Sosewon was constructed by Yang San-bo (1503-1577) for a center
of lyric literature as Shikyongjong pavilion and Myonangjong pavilion after his mentor, Cho
Kwang-jo (1482-1519) was expelled from
A stone and mud wall encloses the garden
which includes a pond, two
lovely pavilions, Kwangp'unggak
and Chewoltang, which stand near the valley,
a bamboo grove, aged pine trees, zelkovas, maples and other trees.
A log bridge stretches daintily across the valley.
The water in the pond is drawn by means of wooden pipes. Kim
In-hu's 48 poems to Sosewon's
beauty are hung in Chewoltang Pavilion. So
have a good chance here to find out big diffrent between Korean
garden and French garden or Japanese one.