Seongju Hangae Village [성주한개마을]

The King's Affection (2021)

Hanjujeongsa Pavilion [한주정사/寒洲精舍]

This is seen as the palace maids’ quarters in The King’s Affection/Yeonmo (연모) (KBS2, 2021), as seen in episode 1/2 when young Jung Ji-un (Ko Woo-rim) searches for young Dam-i (Choi Myung-bin) and discovers a wooden door that leads to this place.

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Seongju Hangae Village [성주한개마을] is a cultural heritage folk village that has been in existence since the 15th century, and continues to remain inhabited till today.

The village was pioneered by Lee U (이우), who was then the Magistrate of Jinju during King Sejong’s reign (1418-1450), and has since “developed into a historic community of the Seongsan Yi Clan“. It was named ‘Hangae’ (with ‘han’ meaning ‘big’, and ‘gae’ meaning ‘creek/stream’) as Baekcheon Stream [백천] flows from west to east in front of the village.

Along with being designated a National Folklore Cultural Heritage in 2007, 10 of its buildings – built between the late 18th and early 19th centuries – are also designated as cultural assets of Gyeongsang Province.

Hanjujeongsa Pavilion/Hanju Pavilion [한주정사/寒洲精舍] is located at the top of Hangae Village. In the past, it was used as a space for male residents to receive and socialize with guests. The pavilion has two bedrooms, Daecheongmaru [대청마루] and Numaru [누마루].

The village compound is located in the village Daesan [Daesan-ri/대산리] in Seongju County’s [Seongju-gun/성주군] Wolhang Township [Wolhang-myeon/월항면] — close to 4 hours south-east of Seoul by car, or 5 hours by public transport.

Address of Village
8-5 Hangae 2-gil, Wolhang-myeon, Seongju-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
경북 성주군 월항면 한개2길 8-5
(월항면 대산리 308)
Geolocation (approx.): 35.928437, 128.325961

Address of Hanjujeongsa Pavilion
43 Hangae 2-gil, Wolhang-myeon, Seongju-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
경북 성주군 월항면 한개2길 43
(월항면 대산리 408)
Geolocation (approx.): 35.930447, 128.328504

— submitted by Mich KDL

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