Heo Gyun and Heo Nanseolheon memorial park
Every scenery you see becomes poetic diction
The reason why Gangneung is called the city of literature is because a lot of outstanding writers and works are from here. Among them, Heo Gyun and Heo Nanseolheon had extraordinary talents.
Heo Gyun was the author of the first Korean novel “Hong Gil Dong”and reformer. And his sister, Heo Nanseolheon was the best woman poet in the Joseon dynasty. Heo Gyun and Heo Nanseolheon memorial park was made to celebrate the literary spirit of them in Chodang-dong pine forest where they spent their childhood.
There’s a memorial hall of Heo Gyun and Heo Nanseolheon at the entrance and walking course is connected beyond that. As you walk along the course, you will reach at monument with a poem of Heo’s five good writers. There are poetry and prose of Heoseong, Heobong, and Heoyeop.
Slowly continuing your walk, you can reach the place where Heo Nanseolheon lived. The site of birthplace of Heo Nanseolheon is a Korean-style house.
Surrounded by pine forests, it creates a classical grace and dignity. There are many cherry blossoms in the spring . Autumn foliage makes the old house view beautiful in the fall.
If you are tired, you can rest on the bench under a tall tree. Relax and take a look at what sound does wind make, and how trees look like.
Gangneung-si Nanseolheon-ro 193 beon-gil 1-29
intra-city 202, 202-1, 202-1, 207
09:00am ~ 18:00pm