Hwasun County, Korea

Dolmens are megalithic stones, found both in Europe and in Asia, that mark the burial of prehistoric elites. Those in Hwasun date to the 6th-5th century BC, later than Gochang and Gonghwa. Seen here is a "go board" (southern) type of dolmen, in which a capstone is supported upon a set of smaller stones and the burial is placed underground.

There are hundreds of dolmens scattered around Hwasun County, between Hyosan-ri and Daesin-ri. There is also a Dolmen Park in nearby Suncheon-si, created to display dolmens that had to be relocated from the floodplain of the Juam Reservoir.