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The Yeomgeundang, a historic home of Lee Geun, the grandson of Emperor Gojong, served as the inspiration for Joseon Wangga, a museum hotel. Yeomgeundang, built in 1807, was relocated from Jongno-gu, Seoul, to Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi-do in order to preserve the architectural legacy of the country's traditional royal dynasty.

All the roof tiles, crossbeams, rafters, pillars, foundation stones, stylobate stones, terrace stones, etc. were transported to their current locations after 5 months of demolition work, and Joseon Wangga was finished by reassembling the house for 27 months. As a result, the secret royal residence was transformed into a public area that anybody could visit and enjoy. Experience the royal family's culture by staying at the royal residence. There are a total of 10 rooms, and each one has a bathroom, an air conditioner, a refrigerator, etc. If a reservation is made in advance, a tea ceremony set is put up in the room, and a paid breakfast of Eosuri Bap (rice combined with cow parsnip) can be provided. The home is available for rent as a location for workshops or conventional weddings. A small pond and a well-kept trail leading to the hotel's garden, where guests can relax in the natural setting. Visitors can take in the Joseon Dynasty's regal aura as well as traditional Korean culture and lifestyle in Joseon Wangga.

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“My wife is a writer, and she wanted to live in a hanok and write. She took me to a friend’s house who lived in a hanok in Seoungbuk-dong about 10 years ago and showed me around, and it was beautiful and nice. That’s when I thought, “I want to live in a Hanok as well” The first house I built as a Christian is a temple (laughs). But since then, I have fallen in love with the charm of Hanok. Hanok, a house with the philosophy of our ancestors, is a world-beautiful architecture with the beauty of the house itself, but it is the best comprehensive art with the idea of ‘elf-unification’.”




“A beautiful Hanok with a rich history of past royalty residency. The traditional aura of the establishment creates an atmosphere of peace and calmness. There is a combination of traditional features and modernized amenities in each room.”
Kim, the discoverer.




Rooms

The word "Hanok" refers to homes that are constructed and styled in the conventional Korean manner. Although breakfast is not included in the accommodation prices at Joseon Wangga, it can be provided upon request.

Hoedeokdang (1 unit)

When visiting Myeongryun-dong, the late former president Pak Chung-Hee stayed at a historic residence called Hoedeokdang. Private room with personal yards and entrances. Moreover, the room includes a living room and two bedrooms.
Room Facilities: 2 ondol rooms, living room, bathroom, HDTV, internet, air conditioning, refrigerator, shower amenity.
Maximum: 8 guests

Main Room Yeomgeundang (1 unit)

Yeomgeundang, the royal family's traditional Hanok, was established in 1807 and rebuilt in 1935 as the previous residence of Lee Geun, a member of the royal family and the first son of Emperor Gojong. Main room, far bedroom, and general Yeomgeundang are the three categories of Yeomgeundang.
Meals: Not included in the room rate, and the restaurant is under renovation.
Room Facilities: Ondol room, bathroom, HDTV, internet, air conditioning, refrigerator, shower amenity.
Maximum: 6 guests

Far Bedroom Yeomgeundang (1 unit)

Yeomgeundang, a traditional Hanok for the royal family, was established in 1807 and rebuilt in 1935 as the old home of Lee Geun, a royal family who was the first son of Emperor Gojong. There are three sorts of yeomgeundang: the main chamber, the far bedroom, and the general yeomgeundang.
Room Facilities: Ondol room, bathroom, HDTV, internet, air conditioning, refrigerator, shower amenity.
Maximum: 4 guests

Standard Rooms Yeomgeundang (7 units)

Yeomgeundang is the royal family's traditional Hanok. It was established in 1807 and later rebuilt in 1935 to serve as the old home of Lee Geun, a royal family who was the first son of Emperor Gojong. Yeomgeundang comes in three varieties: the main room, the remote bedroom, and the general Yeomgeundang.
Room Facilities: Ondol room, bathroom, HDTV, internet, air conditioning, refrigerator, shower amenity.
Maximum: 4 guests

Hotel Facilities and Highlights

Joseon Wangga, Joseon Royal Residence highlight
  • WifiWifi
    Air ConditioningAir Conditioning
    Historic HouseHistoric House
    NatureNature
    Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
    RestaurantRestaurant
    Art/AntiquesArt/Antiques

Useful Information

GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 10 guest rooms
Opening time:
Check-in from 15:00 - Check-out before 11:00

Annual closing:
None

Time zone: (GMT+09:00) Seoul
Currency accepted: KRW
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:
CONTACT
Joseon Wangga Hanok Hotel, Hyeonmun-ro 339-10, Yeoncheon-eup, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do , South Korea
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ACCESS
About 1h40mn driver from Seoul (105km) following Route 3.5km from Jaein Waterfalls.
Airport: Incheon International Airport (ICN) - 95 km



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