|Cheongpung Cultural Heritage Complex (청풍문화재단지)|
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|Cheongpung Cultural Heritage Complex (청풍문화재단지) in Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do contains a variety of cultural heritages and artifacts that were collected from the region before it was flooded in 1985 during the construction of Chungjuho Lake. Here, visitors can see Hanbyeokru Pavilion, Seokjo Yeoraeipsang Buddha, Paryeongru Pavilion, Geumanmru Pavilion, Geumbyeongheon Hall, Eungcheonggak Pavilion and the Cheongpung Confucian School as well as nearly 2,000 household artifacts. It has become an outdoor museum of the glorious culture of the upper reaches of Namhangang River.
Hanbyeongnu Pavilion (National Treasure No. 528)
The building was a government office that was built during the four-year reign of Chungsuk, king of the Goryeo Dynasty (1317), in celebration of Cheongpung-hyeon becoming Cheongpung-gun, the larger unit of the administrative district. The building collapsed due to a massive flood in 1972 and then was reconstructed in 1975 according to the original architectural style. This pavilion was constructed on a stone pillar and a column was set on the top that employs the entasis method of applying a convex curve to its surface, (or a slight convexity in its shaft). The building has a façade consisting of a total of four compartments, and three on the flank, with a column of a Korean traditional gabled building in a Jusimpo-gye style. On the right side of the building’s base, ingnang rooms on both sides of the main gate were attached with a terraced style and gambrel roofs on the top, the façade of which has five compartments, one being on the side.
The purpose of the building is still unknown, but it had stood side by side on the left side of the Hanbyeongnu Pavilion. Although there is no known established date, Lee Hwang (1501-1570), the Danyang county governor at that time, started to call it Eungcheonggak in the beginning, under the reign of King Myeong-jong. There is also a written document left by Jeong Se-gyu, the governor of Chungcheong-do, who stayed at the pavilion in 1637. Government official Hyeon In-bok repaired the pavilion in 1990 during the 37-year reign of King Gojong. The original address was 203-1 Eup-ri, Cheongpung-myeon, but it was moved to its current location in 1983 due to the construction of the Chungju Dam. It is a two-story building where the first floor is a huge chunk of soil and stone. The house contains three compartments at the front, and both sides were built on a soil block with an angled roof that has eight sides. Also, a wooden staircase is attached on the left side of the building for ascending to the second floor.
Cheongpung Cultural Heritage Complex also offers a beautiful riverside drive (10km-long) along the road from Multae-ri to Jecheon. Beginning in mid-April, the Cheongpung Cherry Blossom Festival is held in the area of Cheongpung Cultural Heritage Complex and Cheongpungho Lake.
Yeolliji (연리지) and Yeollimok trees are famous here. If two trees grow in close proximity for a long time, they grow together, which is called ‘Yeolli.’ Because the two trees are united into one, they are often compared to ‘passionate love’ (widely known as a ‘Love Tree’). These trees are called either ‘Yeolliji’ (branches are connected) or ‘Yeollimok’ (trunks are connected). The former is far rarer than the latter.
|March~October 09:00-18:00 / November~February 09:00-17:00|
|* Individual - Adults 3,000 won / Youths 2,000 won / Children 1,000 won
* Group (30 people and more) - Adults 2,500 won / Youths 1,500 won / Children 800 won
Free: Children (ages under 8) / Seniors (ages 65 and older) / People with disabilities along with one guardian / Men of national merits
|- Board the bus to Jecheon at Dong Seoul Terminal
(Departure 8 times a day (06:30-09:00), 2 hour ride)
- Board the bus to Cheongpung (No. 90) at Jecheon Bus Terminal or Jecheon Station (Departure every hour, 40 minute ride)
- 30 minute distance by taxi from Jecheon to Cheongpung