K-TRAVEL | March.26.2024

Where are the tourist attractions on Korean currency?: Ojukheon


If you've ever traveled to Korea, have you seen the 5,000 won and 50,000 won bills? 

The picture on the 5,000 won bill is none other than Ojukheon in Gangneung!😲



These two bills have fascinating stories hidden within them!


✏️Are you curious about the stories behind these bills and Ojukheon in Gangneung?



The Meaning of Ojukheon


"Ojukheon" refers to a traditional Korean house with black bamboo, derived from the black bamboo growing around Ojukheon.


The black bamboo at Ojukheon symbolizes the noble virtues and scholarly achievements📖 of Yi I and his mother, Shin Saimdang.


Ojukheon is one of Korea's important cultural heritages~

Don't be disappointed if you don't know who Yi I and Shin Saimdang are~

 I'll explain step by step from now on.📢



Birthplace of Yi I and Shin Saimdang 


Yi I and Shin Saimdang are the protagonists of Korean currency and remarkable Korean figures!

👦What's even more surprising is that their relationship is a mother-son relationship~👵



Yi I was a scholar and great thinker during the mid-Joseon Dynasty🧐, and his ideas and achievements greatly influenced Korean history and culture.



Shin Saimdang, who raised such a great son, is a representative Korean mother and a leading figure in women's education in Korea.

The birthplace where the two lived together in their lifetime is none other than ‘Ojukheon’



Ojukheon has been used as a filming location for movies and dramas, and many celebrities have also visited.🎥


Now that you know the story, aren't you more curious about Ojukheon?



The Place Depicted on the 5,000 Won Bill

As you explore Ojukheon, you'll notice a familiar sight. The landscape depicted on the 5,000 won Korean bill will unfold before your eyes~🤓



This is the entrance gate, Jagyeongmun, leading to Ojukheon.

Visit with a 5,000 won bill in hand, see it with your own eyes, and capture memories with photos~📸



A Treasure Trove of Culture and History


Ojukheon is designated as Tourism Site No. 165, belonging to one of the oldest buildings in traditional Korean housing construction.🏠



 It harmonizes traditional hanok buildings with a serene atmosphere, making it a popular destination for many tourists where you can glimpse into the life and ideals of Yi I.😌



Depending on the season, nighttime openings are conducted, allowing you to see the more magnificent Ojukheon under lights.💡

※ Opening hours may vary depending on the season.



Here's a key point👍


How to enjoy Ojukheon even more! 



You can appreciate the works of Shin Saimdang and the writings of Yi I, making your trip more fulfilling and enriching!✏️🗒️



Ojukheon in Every Season


Ojukheon inspires a different feeling every time you visit.















Now, are you ready to set off on your a Ojukheon adventure? 😊


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