Samjokdae Pavilion

Samjokdae Pavilion

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Address3836-15 Cheongryeo-ro, Maejeon-myeon, Cheongdo-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
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A picturesque pavilion in a beautiful landscape

Samjokdae Pavilion is famous for its scenic beauty and picturesque landscape. From the forest on the cliff of unusually formed rocks, the pavilion overlooks a stream flowing down in a leisurely manner. This is a pavilionreflecting typical Korean moods and tastes.  This pavilion was erected in 1519 by Kim Dae-yu (1479~1552), who returned home after resigning from his public position. He named it Samjokdae after his pen name, and educated students here. He also promoted academic exchanges and friendships with distinguished scholars such as Jo Sik, Park Ha-dam, and Ju Se-bung, and expanded his academic realm.

This pavilion has a gabled roof, with three bays at the front and two bays at the side. Its layout is in the ‘ㄱ’ shape with two rooms, a kitchen, a spring and a living room. With several renovations over time, the pavilion was
transformed into the style of the late Joseon Dynasty. Nevertheless, it is said that the pavilion beside theDongchangcheon Stream  still meets all the conditions of traditional Korean pavilions.