Village is a part of Sangil-ri of Hwajeong-myeon in Euiryeong-gun
and is the southernmost point of Euiryeong-gun. It borders
Haman-gun and Jinju and is surrounded by Mt. Baekdae and Mt. Robang
in the background.
Bocheon was named so mainly because
the village has clear spring waters, but the name can also mean
that there is a deep, clean gorge. Bocheon Village is assumed
to be established about 500 years ago. At first, the Seok
Family of Chungju settled here. Then, the Moon Family of Nampyeong
and the Yi Family of Jaeryeong moved into the village. However,
it is unknown exactly when the Seok Family and Yi Family lived here.
Their family burial ground still exists here and the descendants
come to maintain it every year. The village consists of mountains
and plains. Situated by Nam River, the village operates institutional
greenhouses (zucchini and watermelon) and grows livestock, rice
and barley. Nearby attractions include the Stone Tombs of
Sangjeong-ri, the Old Home of the Cho Family, the Old Home of the
Kang Family, the Raft Center, Chungiksa Temple where General Jae
Woo Gwak (the first person to organize volunteer troops to fight
the Japanese invaders) and 17 Warriors are enshrined, Yongguksa
Temple where 33 Buddhas are aligned on either side, and the Birth
Home of Byung Chul Lee, the founder of a mega-sized company in Korea.
Byeonggye Camp Ground is also a renowned place that attracts
many tourists every year.