The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) is in the process of making the archaeological site of Uijeongbu, the highest administrative institution of the Joseon dynasty that was designated as national cultural heritage last September after seven years of research and excavation, into a historical and cultural space in the city.
The SMG plans to turn the site of the Uijeongbu (11,300 m2) into an urban historical and cultural space after carrying out preservation procedures for the building remains and cornerstones that have been excavated, preserving the archaeological features as is by constructing preservation facilities and constructing a park around the site.
The unveiling program will be held three times from June 21 to 23. Participation is open to the public with free admission via prior reservation on the Seoul Public Service Reservation system (https://yeyak.seoul.go.kr) starting June 15.
Citizens can visit the site of Uijeongbu and imagine the arrangement, scale and formality of Joseon-era government office through the archaeological features. The preservation process of the site of Uijeongbu will also be open to the public for the first time.
After maintenance work on the site of Uijeongbu, it is expected that what was once only guessed through historical records will become an attraction where citizens can experience the traces of history.