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Dudle Village

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Dudle Village was resided by Gwangjewon in the Joseon Dynasty. It is called Wondudle or Won-ri from the 'village of won located on a hill (dudle)'.

In 1640 (18th year of reign of Injong), Seokgye Lee Si-young, ashamed of the national humiliation from the Manchu invasion of Korea, gave up his governmental post and came back to this place to concentrate his efforts in academic research and fostering younger students. Among the sons of Seokgye, the fourth son, Sungil followed ancestral business, and with his descendants, this place became a village of the Jaeryeong Lee family.
On the hill next to the village are remainings of Seokcheon Seodang by Seokgye and old house of Seokgye, and on the rocks standing on the riverside of Hwamaecheon flowing in front of the village are the writings of Dongdae, Seodae, Nakgidae and Sesimdae known to be written by Lee Sung-il, the fourth son of Seokgye. Recently, Umsikdimibang Learning Center, memorial stone for mistress Jang, Umsildimibang Training Center, exhibition center, Gwangsan Literature Research Center and book cafe are established.

  • Seokgye Old House
  • memorial stone for mistress Jang, Umsildimibang Training Center
  • Gwangsan Literature Research Center
  • Book Cafe - Dudle Book Love

A place readily visited by literature lovers

This village, since Seogye migrated and settled from Yeonghae in the early days, was a place of massive literary spirit that created excellent scholars and fighters for independence.

In the Joseon Dynasty, Gilam Lee Hyun-il and Milam Lee Jae descended and deveoped the literature by Toegye Lee Hwang and spread across young students. In the modern days, Naesan Lee Hyun-gyu served as the commander of justice army, and fighters of independency Unseo Lee Don-ho, Lee Myung-ho and Lee Sang-ho who signed Paris Library representing Confucian scholars are also from this village.
Also, this village was the birthplace of anti-Japanese poet Lee Byung-gak, Lee Byung-chul and writer Lee Mun-yeol, and a place of virtue and stories of educating the eldest daughter by Mistress Jung who wrote Umsikdimibang, the recipe book in the noble household of Joseon Dynasty.