Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village is the place where the author Lee Hyo-Seok was born and raised which is a town called Bongpyeong-myeon in Pyeongchang-gun
The village is also the setting of the author’s story “When the Buckwheat Blossoms,” one of the most celebrated Korean short stories to date.
In 1990, the village place was designated ‘first national cultural village’ by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The village is comprised of the author’s birth house, a water mill, Chungjujip, Gasan Park, Lee Hyo-seok Memorial Hall, and a buckwheat museum.
At the height of the blossoming season, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of snow-white fields of buckwheat flowers and from late August to early September, the annual Lee Hyo-seok Cultural Festival takes place.
The area is still famous for its buckwheat production.
The town is surrounded by a ring of 1,500 meter tall mountains!!
・Information :• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-33-1330
• For more info: +82-33-330-2771
・Parking Facilities :Available
・Closed :Every Monday (Closed on the day after if Monday is a holiday), New year’s Day, Lunar New Year’s Day, Chuseok
・Operating Hours :May-September 09:00~18:30 / October-April 09:00~17:30
HOW TO GO: Take an intercity bus to Jangpyeong Intercity Bus Terminal. From Jangpyeong Terminal, take a local bus bound for Bongpyeong or Phoenix Park shuttle bus.