|Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village (이효석 문화마을)|
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|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.
|Every Monday (Closed on the day after if Monday is a holiday), New year’s Day, Lunar New Year’s Day, Chuseok|
|May-September 09:00~18:30 / October-April 09:00~17:30|
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Free wheelchair rental services (Tourist Information Center), reserved parking spaces, separate restrooms|
|Dong Seoul Bus Terminal (Gangbyeon Station, Subway Line 2).
Take an intercity bus to Jangpyeong Intercity Bus Terminal (Gangwon-do).
From the terminal take a bus or taxi to Bongpyeong.