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The House of Yi Sang

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Time Out says

Yi Sang, who passed away at the tender age of 27 in 1937, lived at this location with his uncle, who adopted him for most of his life. Though Yi Sang was a trained architect who worked for the Japanese government during colonization, he later became a writer and poet who expressed very critical views about Japan. Although the original house was destroyed, a hanok built there in its stead stands in honor of him. Highlights from visiting the home include a beautiful iron cast door at the back of the house and a small staircase that leads to a room called the Room of Yi Sang. Once there, you can help yourself to some instant coffee or browse through a collection of his works.

Details

Address:
18, Jahamun-ro 7-gil
Jongno-gu
Seoul
03040
Transport:
Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3), exit 2
Price:
Free
Opening hours:
Tue–Sat 10am–1pm, 2–6pm
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