> Theme Trip > Traditional
village tour - to learn ancestors'
wisdom and old construction style.
Tourists must not miss the traditonal
houses in Goseong. They can watch
old construction style such as
the ceiling and floors with seperated
doors and learn ancestors' wisdom
to have made a living against
the cold of winter.
Wanggok village is located at
the back side of Songjinho. The
name Wanggok village is the old
name of Obong 1-ri, which swarmed
Hams of Gangneung, Chois of Gangneung
and Kims of Yonggung around 14th
century. It was said that people
built tiltecapped house because
there was a place to make ties
near the village.
There is a beautiful collection
of twenty one buildings constructed
in avout the 19th century. This
village was not attacked at all
during the Korean war because
of its surroundng 5 peaks.
There is a tradition that every
house put a jar on the chimney
and there is no well in this village
because the shape of this village
is like a ship and people believed
if they dig out a well the village
would be ruined. There had been
many tile-roofed houses even though
villagers were not rich. The reason
is that there us a tile-kiln near
This house is more than 250 years
old. It is a square beam house
with high stereobates and eight
angled roof. its annex includes
mills. National Important Folk
this house was built in 1879 by
Lee Dongeon who is ancestor of
Lee Deokgyun, present owner. Lee
Deokgyun, his son Lee Yongseong
, and his grandson Lee sangsoo
all live together here at the
present. It consists of 8 buildings,
5 rooms and 1 kitchen. Gangwon-do
local culture properties materials
Ham Jeonggyun's gaok(house)
This house is thought to have
been built about 150 years ago.
One of 72 people living in Dumundong
at the end of Goryeo, a descendant
of Ham Huisuk got a devoted son's
award and has been kept there.
Gangwon-do local culture properties