Hot-pepper Village Cultural Heritages
- Songchon Hot-pepper Village has many cultural
heritages nearby. The 3-story stone
pagoda by Naju North Gate is designated as Treasure No. 50 and Seokdanggan by
Naju East Gate as Treasure No. 49. Jeongryeolsa Monument is the closest cultural
heritage to the village. Naju’s cultural heritages are great for children to learn about Korean
history and culture.
○ Seokdanggan (Stone Post)
by the East Gate
- Seokdanggan by the East Gate
is Treasure No. 49 of Korea. It is situated at Seongbuk-dong of Naju. A historical text writes that because Naju is
shaped like a vessel, the stone shrine and wooden shrine were built in Naju-eup Castle as masts for its safe
sailing. Seokdanggan is 11m in height.
○ 3-story Stone Pagoda by
the North Gate
- The 3-story Stone Pagoda by
the North Gate is Treasure No. 50 of Korea. It is standing at Gwawon-dong of Naju and is a
historically valuable stone pagoda from the Goryeo Dynasty.
○ Jeongryeolsa Monument
- This monument marks Jeongryeolsa, the shrine of Sir
Chun Il Kim who fought for Joseon during the Japanese Invasion of 1592.
○ Other Cultural Heritages
- Naju has many cultural
heritages. Naju Village School building,
Cheolcheon-ri Stone Statue of Seven Buddha, Cheolcheon-ri Standing Statue of
Stone Buddha, Bulhoisa Temple Daewoongjeon building, and Jukrimsa Temple Buddhist
Painting are a few of the cultural heritages of Naju that are designated as
treasures of Korea. The gilt bronze
crown, National Treasure No. 295, was discovered in Shinchon-ri of Naju. It is the first historical relic from the Age
of the Three Empires. It is very
well-preserved and highly valuable both academically and artistically. There also is Ji Nam Noh, the professional
dyer who is designated as Intangible Cultural Asset No. 28. Including Byeong Un Yoon and Gwan Chae Jung,
who are designated as Intangible Cultural Asset No. 115, there are many intangible
and tangible cultural assets throughout Naju.
- Songchon Red Pepper
Village is a farm village that still preserves many cultural assets along with the
natural environment. Here, you can
forget the city life and experience the abundance of farms. Children can enjoy historical and cultural
experiences and have fun in the farms with the special crops to learn about the
value of nature and historical tradition.