Conveying the principle of heaven in every single stone
Soswaewon Garden in Damyang, Buyongwon in Bogildo Island and Seoseokji in Yeongyang. Encountering the representative garden with the beauty of Korean style garden in Yeongyang. Seoseokji, No. 108 Folklore Material in Gyeongbuk, consists of a pavilion and a pond known to be built by Jung Young-bang. It was formed based on the belief of unity between nature and people, and ume flowers, orchids, chrysanthemums and bamboos were planted on the Saudan around the pond that are reminiscent of the fidelity of classical scholars beautifully harmonizing with ginkgo trees 400 years old. This garden was developed even before Imcheon gardens in Japan.
Seseokji is a representative pond in the private house in the Joseon Dynasty built in front of the Gyeongjeong by Seokmun Jung Young-bang in the fifth year of reign of Gwanghaegun in Joseon Dynasty (1613). He was born in Yonggung, Yecheon in 1577 (10th year of reign of Seonjo), and learned the Jigyeol of Chinese classics from the class by Ubok Jung Gyung-se in Usan. He was fluent in neo-confucianism and poetry and passed the first examination of the office in 1605 (38th year of reign of Seonjo). But after 1608, during the reign of Gwanghaegun, when the court was in chaos, he spent rest of his life in this town in academic research. Then, in 1627, with the outbreak of the Manchu invasion, the nation got even more chaotic. When the Manchu invasion ended in 1636 (14th year of reign of Injo), he took his fourth son Imcheon Je to live here at the south foot of Jayangsan Mountain (Imcheon of Jinbo, currently Yeondang 1-dong, Ipam-myeon).