|Honbul Literary House|
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|‘Honbul’ is an epic novel written about three generations of women from the Namwon Lee clan living under the rule of the Japanese in the 1930s. The word ‘Honbul’ literally means ‘a torch of the soul’ and refers to the indomitable spirits of the women that persevered through hard times. The novel was written by the late Choi Myeong-hee over the period of 17 years and remains a much celebrated novel.
Sangsin Village and Nobong Village in Namwon-si were the author’s hometown and served as the background of the novel ‘Honbul’. Located inside the village is a traditional Korean house that is an example of yangban (noble class) architecture and the Honbul Literary House, where visitors have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the novel ‘Hobul’. At the entrance of Nobong Village stands a pair of jangseungs (Korean traditional totem poles), welcoming visitors inside.
|October 20, 2004|
|Residences of the head families, Site of Nobongseowon Confucian Academy, Cheongho Reservoir, Saeambawi Rock, Dalmaji Dongsan Mountain, Hoseongam Hermitage, Rock-carved Buddha of Nojeokbong Peak, Neutbau Pass|
take a local bus bound for Samae-myeon, Nobong Village.
Get off at Seodo Station.
Local Bus Info: Runs 4 times a day, Travel time: 40min