Seoul Guided Walking Tour

Meet Story of Gyeomjae Jeongseon in Yangcheon-ro

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Walking Tour Introduction
Story of Gyeomjae Jeongseon in Yangcheon-ro
Soangnu PavilionStory from 300 years ago during Joseon Dynasty at a place where Gyeomjae Jeongseon brought promotion of True-View Landscape Painting This course holds various stories of Yangcheon (Present Gayang-dong Gangseo-gu regions) where Gyeomjae Jeongseon (1676~1759) who created unique Korean-style landscape painting, True-View Landscape Painting, worked as a mayor during the age of 65~70. Visit the only remaining Hyanggyo (Confucian school) in Seoul, appreciate paintings of Gyeomjae Jeongseon at Gyeomjae Jeongseon Memorial Museum, and listen to interesting stories about the paintings. Walk along a low forest trail beside the museum and compare Gyeomjae Jeongseon’s paintings of Hanyang and Hangang River drawn 300 years ago with present Seoul and Hangang River at Soangnu Pavilion where Gyeomjae Jeongseon used to paint.
Walking Tour Details
Yangcheon Hyanggyo Station – Hamabi (Stone Monument) – Yangcheon Hyeonahji – Yangcheon Hyanggyo – Gyeomjae Jeongseon Memorial Museum – Gungsan Underground Tunnel Museum – Gungsan Trail – Yangcheongoseong Fortress Site – Seonghwangsa Shrine – Soangnu Pavilion - Gyeomjae Jeongseon Art Museum

Time Required : 2 hours ~ 2 hours and 30 minutes

Meeting Point : Subway Line 9, Yangcheon Hyanggyo Station Exit 1
※ Admission fee for Gyeomjae Jeongseon Art Museum is individually charged (Adult : 1,000 won, Youth : 500 won, Over 65 : Free).
Main Tourist Attractions in Course
Yangcheon Hyanggyo
Yangcheon HyanggyoYangcheon Hyanggyo is the only remaining hyanggyo in Seoul and it is designated as Seoul Monument No.8. The innermost place’s high place locates a Daeseongjeon Shrine where ancestral tablets of Confucius, Confucian saints, and sages are enshrined. In front of Daeseongjeon Shrine, the biggest building called Myeongnyungdang Lecture Hall where people learned is located. Beside hyanggyo’s front gate, monument for excellence of Yangcheon ministers from 19th year of King Sunjo (1586) and 17 th year of King Gojong (1880) and 9 monuments are placed in order.
Gyeomjae Jeongseon Art Museum
Gyeomjae Jeongseon Art MuseumGyeomjae Jeongseon Art Museum opened in 2009 as Gyeomjae Jeongseon who lived up to 84 served as a mayor of Yangcheon at the age of 65~70 when he accomplished the heyday of True-View Landscape Painting. Gyeomjae Jeongseon Art Museum is a three-story building. The first floor is a special exhibition hall and the second floor exhibits life story of Gyeomjae Jeongseon, photographic edition, and 5 paintings among 14 paintings owned by the art museum (9 paintings owned by head of art museum, 5 paintings in trust). The third floor exhibits the models of surrounding of Yangcheon government office about 300 years ago and helps audiences to imagine about the past realistically.
Gungsan Trail
Gungsan TrailGungsan is placed 76m above sea level and it formed a boundary between Hangang River and Yangcheon government office when the region was called Yangcheon. While Gungsan Trail is popular as a forest trail for residents, Gungsan fired cannons and defeated Japanese army during the Siege of Haengju in Japanese Invasion. With its topographical feature rising right beside Hangang River as the main supplies route, fortress was built during Unified Silla period and operated until Joseon Dynasty. In the west side, Seonghwangsa Shrine and Soangnu Pavilion are located.
Soangnu Pavilion
Soangnu PavilionSoangnu Pavilion is a pavilion built 2~3 years before Gyeomjae Jeongseon got appointed as a Yangcheon mayor. According to the record during Joseon Dynasty, Ansan, Inwangsan Mountain, and Gwanaksan Mountain can be looked down from Soangnu Pavilion and Seonyubong Peak and Hangang River are connected infinitely when seen from Soangnu Pavilion. Currently, an explanatory plate is located inside the Soangnu Pavilion and it explains about the two paintings (Anhyeon Seokbong, Soang Huwol) from ‘Book of Scenic Beauty in the Suburbs of Hanyang (owned by head of Kansong Art Museum)’. This book was made as Gyeomjae Jeongseon’s friend Byeongyeon Lee sent him poems and Gyeomjae Jeongseon sent back paintings when he served as a Yangcheon mayor. These paintings help understand how Seoul is different from the past.