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Address: 431 Unjeong-dong, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea

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A Look into the Past

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.

Reviewed 17 April 2016
Bullhead City, Arizona
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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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Bullhead City, Arizona
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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
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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 .

Gangneung, South Korea
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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 lotus pond with overhanging tea/poetry room. Located close to the lake and ocean beach, this... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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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 can peep inside to see the floors and walls. It looks like only 2-3 rooms... More 

Thank scrappying
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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 Noble family. Will definitely back again when I visit Gangneung!

Thank Amalia R
Uiwang, South Korea
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Reviewed 7 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)

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

We went to Gangneung (from Yongpyong ski resort) to enjoy Blowfish sashimi and other seafood delights at this popular summer seaside holiday resort, and although it was mid winter with snow on the beach we got a good idea of the long stretches of beach and wide range of summer activities that are available. Its a long way to travel... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

Seongyojang is the former upper class residence of the Naebeon Lee (1703-1781) family. Like the nearby Ojukheon House, this residence is also in excellent condition. The grounds are beautiful, particularly in the spring/summer. Amazingly, the property used to be accessible by boat, as Gyeongpo Lake was directly in front of Seongyojang at the time it was built. Some features of... More 

Thank kjmagnuson
Sokcho, South Korea
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

this historic residence is a beautiful example of korean architecture. a walk around the quaint living quarters nestled into the korean pine forest is a relaxing way to spend an hour or two. the layout gives the visitor a good impression of what it must have been like for visiting artists and writers to have enjoyed a hospitable stay.

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