩9,000 per person.

Helpful?
1 Thank Becky R

Travellers who viewed Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park also viewed

 
Jeju, Jeju Island
 

Been to Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Singapore, Singapore
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Jeju Kimnyoung Maze Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?