House of Changwon

House of Changwon (창원의 집) is one of the few peeks into ancient Korean culture offered in Changwon.  Formerly the residence of a scholar named Ducheol, visitors can catch a glimpse into what life what life in Korea back in the day.  Or at least what life was like for a wealthy scholar.  It was opened to the public in 1985.

changwon-house-mapThe ‘house’ is actually a complex of 14 buildings, stretching over an area of 834,535 square meters. It featuring various living quarters, a museum of ancient farm equipment, a heritage museum, a pond and two gazebos.  The complex is lush with flora and is well landscaped.

The House of Changwon provides a quite beautiful escape from big roads and high-rise apartments, and is smack dab in the middle of Changwon.  According to its literature, the House receives 130,000 visitors annually, and holds culture classes and other events.  It also functions as a chapel for traditional weddings, free of charge.

The House of Changwon is operates year-round at is open from 9am to 6pm daily.  Admission is free.

If you go, be sure to check out the newly-constructed Changwon History-Folklore Museum right next door.  It’s free, and has plenty of English information about sites throughout Changwon.

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