#713-77, Odaesan-ro(Dongsan-ri), Jinbu-myeon
Gangwon Province. (Odaesan History Archives)
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Type : Cultural Asset Document No. 37
Title : PyeongChang Odaesan National History Archives
Classification : History Archives
Area : 827㎡
Designation Date : Jan. 21, 1963.
Location : San 1, Dongsan-ri, Jinbu-myeon, PyeongChang-gun
Period : Joseon Period
Possessor : Woljeongsa Temple
Manager : PyeongChang-gun
It is the site of National History Archives where Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, a manuscript that recorded the daily accounts of the king and national affairs of the time, and Seoneonboryak, the Joseon royal geneology, were kept. Odaesan National History Archives was established because it was considered to be an appropriate place to keep history books according to the theory of divination based on topography that finds it an auspicious site where disasters caused by floods, fires and wind can be prevented in 1606 (the 39th year of King Seonjo). Such buildings as Sagak and Seoneonbogak were burned down during the Korean War, and the present buildings were restored based on remaining data in 1992. There was Sagosa Buddhist Temple founded nearby for the purpose of guarding and managing history books. Odaesan Mountain Version of Annals of the Joseon Dynasty that had been looted by Japanese imperialists was returned to Korea in 2006, and Documents from Joseon Dynasty was returned to Korea in 2011.