Destinations by Region

Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)

  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)
  • Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)

VisitKorea does not guarantee the quality of products or services introduced on its site and is not responsible for any direct or indirect losses resulting from use of said products or services.

Address
Chang-dong 4-ri, Bongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
강원 평창군 봉평면 창동4리
Type
Old Houses/ Birth houses/Folk Villages
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-33-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-330-2771
Homepage
www.hyoseok.org (Korean only)
http://en.yes-pc.net
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese,
German)
  • Information
    Introduction
    The Lee Hyo-Seok Culture Village is the place where the author Lee Hyo-Seok (penname “Gasan”) was born and raised. The village is also the setting of the author’s story "When the Buckwheat Blossoms,” one of the most celebrated Korean short stories to date.

    In 1990, the village place was designated ‘the first national cultural village,’ by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The village is comprised of the author's birth house, a water mill, Chungjujip, Gasan Park, Lee Hyo-Seok Memorial Hall, and the buckwheat museum. At the height of the blossoming season, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of snowy-white fields of buckwheat flowers and from late August to early September, the annual Lee Hyo-Seok Cultural Festival takes place.

    The Lee Hyo-Seok Cultural Festival commemorates the modern Korean writer and features buckwheat-themed programs. Events include a Hyo-seok essay contest, traditional performances, a costume parade, a photo contest, and "When the Buckwheat Blossoms" films and performances. During the festival, visitors can enjoy makguksu (buckwheat noodles) and buchim (buckwheat pancakes) and tour the locations that appear in the famous short story.

    Telephone
    +82-33-330-2770

    Fax
    +82-33-335-2377

    Closed
    Every Monday (Closed on the day after if Monday is a holiday), New year’s Day, Lunar New Year’s Day, Chuseok

    Operating Hours
    May-September 09:00~18:30 / October-April 09:00~17:30

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    [Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall]
    Individuals
    - Adults 2,000 won / Middle & High school students 1,500 won / Elementary school students 1,000 won

    Groups
    - Adults 1,500 won / Middle & High school students 1,000 won / Elementary school students 500 won

    Local residents
    - Adults 1,000 won / Middle & High school students 750 won / Elementary school students 500 won

    * Groups of 20 people or more

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Free wheelchair rental services (Tourist Information Center), reserved parking spaces, separate restrooms

  • Tourist Sites
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Transportation