Jeju 4·3 Peace Park

  1. Area: 395.380m² (About approx. 4,256ft²)
  2. Creation: Preparation between 2000 – 2001 (basic plan established and location secured). Construction between 2002 – 2016 (1st to 3rd stage construction)
  3. Facilities: Memorial Tablets Enshrinement Room, Memorial Service Altar, Ashes Enshrinement Hall, Tombstone Park for the Missing, Headstone Monument engraved with the  names of the Deceased, Jeju 4·3 Peace Memorial Hall, Jeju 4·3 Peace Education Center, Forest of Peace

Memorial Service Altar

This altar serves as the site where visitors year round honor the victims and appease the deceased with tributes of flowers and incense. It is composed of an arched torch platform and a sculpture titled “An Unlit Fire.” The Memorial Square (10,000m²) is located before the altar.

Memorial Tablets Enshrinement Room

A total of 14,114 memorial tablets of the victims of Jeju 4·3 are enshrined in this room (487.59m²).
A memorial service altar stands in front of the room where the memorial ceremony for the victims is performed.

Ashes Enshrinement Hall

Remains of 400 victims of the massacre exhumed between 2006 and 2010 from the Jeju International Airport and Hwabuk and Taeheung are enshrined in this hall. The excavation site of the Jeju International Airport has been remodeled in the hall to depict the reality of the massacre.

Headstone Monument Engraved with names of the Deceased

This black marble monument (6,183m²) is engraved with names of the victims of Jeju 4·3 and the date they were sacrificed, in the style of a folding screen that embodies oreum (Jeju volcanic cones).
The area also has four towers of Bangsatap (a demon repellent tower), a memorial tower and a sculpture of Gwicheonsang (a soul ascending).

Tombstone Park for the Missing

This park (12,194m²) consists of a total 3,891 tombstones of the victims who went missing after arrested by the military and police.
The headstones were erected in groups by five regional committees (2,011 for Jeju, 444 for Gyeoungin, 445 for Yeongnam, 391 for Honam and 279 for Daejeon) and an additional 219 units were made for the victims of preliminary arrest.

Sculpture ‘Biseol’

Biseol is a sculpture created to appease the souls of a woman named Byeon Byeong-ok (aged 25, from Bongae-dong, Jeju City) and her two-year-old daughter. Both of them died during the full-scale suppression operation that took place in January 1949. They were found near the snow-covered eastern foot of Geochin Oreum.