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Traditional Settlements 


About the village   Bosam is a small village with 11 houses (as of Feb 1986), and is located at a mountain area, Joil-ri, Sammam-myeon, Wulju-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do province. Its location is so isolated that it could sustain its original villagescape for a long time, even though it deteriorates rapidly recently. The old houses of the village have the reed roof, with a steep slope, which is rarely used in Korean houses. It is already almost impossible to find such an archetypal settlement as Bosam in Korea. A Korean movie, Pong (Mulberry), directed by Lee Duyong was filmed on this village.

Settlement Layout

distant view

communal well

a house harmonious with nature

typical house of the village