This post is part of a series on our visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace on the third day of our Holiday in Seoul, Korea. If you haven't read the first part, that's here: Korea day 3 pt. 1 - Seoul Metro to Gyeongbokgung Palace.

On Jeju island, to the south of Korea, they have stone statues known as Dol hareubangs, or 'Stone Grandfathers'. Similar to Jangseungs, Dol hareubangs feature carved faces, and would be used to scare away evil spirits. Unlike Jangseungs, they also feature a body and arms, and wear a hat resembling a mushroom.

Dol hareubang 돌 하르방

Some more wooden Jangseung:

Jangseung Spirit Posts

Jangseung Spirit Post

Jangseung Spirit Post

A stone Jangseung:

Stone Jangseung

Stone Jangseung

And a replica of a stone Jangseung named Hawondangjanggun (하원당장군) from Namjang-dong (남장동) in Sangju-si (상주시) city, Gyeongsangbuk-do (경상북도) province:

Namjang-dong Hawondangjanggun

Part eleven

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