Known as one of Korea’s leading short story novelists, Kim You-jeong (1908-1937) was born in Sille Village in Chuncheon. A restoration of his birth house, Kim You-jeong House of Literature is part of an effort to turn the whole village into a literature village in honor of the novelist. The house has an exhibition hall, a walking path, and a hiking trail.
Kim You-jeong spent a great deal of his life in Seoul and returned to his hometown in 1931 at the age of 23. He published his first novel Sangol Nageune (The Wanderer) followed by numerous rural-based novels such as Dongbaekkkot (The Camellias) and Bom bom (Spring).
Inside the exhibition hall, his birth home and even a treadmill are reproduced in their original form. A variety of programs reproducing his works are on display.
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Parking facilities : Available
Day off : Mondays, New Year's Day, the day of Seollal (Lunar New Year) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)
Hours : Winter 09:30-17:00
Memorial hall, birth house, barn, foot-operated mortar, pavilion, pond, statue of Kim You-jeong, well, etc.
1430-14, Gimyujeong-ro, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do