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Stepping Stones of the Pacific

Jeju ISLAND • 2010

Jeju Island is called the “Island of Peace”. Stepping Stones of the Pacific on Jeju Island was built in the heat of the summer just before the rainy season in July 2010. The park was constructed by 27 students from Yantai, Jeju Island, Seogwipo, Vladivostok, Puerto Princesa, and San Diego in one lunar cycle - 30 days. 

Stepping Stones sits at the edge of the ocean looking out to the sea and future; the park has its back against the mountains to commemorate the past and painful memories of war. On the east side of the park a stone spiral contains a sculpture - a “grandmother stone” connected to the sea. On the west side of the park an earth mound with a stone courtyard faces the Pacific, and a large mosaic pearl symbolizes a gift to the future.

This park was built in collaboration with the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, the Jeju International Council and a number of other organizations and people of good will who contributed to make this park a reality; their contributions are enshrined in stones at the park’s entry.

Key Organizations

  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

  • Citizen Association of the Island of World Peace

  • Jeju International Council

  • Jeju National University

  • City of Seogwipo

  • Ilan-Lael Foundation

  • Mission Valley Rotary of San Diego, CA

  • Hayng Yan University, Seoul

  • Dankook University, Seoul

  • University of California, San Diego, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies

  • Far-Eastern State Technical University, Vladivostok

  • Yantai University, Yantai

  • Iberoamericana, Insituto Tecnologico, Tijuana

Stepping Stones of the Pacific, the beautiful Pacific Rim Park at Jeju Island, South Korea was constructed by an international group of supporters and artists. Jeju Island's Pacific Rim Park has been a beacon for unity, peace and the Pacific Family since 2010. Enjoy this video created by friends of PRP from Jeju Island.