Located in Noseong-myeon, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Myeongjae Historic House was built by Yun Jeung (pen-name: Myeongjae, 1629-1714), a scholar during the reign of King Sukjong (r. 1674-1720) of the Joseon Dynasty. It is said that although the king granted him a government post on eighteen occasions, Yun, being a straightforward sort of person, declined them all. As he practiced the virtue of simplicity and sharing in life and taught it to younger generations, the house escaped destruction during the Donghak Peasant Revolution (1894) and the Korean War (1950-1953) thanks to the efforts of his disciples. Thus, in keeping with his character, the house looks moderate compared to the homes of other aristocrats, although it exhibits a refined interior and a scientific design. The house consists of a sarangchae (men’s quarters), anchae (women’s quarters), and daecheongmaru (main floored room) configured in a square layout. The sarangchae itself consists of the keun sarangbang (large room) flanked by a daecheong and a numaru with an open view of the village and a mountain, the jakeun sarangbang (small room), the ansarangbang (inner room), and the daemungan (gate). To the right of the house is the spectacular sight created by a platform filled with hundreds of crocks for traditional sauces and condiments. The wall situated between the sarangchae and the anchae was designed to prevent people from looking into the anchae. There is also an open space below the wall from which one could see the shoes of a visitor, thus enabling the occupants of the anchae to know whether there was a visitor or not in the sarangchae. In addition, the gotganchae (storage quarters) situated next to the anchae is designed in such a way that it diminishes in size towards the north because the summer wind blowing from the south escapes the narrow passageway of the north, so it blows faster and the surrounding area gets colder, while the wind winter blowing from the north escapes the large passageway of the south, protecting the building from the bitter wind of the north. Therefore, the storeroom at the north end of the gotganchae remains cool even in summer, thereby preserving the things (food and other commodities) stored there. The guestrooms of the house include the three sarangbang rooms in the sarangchae building and the geonneonbang (a room opposite the main living room) in the anchae. The entire sarangchae building including the numaru can be rented too. Guests can also rent the thatched-roof byeolchae in the courtyard, which features a choyeondang equipped with a sound system and a beam projector, as well as a modern bathroom, for group meetings or performances. The house also runs a variety of paid traditional experience programs including Gukak (Korean classical music), tea ceremony, natural dyeing, and so on. Other noteworthy features of the house include the sarangchae’s distinctive gate, which combines a sliding door with a hinged door, the looming presence of a mountain to its rear, and the little round island (pond) planted with an old crape myrtle at its front.
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Nombre de places : 28 persons
Heure d'entrée : 14:00
Heure de départ : 1100
Chambre meublée : N/A
Nourriture et boissons : Yes
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Des places de parking : Yes (Public parking lot)
service de ramassage : N/A
Nombre de chambres : 8
Politique de réservation : Available (+82-41-735-1215, +82-10-6310-1139,http://www.myeongjae.com)
Type de chambre : ※ Room Type - Traditional ondol room
※ The Entire Sarangchae House includes Keunsarangbang, Ansarangbang, and Jakeunsarangbang. The rental for Numaru costs KRW 100,000.
※ Choga 2 has two rooms and an en suite toilet. / 1 room can accommodate up to 3 persons, and the other room, up to 4 persons (rate per room – KRW 170,000)
Échelle : 1 floor
Equipements (Autre) : Seminar Room, Shared Shower Room, Small Library (seminar, beam projector, small music concert)
50, Noseongsanseong-gil, Noseong-myeon, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do