|Ullimsanbang House (진도 운림산방)|
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|On the foot of Mt. Cheomchalsan (485m), bordering Ssangyesa Temple to the North, sits Ullimsanbang. The building was once a home to the famous artist, Heo Yu during his last years, after his master Kim Jeong-hee (1789~1856), a noted scholar, passed away.
Ullimsanbang is named after the romantic scenery of the mountain peaks nearby the Mt. Cheomchalsan appearing hazily amidst the foggy mist. According to Heo Yu’s writings, ‘Mongyeonrok’ once had various flowers and trees blossomed, but it had long been abandoned beyond recognition before undergoing restoration by his grandson, Heo Geon (1907~1987) in 1982.
Surrounding the Mt. Cheomchalsan, Ullimsanbang has a C-shaped tile-roofed house containing a workroom among numerous bedrooms. It houses a wooden cottage at the rear and the So-Chi (Heo Geon’s pen name) Memorial to the right. Many of Heo family’s artworks are displayed here. At the middle of the courtyard, a crape myrtle stands gracefully on a small six-meter island floating on a pond of lilies.
*Ullimsanbang was one of the filming locations for the movie, Scandal(2003). The scene where the three main actors were on a boat ride was shot here.
|Local Monument No. 51 (October 29, 1981)|
|09:00 - 18:00
※ last admission is 30 min before closing
2,000 won / Group 1,500 won
Youths (13-18) 1,000 won / Group 700 won
Children (7-12) 800 won / Group 500 won
*Group: 30 or more people
|Take an intercity bus from Central City Terminal (Seoul Express Bus Terminal station, Subway Line 3,7) to Jindo
(Bus schedule: 07:35-16:35, runs 4 times a day / Estimated travel time: 4hrs 10min)
From Jindo Intercity Bus Terminal, take a bus to Sacheon-ri. (30-min ride)
(Bus schedule: 7:30, 10:30, 13:30, 16:30, 18:10)