Welcome to Sancheong

Sancheong, the hometown of Mt. Jiri andthe clean town of traditional Asian medicine.

Exhibits/Arts

Birthplace of Gisan Park Heon-bong (Gisan Traditional Music Center)
Birthplace of Gisan Park Heon-bong (Gisan Traditional Music Center)

Gisan Traditional Music Center is a memorial hall and learning center housed in the restored birthplace of the late Park Heon-bong. The center commemorates and celebrates the achievement of Gisan Park Heon-bong, an innovator of traditional Korean music who was born in Sancheong. The building is designed in the style of traditional Korean residences.

「Gisan Hall and the Commemorative Hall」 are spaces that not only trace the life and achievements of Gisan through memorabilia, manuscripts, and Korean traditional musical instruments but demonstrate the process by which our nation‘s musical tradition developed. Meanwhile, the 「Learning Hall and the Outdoor Performance Venue」 offer programs in which you can experience traditional Korean music firsthand.

Nammyeong Memorial Center
Nammyeong Memorial Center

Nammyeong Memorial Center was built on the 500th anniversary of the birth of Nammyeong, a teacher and a scholar. The center opened in August 2004 to commemorate the scholarly wisdom of Nammyeong and to pursue the mission of both preserving and dynamically developing the ideas of the Gyeongui Ideology.

The Memorial Center contains an exhibition of memorabilia related to the life of Nammyeong, a video center, an educational center, and seminar rooms, etc. A memorial stone, a stone sculpture of Nammyeong, and a memorial structure for women are located in the premises outdoors.

Exhibition Hall 1

This exhibits displays books that formed a turning point in Nammyeong‘s scholarship in praxis and memorabilia related to the practices and reflections of Nammyeong such as the Gyeonguigeom and Seongseongja.

Exhibition Hall 2

This exhibit focuses on the disciples who followed the teachings of Nammyeong; it includes memorabilia from these pupils‘ lives, miniaturized displays, and installations related to the activities of "uibyeong" during wartime, testifying to the achievements of Nammyeong.

Exhibition Hall 3

This exhibit demonstrates contemporary efforts to commemorate and carry on the spirit of Nammyeong and expresses our determination to do so. The exhibit includes relics and models of historic sites relevant to the lives of literati and others who emulated Nammyeong.

Sancheong-gun Woodworking Training Center
Sancheong-gun Woodworking Training Center

This center teaches the techniques of master woodworking craftsman Park Chan-su, a native of Sancheong who was registered as an Important Intangible Cultural Heritage 108. The center provides an occasion for learning woodworking and exhibits works and books to encourage the interest of visitors.

Pumped Storage Power Plant Center
Pumped Storage Power Plant Center

Construction for the Sancheong Pumped Storage Power Plant Center began in February 1995 and it was completed in November 2001.

Pumped storage power plants provide a type of hydroelectric generation. During nocturnal hours when power consumption levels are low, the remaining surplus power is used to pump and store water from the lower dam in the upper dam at a higher altitude; later, during times of the day when power consumption peaks, the water is released from the upper dam back into the lower dam to generate electricity.

The upper dam is located in Naedae-ri of Sicheon-myeon: the height of the dam is 91m and its length is 360m. The lower dam is located in Bancheon-ri in Sicheon-myeon, and has a height of 71m and a length of 286m. The facilities are comprised of the upper and lower reservoirs and dams and the underground power plant; the total height of the drop is 427m. The underground power plant is equipped with the full range of state-of-the-art generating facilities and mechanical devices. It was the first in Korea to apply a concrete face rock fill dam technique, which reduced the construction cost by 30% compared to conventional dams.

During the construction, the plant was awarded for excellence in environmental management. The plant anticipates the rapid growth in demand for electrical power in Gyeongsangnam-do while promoting stability in the power supply.

Jirisan Partisan Museum
Jirisan Partisan Museum

This museum has a unique focus on the theme of the partisans who were active before, during and after the Korean War centered in Jirisan Mountain, the mountain that symbolizes the national spirit. Materials were uncovered and vivid artifacts and memorabilia encourage a greater awareness of the necessity of national defense. Visitors can take various field courses for a firsthand experience of the sites of agitation, at this living learning center that looks back on the history of Jirisan Mountain and its militant partisans.

Deoksan House of Culture
Deoksan House of Culture

This cultural space was established to encourage local residents to participate in cultural activities by expanding access to cultural experiences, to promote channels for teenagers to express their cultural desires, to train teens with informatization skills that help foster a healthy adolescent culture, and to encourage people from all classes and walks of life to socialize.

Sancheong House of Culture
Sancheong House of Culture

This small-scale center for sharing cultural experiences and promoting access to information was established to fulfill the cultural desires of local residents and help them acquire new information and access cultural programs through their own skills.