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Hangae Village, Seongju

성주 한개마을 ( 星州 한개마을 )

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Classification National Folklore Cultural Heritage
Name of Cultural Properties Hangae Village, Seongju
Quantity The Area (Designated252, Protected 78)/Total 201,727㎡,642,077㎡
Designated Date 2007.12.31
Age
Address Daesan-ri, Wolhang-myeon, Seongju-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Hangae Village in Daesan 1(il)-ri, Wolhang-myeon, Seongju-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, has developed into a historic community of the Seongsan Yi Clan in the 560 years since Yi U settled here in the 15th century. Yi served as Magistrate of Jinju during the reign of King Sejong (r. 1418-1450) of the Joseon Dynasty. Most of the buildings here, including nine provincial cultural heritages, were constructed between the late 18th century and the early 19th century. The overall composition of the village reflects traditional feng shui principles. The homes of upper-class residents and those of commoners are arranged in ways unique to the region.