Tangible Cultural Assets

Message that appointed Kim Yeong-ryeol as a vassal of merit and the covenant book

Message that appointed Kim Yeong-ryeol as a vassal of merit and the covenant book
  • Location : 371, Wangsin-ri, Yecheon-eup
  • This is the royal message to Kim Yeong-ryeol in recognition of his contribution since he was appointed as one of vassals of merits among 46 persons who helped King Sejong ascend to the throne in February 1401 (1st-year reign of King Taejong). This is the covenant book of subjects who have made contribution to the foundation of Dynasty and politics since Joseon Dynasty was founded.

Hancheonsa Temple three Story Stone Pagoda

  • Location : 184 Jeunggeo-ri, Gamcheon-myeon
  • This is a three story stone pagoda, built during the Unified Silla Dynasty, that stands 3.56m high and 1.74 wide (stylobate), an example of a one story pagoda type Buddhist temple.
Hancheonsa Temple three Story Stone Pagoda

Gangbangdong Three Story Pagoda

  • Location : 290, Ganbang-ri, Bomun-myeon
  • This is a very sophisticated pagoda of which stylobate structure and the roof stone arrangement technique provide an insight into the prevailing form of pagodas during the Silla Dynasty. This is the most typical stone pagoda of this region during the Silla Dynasty.This is a very sophisticated pagoda of which stylobate structure and the roof stone arrangement technique provide an insight into the prevailing form of pagodas during the Silla Dynasty. This is the most typical stone pagoda of this region during the Silla Dynasty.
Gangbangdong Three Story Pagoda

Yunbyeol Dongmyo

Yunbyeol Dongmyo
  • Location : 60-9, Miho-ri, Bomun-myeon
  • This is a Bulcheonwi shrine that performs religious service to Byeoldong (pen name) Yoon Sang, a great scholar from the early Joseon Dynasty who entered the government service for the first time as a home town official of Yecheon and rose to the status of Daesaseong, a high governmental post. The shrine is a doubled tile-roofed house with three compartments in the front and one and a half compartments on the side.

Bomunsa Temple Three Story Pagoda

Bomunsa Temple Three Story Pagoda
  • Location : 158, Sugye-ri, Bomun-myeon
  • This is a 3.7m-high three story pagoda that is believed to have been built in Goryeo Dynasty. The ground stone is irregularly trimmed and is steeply inclined toward the southwest. The upper stone currently has a base of finials, upturned bowls, and lotus flower images. The upturned bowl and lotus flower images are in reverse order.

Myeongbongsa Temple Stone Chamber that preserves the umbilical cord of King Munjong

  • Location : 501, Myeongbong-ri, Sangri-myeon
  • This is the stone chamber that preserves the umbilical cord of ‘King Munjong the Great’. Though it was built on the peak of the mountain behind the main building of Myeongbongsa Temple in 1735, it was relocated to the courtyard on the right side of the Main Buddha hall.
Myeongbongsa Temple Stone Chamber that preserves the umbilical cord of King Munjong

Myeongbongsa Temple Jajeokseonsaneunguntapbi of Gyeongcheonseonwon

Myeongbongsa Temple Jajeokseonsaneunguntapbi of Gyeongcheonseonwon
  • Location : San 1-1, Myeongbong-ri, Sangri-myeon
  • This is the sarira pagoda of Jajeokseonsa, a Buddhist monk, which was erected in 941. It is located about 50m northeast of the main hall of Myeongbongsa.

Mui Private School

Mui Private School
  • Location : 423-1, Mu-i-ri, Yonggung-myeon
  • This is the auditorium built by Lee Ji-seom and Lee Sik in 1710 to perform ancestral rituals for Lee Yun-su, their ancestor, who was from Yeoju. It is a half-hipped tile-roofed house with four compartments in front and two compartments on the side, surrounded by rectangular earthen and stone walls. A shrine is seated around a doubled tile-roofed house with three compartments on the hill behind the auditorium.

