An ancient house in Gangwon-do, the Ojukheon

An ancient house in Gangwon-do, the Ojukheon


Yulgok Yi-I (1536-1584), was a very famous Confucian scholar during Joseon Dynasty, he also was known as a social reformer and a philosopher, completed many great works for literature in Korean history. And Ojukheon is where Yi-I was born and lived.


Yi-I’s mother, Sin Saimdang, a great poet and calligraphist. As we all known, it’s really difficult for people to receive the education back to the old time, but she did and also very talented with painting and embroidery.


She dedicated all herself and educated her son, Yi-I, thus, she is regarded as Korean representative mother figure, and currently also be shown on a South Korean banknote, 50,000 KRW note.



After we know these stories, when we walk into Ojukheon House, we can feel extraordinary traditional and Confucian feeling of the lifestyle of the Joseon dynasty. And there is also a Municipal Museum where you can see the regional remains and some  Buddhist artwork near there.

Address: 24, Yulgok-ro 3139beon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
강원도 강릉시 율곡로3139번길 24 (죽헌동)

Admission fee:

Adults 3,000 won

Youths: 2,000 won

Children: 1,000 won

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