The Birthplace of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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The Birthplace of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The Birthplace of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Approximately 500 years ago, this village was formed by a political faction called ‘Jangjeolgongpa’ from the Gwangju Ban Clan. It is a typical calm, peaceful rural village, surrounded by Mt. Bodeoksan just like a folding screen.

Location

Haengchi Village, Sangdang 1-ri,
Wonnam-myeon, Eumseong-gun

The village is home to the birthplace of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the shrine of the Haengchi families of Jangjeolgongpa from the Gwangju Ban Clan and Segyedo, a genealogical list engraved on a stone tablet. Eumseong-gun(county) has promoted the restoration and development of the birthplace of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon into a park and memorial development project.

The Birthplace of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon