Hyeonchungsa Shrine

Hyeonchungsa Shrine, Asan

Hyeonchungsa Shrine
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Chris Ruggaluffagus
Yorktown, VA268 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Originally built in 1706 and rebuilt in 1932 the shrine honors Admiral Yi and several generations of his family. This is a great outdoor area that offers over 5km of trails along with beautiful views and a gorgeous pond.

It truly is beautiful all year round; I visited in winter. The crisp air, small crowds, and quietness made this place even more special.

If you are pressed on time, skip the museum and head straight to the shrine and walk around the pond on your way back to the parking lot. (Approximately 30 min).

I recommend spending 1-1.5 hours to see everything. The museum shares history from 1700s about naval warfare and the infamous turtle ships. Videos begin at the top of each hour.

The parking lot is huge, and gives you an idea about how crowded this place gets in the spring/summer.
Written December 18, 2020
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,374 contributions
Jun 2020 • Solo
Hyeonchungsa Shrine honors the Korean hero Admiral Yi Sun-sin famous for defeating the Japanese navy during the Imjin Wars during the Joseon dynasty. The original shrine built from donations was a small structure which is still in the grounds. The new shrine houses the portrait of the admiral and the structure sits at the top of a hill in the middle of an immaculately groomed lawn. Yi’s former residence where he and his descendants lived until the 1960’s is also part of the complex. Yi Sun-sin Memorial Museum is near the entrance and houses his sword and diaries, both of which are national treasures. Unfortunately there isn’t much about the famous turtle ships on display. A theater shows an hourly 3-D film about his battles with the Japanese.
Written June 12, 2020
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jen71ski
New Port Richey, FL468 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
I went during the week and really enjoyed my visit. There is lots of walking here. The grounds are beautiful. There is an educational building, archery, shrine and home of the admiral. A nice place to let the kids run around. Great place also for pictures. No cost to enter or park. Bring lots of water and some snacks. They do have vending machines spread out to get hot and cold beverages. There are a few vendors selling ice cream, drinks, and novelties in the parking lot.
Written June 26, 2014
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mia_from_TO
Toronto, Canada45 contributions
Nov 2019
On a day trip to Asan, after you visit the Gingko Tree road, visit the Hyeonchungsa Shrine. Set out early as parking is crazy later in the day. The shrine is the burial place for Admiral Yi Sun-si and includes extensive grounds for long strolls, and a memorial museum that provides the history of his contributions to the country.
Written November 3, 2019
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Burj Al Chino
55 contributions
Oct 2018
After taking the KTX train from Seoul to Asan, the trip here became too much for my mom. It’s a huge memorial place and seats are far off from each other.

We were here bec the government website says it’s adjacent to the Gingko road , a great place for the yellow leaves during fall season.

We also found some yellow leaves on the side entrance of this shrine memorial . We took some pictures and got help from a local lady at a cafe to call us a taxi. She was very kind. I could use my roaming but ran out of battery.

Free entrance when we arrived October 30
Written November 1, 2018
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Atakan ATLAS
Seoul, South Korea45 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We choose this place many times for walk around. Actually Hyeonchungsa Shrine is so historical and well protected place. They built museum and giving information about Korean history and Admiral Yi. Moreover there is old house Admiral Yi which lived in, the arrow shooting range and Geobuksun (turtle ship).
There is no entrance fee so just visit and enjoy in park. Especially good choice for kids. :) Spring and Autumn are lovely like other place in Korea..
If you want to go there at the weekends please visit early. :) If the weather is great , here is so crowded and before arrive starting traffic jam :/ You can reach here by bus also from Cheonan Bus Terminal or Cheonan Station, take bus number 900, 910, 920 or bus bound for Hyeonchungsa Shrine (runs frequently / 1 hour ride). Enjoy!
Written April 23, 2018
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Hiloprof
7 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
The development of the Turtle Boat is well documented at the Museum which is just off to the side of the entrance to the Shrine grounds. Definitely well worth the trip.

The grounds of the house are very interesting. In back is an archery demonstration--I missed that as it is only on certain days.
Written February 9, 2017
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Mic
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium170 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
Worth the trip especially in automn, the colors are really beautifull. Inside the park, there is a museum explaining how the genreral Yi Sun Sin defeated the japanese (but mostly in Korean). Apart from that, the domain is dedicated to the general family and you will see where his familly is buried. Interesting place!
Written November 26, 2013
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Jerry R
Asan, South Korea6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I love this park that celebrates one of Korea’s biggest hero’s navy admiral Yi Sun Shin a true leader who defeated the enemy with cunning and strategy
Written March 6, 2020
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Steven L
Banff, Canada35 contributions
May 2018 • Business
Had a great time walking around, seeing the shrine to Korea’s Admiral Yi Sun-sin. Try to go visit when it isn’t as humid. Beautiful spot that I plan on visiting again.
Written May 25, 2018
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