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Isidore Farm (이시돌목장)_Meet The Ctesiphon Arch of Bagdad in Jeju
The only Ctesiphon arch in Korea, it has been there for over 50 years, since 1961. It is not Jeju style at all, but the Isidore Ranch is the only place you can see this one-of-a-kind architecture in Korea. The farm and Ctesiphon is one of hottest places among local travelers seeking a special photographic memory. The Ctesiphon, which is an old farmhouse named after the great archway of the historically significant ancient city of Mesopotamia, which it is said to resemble, dominates the center of the large Isidore Ranch, against the backdrop of a cerulean blue sky. If it’s sunny and clear, you could probably get a fantastic shot. The road to the farm itself will make your expectations high as well.
· Dramas & CF filmed here: MBC drama ‘Mama’(2016, starring Song Yoona&JeongJunho),
CF of Sony Korea (2009, starring So Jisup)
· Ctesiphon: Ctesiphon was originally built by Patrick McGlinchey, an Irish priest who was the founder of Saint Isidore
Farm on Jeju, to use for a house on farm. It also has been used as a pig house, feed house or cathedral. This style
house was introduced and built on mainland Korea as well, but now this is the only one remaining in Korea.
· Admission: Free
· Location: 53, Sallongnam-ro, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si
How to get here
[From Jeju Bus Terminal] Take buses 251, 252, 253 or 254 & stop at ‘Dongkwang Transit Center 6’ (27 stops, 52 mins.) → transfer
to bus no. 783-2 at Dongkwang Transit Center 3’ & stop at ‘Isidore Complx’ (2 stops, 5 mins.) → walk for about 12 mins. (810m)
[From Seogwipo Bus Terminal] Take bus no. 282 & stop at ‘Dongkwang Transit Center 4’ (29 stops, 39 mins.) → transfer to bus
no. 783-2 at Dongkwang Transit Center 3’ & stop at ‘Isidore Complx’ (2 stops, 5 mins.) → walk for about 12 mins. (810m)
· Note: No. 783-2 bus is a feeder line bus, so the intervals between buses are too long. Be sure to check the bus schedule ahead
to avoid lengthy waiting or take a taxi at 'Dongkwang Transit Center' station.