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Jinnamgwan Hall (Korean: 진남관) is a historical building in the South Korean city Yeosu. The wooden structure consists of a roof, that is supported by 68 columns.[1] It is decorated with carved lotus buds, dragon heads, and Dancheong paintwork.[1][3] Jinnamgwan Hall is 75 m (246 ft) long and 14 m (46 ft) tall.[1]

Jinnamgwan Hall
진남관
여수진남관.jpg
The Jinnamgwan Hall
Jinnamgwan Hall is located in South Korea
Jinnamgwan Hall
Location within South Korea
General information
LocationYeosu, South Jeolla Province, South Korea
CountrySouth Korea
Coordinates34°44′31″N 127°44′12″E / 34.74194°N 127.73667°E / 34.74194; 127.73667Coordinates: 34°44′31″N 127°44′12″E / 34.74194°N 127.73667°E / 34.74194; 127.73667
Completed1599
Height14 m (46 ft)
Dimensions
Other dimensions75 m (246 ft) long
Technical details
MaterialWood
Floor count1
Floor area800 m2 (8,600 sq ft)
References
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The original building, commissioned by Naval Commander Yi Si-eon, was completed in 1599 during the Joseon dynasty.[2] It stood on the former site of Jinhaeru, the naval base of Jeolla Province. That naval base was the headquarters of Admiral Yi Sun-sin during the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592 and burned down in 1597.[2] Jinnamgwan Hall was used as a guest house for government officials.[1]

A fire destroyed the building in 1716, but it was rebuilt two years later by Admiral Yi Je-myeon. Jinnamgwan Hall was converted into an elementary school in 1911 during the Japanese rule over Korea, damaging the original structure.[4] It was designated as a National Treasure (no. 304) on April 17, 2001.[1] Jinnamgwan Hall underwent a restoration starting in 2015.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Heritage Search". Cultural Heritage Administration. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Jinnamgwan Hall (여수 진남관)". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Jinnamgwan". Yeosu City. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  4. ^ Picture of sign at Jinnamgwan Hall on KakaoMap. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  5. ^ Lonely Planet Korea (10 ed.). Lonely Planet. 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2019.