Ojukheon Grounds [오죽헌 경내]

My First First Love (2019)

Han Song-yi (Jung Chae-yeon) and Do-hyun (Jung Jin-young) planned to go Gangneung on a field trip together in final episode 8 of My First First Love/Because It’s My First Love (첫사랑은 처음이라서) (Netflix, 2019). But as soon as jealous Yoon Tae-oh (Ji Soo) hears about their plan, he convinces all their friends ––Oh Ga-rin (Choi Ri), Choi Hoon (Kang Tae-oh) and girlfriend Ryu Se-hyun (Hong Ji-yoon) –– to come along for the ride. When visiting this place, Song-yi and Do-hyun find a moment for some time alone.

Movie Filmed Here

One Fine Spring Day (봄날은 간다) (2001)

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Ojukheon Grounds [오죽헌 경내] is the birthplace of calligrapher, writer, poet, and artist Shin Saimdang (사임당 신씨, 申師任堂) (1504–1551), located in Gangneung’s neighborhood Jukheon [Jukheon-dong/죽헌동]. Shin Saimdang also gave birth at this place to prominent confucian scholar Yi I (이이/李珥) (1536-1586), who wrote under the penname Yulgok (율곡) and appears on the 5,000 won note.

The complex, which is known for its abundance of black bamboo (where its name also comes from), houses the Ojukheon House [오죽헌] and the Ojukheon Municipal Museum [오죽헌시립박물관]; hence it’s also known as Ojukheon & Municipal Museum [오죽헌/시립박물관]. Ojukheon House is one of the oldest remaining Korean wooden buildings and has therefore been designated Korean National Cultural Heritage No. 165.

Address
24 Yulgok-ro 3139beon-gil, Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea
강원 강릉시 율곡로3139번길 24
(죽헌동 201)
Geolocation: 37.778420, 128.877280

Getting here
Gangneung Station [강릉역], Yeongdong Line / Gyeonggang Line
(Best to take a bus or taxi from here)

— submitted by Marion KDL

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