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Kwangphung Pavilion

Date: 23/01/2023 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

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is a historical relic in township of Hongwon County, South Hamgyong Province.

It is a two-storey pavilion built on a high embankment. Its ground and first floor are supported by tapering pillars. The pavilion has three bays (8.7m) on the façade and one bay (4.3m) on a side.

The pillars are topped with simple wingspace way headspace, and the loft of the first floor is encircled by a handrail.

The pavilion was a gatehouse of Hongwon School annexed to the Confucian shrine.

The school had several buildings like other schools, but the pavilion alone still remains.

The pavilion which preserves its old appearance shows high architecture and unusual artistic skill of the Korean ancestors.

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