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12 Distinguished Hyeonpung Gwaks’ Shrine (현풍곽씨십이정려각)

12 Distinguished Hyeonpung Gwaks’ Shrine (현풍곽씨십이정려각)

  • Zip Code : 43006
  • Phone number : +82-53-668-2481
  • Homepage :http://culture.dalseong.daegu.kr
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    www.cha.go.kr
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  • Address : 3, Jidong-gil, Hyeonpung-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu
  • Driving directions : From Seoul Nambu Terminal or Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus bound for Hyeonpung Intercity Bus Terminal.
    Walk left for about 175m from the bus terminal and take Bus 600.
    Get off at Dae 1-ri Yongheungji (대1리용흥지) Bus Stop. (7 bus stops away)
    Walk straight 175m and the shrine will be located next to the Yeongheungji Pond.
Summary

Designated as Daegu’s Cultural Property No. 29 on May 12, 1995, this shrine was built in the mid-Joseon period, during King Yeongjo's rule. The shrine holds 12 Jeongnyeo (monumental gates) awarded to the members of the Gwak Clan, built from the time of King Seonjo in 1598 to the time of King Yeongjo.

It is an important and unique shrine because the Gwak Clan attained their 12 Jeongnyeo all in one village, which is quite uncommon.

During the Joseon Dynasty, Jeongnyeo were awarded to honor loyal retainers, devoted sons, and exemplary husbands and wife.

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