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Fossilized Dinosaur Egg Site

Located in Hwaseong's Gojeong-ri, this is one of only three fossilized dinosaur egg sites in the world. It is a popular spot for children to have an exciting nature learning experience. Nearly one hundred million years ago, in the Cretaceous period of the Mesozoic Era, this was the habitat of dinosaurs. Discoveries here include some 200 fossilized dinosaur eggs and eggshell fragments, as well as plant fossils. World-wide, fossilized dinosaur eggs have been discovered mostly in China and Mongolia. It is very rare to discover such a large number in a cluster, like this site. More fossils are believed to lie hidden below the mud. A national museum of natural history is planned for the Hwaseong Fossilized Dinosaur Egg Site, and in July 2010, an MOU was signed with three major museums of natural history, including the Smithsonian Institution (USA), Natural History Museum (UK), and Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (France). The site has been designated as Natural Treasure No. 414. Exciting and thrilling experiences are available at the visitor center. Fossil processing and storage facilities are open for visitors to observe the process of separating dinosaur eggs and bones from fossils. Families can also enjoy strolling on an elaborate wooden walkway leading to the original fossil site, passing scenery like vast tidal flats and fields of reeds. Resting spots and scattered pavilions built of hewn logs are a bonus, along with the spectacular glow of the setting sun.

Directions

- Location : 659, Gongnyong-ro, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
- Tel : 031-357-3951,3961