Yonggung Confucian Temple

Yonggung Confucian Temple
  • Location : 266, Hyangseok-ri, Yonggung-myeon
  • This temple was built in the 7th-year in the reign of King Taejo (the first King of the Joseon Dynasty) and was relocated to the current location in 1512 after it had been destroyed in 1400. However, it was destroyed again in 1597, and Daeseongjeon and Myeongryundang shrine were rebuilt in 1603 on its site. Later, Sesimru was rebuilt in 1636.

Huiryeonggun Eosageum

Huiryeonggun Eosageum
  • Location : 243, Gugye-ri, Yongmun-myeon
  • This is geomungo (a Korean zither-like instrument) that King Taejong during the Joseon Dynasty awarded to Huiryeonggun Ta, his sixth son. It is 120.3㎝ long, 15.9㎝ wide and 12cm thick, just a little bit smaller than the geomungo which is currently produced. It was exquisitely finished with the image of a dragon’s head and the tail of a phoenix, the fabulous bird, and its tortoise shell is covered with soft cow leather.

Ijeongsa Shrine

Ijeongsa Shrine
  • Location : San 11-3, Gugye-ri, Yongmun-myeon
  • This is a shrine built to perform religious rituals for Huinyeonggun Lee Ta, the 6th child of King Taejong during the Joseon Dynasty. It was originally seated in Gwangju, but was rebuilt by Lee Byeong-seong in Gugye-ri, the 13th descendant to perform ritual services from generation to generation.

Yecheon Gamnoru

Yecheon Gamnoru
  • Location : 105 Wonryu-ri, Yongmun-myeon
  • Gamroru is a two story palace building with five compartments in the front and two compartments on the side. The lower story is connected to the sacrificial ritual room through its gate in mid area. Also, the stable and Hamsil fireplace were installed on the left and right side. The upper story has a narrow central room equipped with an under-floor-heating system on the left and right side from the main floored room that has three compartments. The framework of house is characterized by its bracket with orthogonal projection with five beams.

Yecheon Heunhoi-ri Stone Seated Buddha

  • Location : 49-4, Heunhyo-ri, Pungyang-myeon
  • This stone seated Buddha had been kept in a thatched house under the embankment of Daeheungji of Heunjeon village before it were covered with protective structure of half-hipped roof in 1980. Its eye, nose, ear, hand and other appendages are still damaged.
Yecheon Heunhoi-ri Stone Seated Buddha

Head Family Document of Yecheon Gwon Family

  • Location : 166, Jukrim-r, Yongmun-myeon
  • This is ‘Juksoilgi’, a diary (34 pages) kept by Gwon Byeol who was the scholar in the mid Joseon Dynasty, and Gwon Byeol’s Miscellaneous Essays composed of 14 volumes of books. Juksobugun Diary is a two-year record from the Lunar New Year of 1625 to December of the following year.
Head Family Document of Yecheon Gwon Family

Sacrificial Ritual Room of Yecheon Cheongju Jeong Family

Sacrificial Ritual Room of Yecheon Cheongju Jeong Family
  • Location : 14-2 dae, Bon-ri, Homyeong-myeon
  • This structure is for family burial and sacrificial rite which was built by Jeong Si-Hyeong in the 17th century who was the grandson of Yakpo Jeong Tak to remember him. It has a straight line-shaped lodge with 6 compartments, and the room for sacrificial rite which has the shape of is arranged in an open square-shaped pattern.

Ancestral Shrine

Ancestral Shrine
  • Location : 538, Jiksan-ri, Homyeong-myeon
  • This is an ancestral shrine built about 4 centuries ago to remember Heobaekdang Kim Yang-jin. It has a kitchen which is shaped like a, arranged in the shape of a which is open in overall aspect. A shrine is seated on the hill surrounded by oblong wall on the right side of the ancestral shrine.