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Honbul Literary House (혼불문학관)

  • Honbul Literary House (혼불문학관)
  • Honbul Literary House (혼불문학관)
  • Honbul Literary House (혼불문학관)
  • Honbul Literary House (혼불문학관)
  • Honbul Literary House (혼불문학관)
  • Honbul Literary House (혼불문학관)
  • Honbul Literary House (혼불문학관)
  • Honbul Literary House (혼불문학관)
  • Address 52, Nobongan-gil, Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do
    전라북도 남원시 사매면 노봉안길 52 (사매면)
  • Type Old Houses/ Birth houses/Folk Villages
  • Inquiries • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
    • For more info: +82-63-620-6788
  • Information
    "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 a period of 17 years and remains a much celebrated novel.

    Sangsin Village and Nobong Village in Namwon-si are the hometowns of the author 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 "Honbul." At the entrance of Nobong Village stands a pair of jangseungs (Korean traditional totem poles), welcoming visitors inside.

    Opening date
    October 20, 2004

    New Year's Day, Mondays

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    Residences of the head families, Site of Nobongseowon Confucian Academy, Cheongho Reservoir, Saeambawi Rock, Dalmaji Hill, Hoseongam Hermitage, Rock-carved Buddha of Nojeokbong Peak, Neutbau Pass


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