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  • Name of Cultural Properties : Sunguijon
  • Designation No. : Historic Site No. 223
  • Location : San 10, Amiri, Misan-myeon, Yeoncheon-gun
  • Designation Date : Dec. 28th. 1971
State of cultural Properties
  • Specifications: Sunguijon, Baesincheong, Iancheong, Jeonsacheong, Service Chamber Gojiksa
  • Area: 76.1pyong
  • Structure: Double Eave, Single story of tile-roofed house
  • Established Age: 6th year of King Taejo, 1397
  • Existence of Printing: Printing exists
About Cultural Properties

As ancestral shrine enshrined tablets of 7 kings including King Taejo in GoRyeo Dynasty and held memorial services, in 6th year of King Taejo(1397), they built Jeongjon(a political palace) of the first king of GoRyeo Wanggun and held memorial services of 7 king including Taejo in the first year of King Jeongjong (1399) and named this place Sunguijon in the 2nd of King Munjong. It was built cozily in the trail of Mt. Ami that dark blue Imjingang could be seen.

Sunguijon has kept lots of stories since it was built as the ancestral shrine holding memorial services 3 king of GoRyeo including Taejo and 16 worthy retainers, and it is the place that has been enshrined the founders of successive kings of Chosun Dynasty such as Sungryeongjon of Pyongyang, Sungdukjon of Gyeongju, Sungryeoljon of Jiksan, Chungnam.

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Moreover, it was established at the site of Angam Temple, the native temple of the first king of GoRyeo, Wanggun and reached to today. Detailed history of Sunguijon is as described below.

4 King enshrined in Jeongjon
  • ① King Taejo 877(3rd year of King Heongang 3)- 943(26th year of King Taejo), reigned during 918 - 943. Family Name-Wang, other name -Yakcheon, Posthumous Title-Geon
  • ② King Hyeonjong 992(11th year of King Seongjong)- 1031(22nd year of King Hyeonjong), the 8th king of GoRyeo dynasty, Posthumous Title is Sun, other name is Ansae, Posthumous Name-Wonmun
  • ③ King Munjong 1019(10th year of King Munjong)- 1083(37th year of King Munjong), the 11th king of GoRyeo dynasty, reigned during 1046 - 1083, Posthumous title is Hui, other name is Chokyu, Posthumous name is Inhyo
  • ④ King Wonjong 1219(6th year of King Gojong)- 1274(15th year of Wonjong), the 24th king of GoRyeo dynasty, reigned during 1259 - 1274, Posthumous Title-Sik, Other Name-Ilsin, the first son of King Gojong, Posthumous Name-Sunhyo
16 Retainer enshrined in Baesincheong
  • 1) Jigyeon Bok: Meritorious retainer at the founding of GoRyeo dynasty, Place of Origin-Ocheon. He had Wanggun take the throne with Hyeongyeong Bae, Sunggyeon Sin, and Hongyu and received posthumous conferment of honors as Taesa. His posthumous name is Mugong.
  • 2) Hongyu: ? - 936(19th year of King Taejo). Military commander in early GoRyeo dynasty and meritorious retainer at the founding of GoRyeo dynasty, founder of Uiseong Hong clan, Posthumous Name-Chungryeol
  • 3) Sunggyeom Sin: ? - 927(10th year of King Taejo). Meritorious retainer at the founding of GoRyeo dynasty, Place of Origin-Pyeongsan, Posthumous Name-Jangjeol
  • 4) Geumpil Yu: ? - 941(24th year of King Taejo). Military commander in early GoRyeo dynasty, meritorious retainer at the founding of the dynasty, Place of Origin-Pyeongju, Posthumous Name- Chungjeol
  • 5) Hyeongyeong Bae: ? - 936(19th year of King Taejo). Military commander in early GoRyeo dynasty, meritorious retainer at the founding of the dynasty, place of origin-Gyeongju, posthumous name- Muyeol
  • 6) Hi Seo: 942(25th year of King Taejo) - 998(1st year of King Mokjong). Diplomat in early GoRyeo dynasty, place of origin-Icheon, He rendered distinguished services in restoration of southern territory of Amnokgang. Posthumous name-Jangui
  • 7) Gamchan Gang: 948(3rd year of Jeongjong)- 1031(22nd year of King Hyeonjong). Famous military commander, place of origin-Geumju, he rendered great services in exterminating Kitan at Gwiju sweeping victory. Posthumous name-Wiyeol
  • 8) Yungwan: ? - 1111(6th year of King Yaejong). Great statesman in the middle of GoRyeo dynasty, place of origin-papyeong, rendered distinguished services in exterminating Yeojin clan and going/reclaiming northern area. Posthumous name-Munsuk
  • 9) Busik Gim: 1075(29th year of King Munjong)- 1151(5th year of King Uijong). Civil minister and scholar, place of origin-Gyeonju, suppressed rebellion of Myocheong and compiled [Chronicle of Three Kingdoms]. Posthumous name-Munyeol
  • 10) Chwiryeo Gim: ? - 1234(21st year of King Gojong). Military commander, place of origin-Eonyang, rendered great services in exterminating Kitan who invaded several times, posthumous name- Wiyeol
  • 11) Chung Jo: 1171(1st year of King Myeongjong)- 1220 (7th year of King Gojong). Civil minister, place of origin-Hoengcheon, great general who exterminated Kitan and famous as wise prime minister, posthumous name-Munjeong
  • 12) Banggyeong Gim: 1212(1st year of King Gangjong)- 1300(26th year of King Chungryeol). Military commander, place of origin-Andong, suppressed rebellion of Sambyeolcho and participated in conquest of Japan. Posthumous name-Chungryeol.
  • 13) U An: ? - 1362(11th year of King Gongmin). Military commander, founder of Tamjin An clan, rendered great services in exterminating Honggun clan who invaded in the years of King Gongmin. His official rank has reached to Pyeongjangsa.
  • 14) Bangsil I: 1298(24th year of King Chungryeol)- 1362(12th year of King Gongmin). Military commander, founder of Haman I clan, rendered distinguished services in exterminating Honggun clan who invaded in the years of King Gongmin His official rank has reached to Head of Privy Council.
  • 15) Deukbae Gim: 1312(4th year of King Chungseon)- 1362(11th year of King Gongmin). Civil minister, place of origin-Sangsan, rendered great services in exterminating Honggun clan who invaded in the years of King Gongmin. His official rank has reached to Jeongdangmunhak.
  • 16) Mongju Jeong: 1337(6th year of King Chungsuk)- 1392(4th year of King Gongyang). Faithful retainer, scholar, place of origin-Yeonil, As a faithful retainer and scholar of Sung Confucianism who tried to correct fate of GoRyeo dynasty, he was respected as the founder of Dongbangihak . Posthumous name-Munchung .