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Traditional Hanok Jogyundang, formerly known as Kim Jong-gil House, was constructed in Yeongwol-gun during the 27th year of King Sunjo (1827). The Korea Tourism Organization presents this mansion as the residence of Kim Jong-il and has designated it as Gangwon-do Cultural Heritage Material No.71.

The house's rooms are organized in the conventional hanok style. Its 120kan size is made up of Haengrangchae, Dongbyeoldang, Seobyeoldang, outer and inner Sarangchae, Anchae, and a temple. (*Kan: a measurement unit for the separation between two columns.) However, Jogyundang, which was largely devastated throughout conflicts including the Korean War and Japanese colonialism, is only preserving its previous appearance for the Anchae chamber. Following that, Sarangchae was renovated in 2007 and a byulchae (annex) was constructed in 2010.

The three rooms in the Outer Sarangchae and the Anchae rooms, out of the nine rooms in the home, have a communal bathroom, while the remaining rooms have private baths. The name Jogyundang translates to "a shining house," and it is proud of its distinctive cultural value, which includes its star-decorated Hapgak (hanok's roof), 800-year-old wood beams, and the sun and moon, which stand for Yin and Yang's guiding principles. Old houses like Jogyundang have a different charm than the homes of everyday aristocrats. The shrine's name is Buddhist in origin, and on the stone wall known as the Hapgak-Hwabangbyeok is the Taoist breath of Yin and Yang. The rich cultural program Jogyundang offers, which includes anything from tea ceremonies to historical storytelling, is another aspect of the city's distinctiveness. The proprietor of Jogyundang has numerous tales to share about the building's past and development.

Starting price: from 100 USD/night (room only).
 

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Jogyundang is an old house with a lot of blessings. A treasure trove where stories are made and passed on. Because the most valuable cultural heritage is the story of the spirit and philosophy handed down in the old house. Jogyundang has been quietly maintaining its place despite numerous storms and waves for 200 years. Discover the hidden stories through a night at Jogyundang, a place filled with warm hearts and stories.”


Rooms

 
The term “Hanok” represents houses that are built and designed in a traditional Korean style. The rates of the rooms at Jogyundang does not included meals but breakfast is available upon request.

 

Main Inner-Sarangchae (1 unit)

  • Main Inner-Sarangchae (1 unit)
  • Main Inner-Sarangchae (1 unit)
  • Main Inner-Sarangchae (1 unit)
Main Inner-Sarangchae (1 unit)
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The Anchae and the courtyard are seen from the Main Inner-Sarangchae.
Room Facilities: Bedroom, private bathroom, refrigerator, storage closet, AC.
Maximum: 6 guests.

Inner-Sarangchae (1 unit)

  • Inner-Sarangchae (1 unit)
  • Inner-Sarangchae (1 unit)
  • Inner-Sarangchae (1 unit)
Inner-Sarangchae (1 unit)
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The Inner-Sarangchae is identical to the Main Inner-Sarangchae in that it faces the courtyard and the Anchae, although it is smaller.
Room Facilities: Bedroom, private bathroom, refrigerator, storage closet, AC.
Maximum: 4 guests.

Main Outer-Sarangchae (1 unit)

  • Main Outer-Sarangchae (1 unit)
  • Main Outer-Sarangchae (1 unit)
  • Main Outer-Sarangchae (1 unit)
Main Outer-Sarangchae (1 unit)
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A room where people may read, or sip tea has floor tables, sofas, and bookcases that links to the outer-sarangchae.
Room Facilities: Bedroom, private bathroom, shower room, daecheong (living room).
Maximum: 4 guests.

Outer-Sarangchae (3 units)

  • Outer-Sarangchae (3 units)
  • Outer-Sarangchae (3 units)
  • Outer-Sarangchae (3 units)
Outer-Sarangchae (3 units)
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Outer-Sarangchae faces the backyard.
Room Facilities: Bedroom, toemaru (the narrow wooden veranda running along the outside of the building), shared bathroom.
Maximum: 2 guests.

Main Anchae (1 unit)

  • Main Anchae (1 unit)
  • Main Anchae (1 unit)
  • Main Anchae (1 unit)
Main Anchae (1 unit)
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The inner building known as Main Anchae, which has a history of about 200 years, is dignified and elegant in keeping with its status.
Room Facilities: Bedroom, daecheong (living room), shared bathroom.
Maximum: 4 guests.

Anchae Geonneobang (1 unit)

  • Anchae Geonneobang (1 unit)
  • Anchae Geonneobang (1 unit)
Anchae Geonneobang (1 unit)
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The building's impressive rafters were constructed from trees that were 800 years old, and the toemaru elevated floor retains a gloss from years of maintenance.
Room Facilities: Bedroom, toemaru (the narrow wooden veranda running along the outside of the building), shared bathroom.
Maximum: 2 guests.

Annex / Byulchae (1 unit)

  • Annex / Byulchae (1 unit)
  • Annex / Byulchae (1 unit)
Annex / Byulchae (1 unit)
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2009 saw the restoration of Byulchae, which compensates for their relative lack of historical weight with simplicity and modernity.
Room Facilities: a detached-building, bedroom, pantry, shared bathroom, AC.
Maximum: 4 guests.

Facilities and Highlights

 

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Facilities and Highlights


 
  • Jogyundang Historic House highlight
  • Jogyundang Historic House highlight

  • Wearing Hanbok: Guests can dress up in Hanbok, which is Korean traditional clothing and take part in the rich culture.
  • Tea ceremony: a type of tea ceremony that is traditionally performed in Korea. The tea ceremonies performed in Jogyundang provide visitors a chance to unwind.
  • Storytelling history of Jogyundang: Guests can learn the history and structural architecture of Jogyundang by participating and listening to the current owner of the property.
  • Coming of age ceremony: Koreans who turn 20 that current year participate in a coming-of-age ceremony on the third Monday in May to mark their transition into adulthood and carry out their obligations. This has been a long-standing tradition that is extremely precious to Korean culture.

Useful Information

GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 9 guest rooms
Annual closing:
none

Time zone: (GMT+09:00) Seoul
Currency accepted: KRW
Electricity voltage: 220V
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ACCESS
2h30 drive from Seoul (156km) via Gwangju Wonju Expressway – Central Expressway – Silim IC
Airport: Incheon International Airport (ICN) - 195 km
Bus Station: Jaecheon Bus Terminal (Jucheon Nonghyeop) – 250 m

CONTACT
27, Gogaok-gil, Jucheon-myeon, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do , South Korea
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“In Jucheon-myeon, Gangwon Province, lies the historic 9-room "hanok" inn known as Jogyundang (House of Kim Jong-gil), which has an almost 200-year history. Recently renovated in 2007, Jogyundang remains a historical site with a more renewed sense.”
Kim, the discoverer.
 

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