|Graveyard of Sinjangjeolgong (신장절공묘역)|
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|The graveyard of Sinjangjeolgong (Sinjangjeolgong
myoyeok) is the site of General Jangjeolgong Sin Sung-gyeom's tomb. Sin Sung-gyeom
(Jangjeolgong is the posthumous name) is regarded as the founder of the
Pyeongsan Sin clan. Together with Hong Yu, Bae Hyeon-gyeong and Bok Ji-gyeom,
they dethroned Gung Ye and helped Wang Geon, the founder and first king of the
Goryeo Dynasty, in claiming the throne.
In 927, as Wang Geon was on the verge of death in this battle as his troops were closely besieged by the enemy, General Sin wore the king's armor and kept fighting for his country with until he died. The enemy thought he was the king so they beheaded him. Hence, Wang Geon was able to escape safely from the battle. The king grieved over the death of General Sin and used a head made of gold for the funeral. To mislead grave robbers, three graves were built even though there is only one dead body.
Chosen as one of top four favorable sites for a grave in Korea, the graveyard is located inside of a dense pine grove. Also at the site are the Yeongjeonggak, Sindobigak, a memorial hall, and a house bulit for a memorial service.
|Gangwon-do Monuments No. 21 (Designated on June 17, 1976)|
|General Sin Sung-gyeom statue, memorial hall, pond, monument, Yeongjeonggak, Sindobigak, etc.|
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|Namchuncheon Station (ITX Train)
Take a taxi to the venue.
(About 15.50 km / Fare: around 16,000 won)
If taking Bus 81, get off at Jangjeolgong Bus Stop.
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