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Chungheon Kim Gongshindo Monument

  • Name
    Chungheon Kim Gongshindo Monument
  • Status
    Seoul Tangible Cultural Property No. 59 (Nov. 3, 1984)
  • Era
    19th year of Youngjo in Chosun Dynasty (1743 A.D.)
  • Location
    424, Olympic-ro (within Olympic Park)
  • Composition / area
    1 unit of a monument (total height 4.06m; height 2.74m; width 1.02m)
  • This monument located in Mongchon Toseong in Olympic Park was for Cheongpung Kim, whose first name was Gu; he was a student of Saechae Park and a civil minister in late Chosun(1649~1704). He passed the civil service examination of Chundangdae in the 8th year of Sukjong(1682). He served in various positions in the government following the teachings of his mentor to create harmony against political power struggle.
  • Writing of this monument was by Uihyeon Lee, the prime minister of his time; calligraphy was by Myeonggyun Seo of Cheonbaek-li; the introduction was by Cheokgi Yu, the former prime minister. It was appointed Seoul Tangible Cultural Property for its excellent artistic calligraphy. Cheongpung Kim was also good at calligraphy and made Baekcheongyojungchang Monument in Goseong and Kimsushindo Monument in Seonsan. His pen name was Chungheon.

Graves of Shin Seon-gyeong and Ryu In-ho

  • Name
    Graves of Shin Seon-gyeong and Ryu In-ho
  • Status
    Seoul Tangible Cultural Property No. 78 (Dec. 24, 1991)
  • Location
    263, Dongnam-ro (inside Ogeum Park)
  • Composition / area
    3 graves and 8 stone structures/ total area: 655.5 ㎡
  • Shin Seon-gyeong served as third inspector of the Office of the Inspector General in 1456, the first year under the reign of King Sejo, and later as administrator of the Central Council. The Geochang Shin clan was founded by Shin Su from Kaifeng, China, of the Song dynasty, who came to Gaeseong, the capital of Goryeo, as a Song delegate, and became naturalized as a Goryeo citizen and the progenitor of the clan.
  • The grave of Shin Seon-gyeong lies next to the grave of his wife. A gravestone and a stone altar are placed between the twin graves. The gravestone, with a lotus flower shaped cap, is considered a valuable resource in the study of ancient gravestones. Near their graves is the grave of Ryu In-ho, who served as second minister in the Board of Works and was the husband of Shin Seon-gyeong's daughter. The couple was interred in the same grave.

Grave of Munyanggun Ryu Hui-rim

  • Name
    Grave of Munyanggun Ryu Hui-rim
  • Status
    Seoul Tangible Cultural Property No. 79 (July 18, 2013)
  • Location
    263, Dongnam-ro (inside Ogeum Park)
  • Composition / area
    3 graves and 16 stone structures/ total area: 534.8 ㎡
  • This grave is the burial site of Munyanggun Ryu Hui-rim. Next to it are the graves of his father Munwongun Ryu Bok-ryong and his mother Lady Chae.
  • In 1560 (15th year under the reign of King Myeongjong), Ryu, on behalf of about 1,000 students of the Seonggyungwan (National Confucian Academy), made an appeal to the king to ban the practice of the Seon Sect (Contemplative Sect) and the Gyo Sect (Doctrinal Sect), criticizing Buddhism. He guarded King Seonjo when he fled to Uiju during the Imjin War (Japanese invasion of Joseon in 1592) and was later appointed Second State Councilor. After his death, he was awarded the title of Hoseonggongsin (Subject of Merit in Guarding the King) and other benefits in recognition of his loyalty.