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Oeam Village (외암마을)

  • Oeam Village (외암마을)
  • Oeam Village (외암마을)
  • Oeam Village (외암마을)
  • Oeam Village (외암마을)
  • Oeam Village (외암마을)
Address
13-2, Oeamminsok-gil 9beon-gil, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
충청남도 아산시 송악면 외암민속길9번길 13-2
Type
Old Houses/ Birth houses/Folk Villages
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-41-541-0848
Homepage
oeam.co.kr (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Oeam Village is occupied by the families of its founder Ye-an Lee who settled here about 500 years ago. There are about 86 Giwa houses and straw houses with narrow stone fence alleyways between them. When you walk along the stone fences you can experience the deep tradition roots of the historic village. You can see all kinds of trees in the front yard of the houses, such as persimmon trees, apricot trees, chestnut trees, and gingko trees. At the front entrance to the village you can see the totem pole guardian, and daily artifacts of the Joseon Period (1392-1910) such as treadmills, millstones, water mills, and thatched roof houses. The stone fence roads and Yusil wine add to the traditional atmosphere of the place.

    The most famous houses in the Oeam Village are the 'Yeongam Gunsu' House and 'Ichampan' House. Yeongam Gunsu House has a beautiful garden with thick trees blending with pond and stones. No one lives at the house anymore. Its entrance has a sign which is said to be written by Chusa Kim Jeong-Hee. Ichampan House is designated as Important Folk Monument, and people who live here have been making a folk wine called Yeonyeopju for generations. This wine has also been designated as an Intangible Cultural Asset. It was a wine offered to the king every spring and is made with Nuruk (glutinous rice) and Yeongeun, mixed with fermented evergreen leaves.
    The entire village of the Oeam Village is called a living museum, because the old ways are so well preserved everywhere. It takes about an hour and a half to go through the entire village.

    Activity Information
    [Permanent Programs]
    Making yeot (Korean taffy), Nature-dyeing,Making gochu-jang (red chili paste)

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