'Andong City in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province is a town of culture and folk traditions where one can trace the long history of eminent families. It is also a symbol of time-honored tradition to the extent that the name Andong reminds people of traditional Korean hanok houses. Isangru, an ancient hanok house with a history of 2,590 years, located in the foothills of Mt. Cheondeungsan, served as a venue for the memorial rite for Kim Seon-pyeong, the progenitor of the Andong Kim clan and a meritorious government official during the reign of King Taejo of the Goryeo Dynasty. Isangru, meaning ‘a tall majestic building built on frosty ground’, is a two-story wooden building with a tiled roof characterized by elegant curves that form a half-hipped shape when viewed from the side. The house consists of two accommodations, Taejangtaesa and Isangru, arranged in a ‘ㅁ’ shape. The large door located in the middle of the ground floor offers an open view of the beautiful natural environment including a pine grove, a pond, and wild flowers. Built in 1750, this hanok house shows its age in its wooden pillars, stone walls, and interiors decorated with wooden engraving on the handrail. Guests can stay in a room heated with wood in winter, or in a tent for a different experience in summer. The house has been well maintained with various repair works, and underwent extensive renovations, including the wallpaper and floors, in 2013. Although it is close to a road, the house is surrounded by old trees, creating the impression that it is situated in the middle of a dense forest. A path runs between ancient pine trees on the road leading to the house. There is a pond with water lilies and white lotus flowers in front of the house, while various species of wild flowers including big blue lily turf, plantain lily, montane aster, and asters come into full bloom around the house in their respective seasons. Fully maintained by the Andong Kim clan, Isangru is a large structure that can accommodate many people and is used to hold clan assemblies. This tall building is also used as a venue for concerts, seminars and traditional hands-on experience programs for students, including tea ceremony, masked dance, natural dyeing, hanji (Korean paper) crafts, and filial duty education programs. The house also offers guests a traditional nobleman’s dining table including various wild vegetable dishes for breakfast. Isangru is popular among Korean and foreign guests who want to experience traditional Korean culture or enjoy a relaxing stay with their parents amid beautiful nature. In addition, it is located between Hahoe Folk Village and Dosanseowon Confucian Academy in Andong, and offers easy access to other nearby tourist attractions including Bongjeongsa Temple, which is the oldest wooden building in Korea and is just three minutes’ drive away, and the two-hour-long Dulegil Trail.
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Nombre de places : 80 persons
Heure d'entrée : 16:00
Heure de départ : 11:00
Chambre meublée : N/A (A communal kitchen is available.)
Nourriture et boissons : Yes
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Des places de parking : Yes
service de ramassage : N/A
Nombre de chambres : 13
Politique de réservation : Available (+82-54-843-3328, https://goandong.modoo.at)
Type de chambre : ※ Traditional ondol room (Floor-heated) : Maesil / Nansil / Guksil / Juksil / Keunbang / Sarangbang / Jakeunbang / Jungbang 1~7
※ For groups: 12 rooms + Isangru Lecture Hall and all additional facilities: KRW 1,300,000
※Special group reservation: BBQ party for KRW 15,000 per person. Guests can negotiate the price with the owner.
Échelle : Approx. 1653㎡
Equipements (Autre) : Seminar Room, Food & Beverage Facility, Karaoke, Barbecue, Campfire, Public PC Room, Shared Shower Room, Beam projector
3193-6, Pungsantaesa-ro Seohu-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do