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Great cultural site

This was the home of a great political philosopher and artist in Korea history highly regarded in... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
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Must see!

Beautiful and well maintained, very little modern updates, gives you a real sense of what the villa... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Steve C
Seoul, South Korea
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431 Unjeong-dong, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This was the home of a great political philosopher and artist in Korea history highly regarded in Korean politics and ideology. Very English friendly and a very interesting tour. I would liken it to their version of Monticello.

1  Thank tigerjr
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Beautiful and well maintained, very little modern updates, gives you a real sense of what the villa was like in 1500's. Shady places, quite and lots of photo opportunites for couples.

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Still occupied by members of the original family, this traditional villa is beautiful and in excellent conditions.There are several buildings, a lotus pond and a small museum; everything in a green an well kept area, surrounded by trees and gardens. Very close the lake and...More

Thank Jupiter81
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is how the wealthy lived centuries ago in Korea. The place is very large and has lots of buildings to tour. There is a lot of history here, and it is very well maintained.

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is a very beautiful place. The buildings well maintained and you can see into most of them. The gardens are beautiful also. Would recommend for history lovers.

Thank JimandSuki_11
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

It is very famous for 99 Kan house. Kan is between the two column in house. Just broadly speaking 1 Kan is 1 room. (Just for easy understanding ) In my opinion it will be good visit together when you visit Gyeongpo beach and Ojukheon...More

Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Traditional upper class villa. Now a government maintained tourist site but was occupied by member of the original family until recently. Restoration includes a museum and guest house accomidations with meals. (Best to make a reservation as rooms are limited.) Excellent photo site includes a...More

2  Thank Bob G
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We stopped here as part of the k shuttle tour It was interesting. We had seen various traditional homes over the past five days, so I wasn't as mesmerized as I was the first time going through. Most of the rooms are empty so u...More

Thank scrappying
Reviewed 14 September 2015

It was my first Hanok experience and I enjoyed my stay in Seongyojang. The place itself is huge with some of different types of Hanok. I stayed one night in the thatched house which was the residence of butler in charge of housekeeping for the...More

Thank Amalia R
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Gangneung Seongyojang is one of the former upper class residences of noble family of Gangneung city. If you're interesed in Korean history, surely visit here. And there are many attractions nearby Seongyojang (Gyeongpodae, Gyeongpo beach, Ojukheon, Daegwallyeong Museum and so many others)

4  Thank FineLeeJY
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