Welcome to Internet Kotmaul (Village of Flowers)!!
Flowers are the very life of our village, enough so that we introduce our village as 'Kotmaul' (Village of Flowers). The well-known Cheolchukje (Rhododendron Festival) is held annually around the Baraebong in the village is one of the most popular festivals attracting 500,000 visitors every year. In Dongha Maul, most of the residents are engaged in the cultivation of flowers so that flowers are not merely flowers but a way of life.
Seeing Baraebong embracing an armful of flowers - Mercury of Spring - in April, you may be enchanted by the magnificent scenery that is just as beautiful as Utopia.
Approaching the village, the world is full of purple. When a gentle breeze is blowing, it drifts like purple clouds. Another pleasure is to visit the floricultural complex located in the village.
Seeing the purple clouds shrouding the mountain and the baby's breath misty blues and the lilies at the foot of the mountain, you may feel as if you are in a enchanting flower paradise. In addition to the pleasure to the eyes there is a variety of traditional folk cuisine including Dongdongju (rice wine) brewed with clean water, black pigs raised in an open pigsty, oyster mushrooms and new pine mushrooms stimulating the appetite in Dongha Maul.
Along the conveniently stretched road, you can come to Unbong Dongha Maul in Namwon sooner than you think. You shall always be welcome. Please come and feel at home.
|The Origin of the Name of the Village
The whole area of Unbong was named after a village in ancient China which had the same geographical features. In addition to the name of the village, all the names of the sub-areas and rivers were almost identical. In 1972, the village located down from Dongcheon was renamed Dongha Maul for administrative convenience.
Formation and Transition of the Village
In the early Goryeo Dynasty, the Park family originating from Milyang, formed a village and lived here generation after generation.
The village located on the east bank of the river running through Kunnae-myeon in Unbong was named Dongcheon-ri. Dongcheon-ri and a part of Sandeok-ri in Nam-myeon were merged in Unbong-myeon, Namwon-gun when all the districts were reorganized in 1914. Dongcheon was divided into Dongsang-ri and Dongha-ri for administrative convenience in 1972. In May 1995, the upper administrative unit of Dongha-ri was upgraded from Unbong-myeon to Unbong-eup.
Dongcheon Maul is located 2km east of the county town and is strategically located along the traffic of Dongnamwon, which is a highlands more than 458m above sea level. Sandeokcheon rising between Palangchi and Buwunchi became the river Dongcheon via Myeongsan-ri. On both sides of Dongcheon, there are old sites of archery grounds that were used for martial arts and archery training in days past. Kotsaemkori located in the northern Dongcheon Maul is the old site of the Unbonghyeon local governor's office building.
Size and Population of the Village
As of the end March 2001, the village accounts for 1.4% of the total Unbong-eup in land by 101ha. The dry field occupies 4% of the cultivation area by 4.4ha while paddy fields occupy 96% with 70.6ha and others occupy 29% of the total land by 29ha. There are 135 houses that account for 5.2% of the total number of houses of Unbong-eup and 276 residents consisting of 132 men and 144 women that account for 5% of the total population of Unbong-eup.