Byulgung is a hanok pension complex facing the sea at the northeastern edge of the Taean Peninsula in Chungcheongnam-do. The long row of tiled roofs of the hanok house that has 12 guest rooms looks like a royal palace or a filming site of Korean dramas. Byulgung is a traditional hanok built in the old way by building frames such as rafters, pillars, girders, beams, and floors, and then making walls, roofs, and floors inside the house with a mixture of red clay and straw. Lying on the ondol room would make you feel like you are traveling back in time to the Joseon dynasty.
Byulgung has a total of 12 hanok rooms. There are eight two-people rooms, three four-people rooms, and one seven-people room. While most rooms are ondol rooms, the Bobyeonggung and Cheonchinggung rooms have beds. The Geumugung, Cheonheolgung and Inmagung rooms have two-story structures with bed rooms upstairs. The Cheonchinggung, Cheonheolgung, Inmagung and Magalgung rooms have private terraces. Byulgung also offers convenience with indoor bathrooms and self-contained kitchens While preserving the beauty of traditional architecture. The kitchens are equipped with electric rice cookers, refrigerators, and cooking appliances.
There is a good range of convenience facilities as well. You can enjoy a cup of tea in Modamjeong, which is a pavilion built inside the pension. The beachside walking trail is also always refreshing to walk on. The outdoor swimming pool right in front of the open sea is a plus. You can also enjoy the stunning view of the sea in the outdoor barbecue area. The beach in front of the pension is s private beach that can be only accessed by guests of Byulgung. You can catch clam and conch on the mudflat revealed at low tide. The pension provides tools for mudflat activities.
Nearby tourist spots include Kkujinamugol Beach, which is 3 minutes away by car, and the long sandy Mallipo Beach, which 30 minutes away. Mandaehang Port where there is seafood street is also nearby. Farm Kamille Herb Garden that is famous for herbal teas is also worth a visit.