Monday, August 17, 2015

Guam-seowon Traditional Culture Center

Guam-seowon Traditional Culture Center
  • Address : Daegu-si Jung-gu Gukchaebosang-ro 492-58 
  • Inquiry : 1330 tt call center: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) 
  • Website : (Korean)
  • Assistance for Foreigners (Available Languages) : Available language service
  • Check-In Time : ~17:00
  • Check-Out Time : 10:00

Nowadays, It's too difficult to experience the tradition. But, It's possible at Guam-seowon Traditional Culture Center! It is a place where children and their families can explore the cultures and traditions of Korea.

Previously known as the Guam-seowon, a Confucian academy, the building was moved to what is now the downtown area of Daegu in 1718. With the expansion of the city over the subsequent centuries, the Confucian Academy was eventually relocated to the Sangyeokdong, Buk gu area of Daegu in 1995, leaving the original structure empty. Now renovated as a representative traditional style structure, the building offers four rooms, which can accommodate two to five people, depending on the size of the room. 

Guam-seowon offers five guest rooms accommodating up to 15 people. The lodging’s facilities include TVs, computers, Wi-Fi access, air-conditioners, towels, and hair dryers. It also runs such cultural experience programs (for groups) as folk games, Hanji (rice paper) crafts, and alley tours.

Rooms for two are available at 44,000 won per night; rooms for three are available 66,000 won per night; and rooms accommodating up to five quests are available at 88,000 won per night. The building is furnished with a fully functional kitchen which guests can use, as well as a shared bathroom. Check-in time for these traditional-style accommodations is 5pm; check-out is at 10am. Since these traditional houses are built mainly of wood, smoking is strictly prohibited in the rooms, and when smoking outside, guests are asked to use extreme caution.

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