Tomb of General Nami
Tomb of General Nami was designated as Gyeonggi-do Monument No. 13 on July 10, 1973. It is sitting on a double stone
foundation at Namjeon-ri Bibong-myeon Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do.
The mound is surrounded by grasslands with a stone
table in the front and a tombstone to the right. There is also a pair of stone post on each
side. Overall, this is a very humble
tomb without a lot of ornaments.
General Nami¡¯s (1441-1468) home was Euiryeong. He passed the military examination in the 3rd
year of the reign of King Sejo (1457), at the age of 17, and became one of King
Sejo¡¯s favorite generals.
He displayed an outstanding performance when he contained
the Riot of Yi, Si Ae and led the troop to conquer Gyeonju. As a meritorious servant of the government, he
became the Minister of War at the age of 26.
In 1468, however, Yu, Ja Gwang convicted him of
treason and made King Yejong execute him. About 400 years after his death, in 1818 (18th
year of the reign of King Sunjo). Minister Nam,
Gong Cheol suggested the recovery of his title.
Later, his tablet was enshrined at Changnyeon¡¯s
Gubong Hall, Yongsan¡¯s Yongmunsa
Temple, and Seongdong¡¯s Chungmunsa
However, we still do not know exactly where
General Nami was actually buried. There
is a legendary stone mound that is believed to be his burial site in Nami Island at
Nam-myeon Chunseong-gun, Gangwon-do.
Nami Island was actually named after him. The
local people of Nami
Island believe that it would bring bad luck in the family to take a rock from the
stone mound. When the island was
developed into a tourist attraction, the stone mound was refined and decorated
Location: 145 Namjeon-ri Bibong-myeon Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do
[Public Transportation]: - Suwon Station ¡æ Use Local
Transit to Namjeon-ri (leaves every hour and takes 1 hour)
- Use route No. 400, 400-1, or 999 (approx. 23km)
[Personal Vehicle]: - Hwaseong City Hall ¡æ Namjeon-ri
(approx. 7km): Takes about 15 minutes
- Stop at Namjeon-ri station and walk about 5
minutes to the tomb