4 ViewsSeochang Field Sunset
Origing of Dong name
- The name Seochang-dong comes from the fact that there was a warehouse where tax grains were stored here during the Joseon Dynasty.
- The jurisdictional Dong, Seha-dong, took the letters "Se" from Se-dong and "Ha" from Dong-ha, and Maruk-dong was called "Malgure," Byeokjin-dong comes from Byeokjinbugok, which was located here during the Goryeo Dynasty, Maeol-dong has many plum trees on Gaedansan Mountain, and Yongdu-dong is derived from the shape of a dragon's head.
- Located in the center of Gwangju, Mt. Geumdangsan, Mt. Gaegeumsan, and Mt. Songhaksan are surrounded like a folding screen, so nature and the city are in harmony. It is a fantastic city to live in with abundant greenery and convenient transportation conditions. Most of the residents of Seochang-dong are agricultural workers, retaining the rural scenery and human heart. Various cultural infrastructures such as the Local Culture Village, Gugak Center, and Cultural Center are nearby.
- In the Seochang field area, agriculture was developed, and among them, a unique agricultural song called “Seochang Mandri” was sung, and it is restored and reproduced every year.
The word “Mandori” is derived from “the word,” which is also called “Manmul,” as the last weeding of the rice paddies, that is, the last weeds to grow in the paddy fields. It is a labor song sung on the 15th day of the lunar calendar when the final weeding was held, and it shows the wisdom of the ancestors who farmed by demonstrating the cooperative spirit such as harmony and unity of the residents to pray for a bountiful harvest even on difficult agricultural days.
- Nearby cultural properties: Mangwijeong (City cultural property No. 5), Yongdudongji stone grave (City cultural property No. 6)