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Onjeong gaegeonbi

Onjeong gaegeonbi
According to an old historical record, the Dongnae hot springs were already used in the Silla period, when the water is said to have been hot enough to boil an egg. Famous for its recuperative powers, the hot springs have attracted many people for a long time. This monument, erected in October 1766, the 42nd year of the reign of King Yeongjo(1724-76), commemorates the renovation of the hot spring facilities by the Dongnae Magistrate, Gang Pil Li. The contents of its epitaph are as follows: A hot spring house had been built in 1691, the 17th year of the reign of King Sukjong(1674-1720). After Gang Pil Li assumed the post of the Dongnae Magistrate, he rebuilt nursing home having two hot spring baths two public baths, one for men and one for women, and installed convenience facilities, a gate and this monument. The calligrapher of the epitaph on the monument was Song Gwang Jeok.

The monument is 144 centimeters high and 61 centimeters wide. During the Japanese Occupation of Korea(1910-45), the Japanese prohibited Koreans' use of the hot springs. In this way, the rights of the Koreans were infringed upon by the Japanese . Now it is preserved in Yonggak beside the Community Credit Cooperatives in Oncheon-dong.

  • Cultural property : Busan Tangible Cultural Property No.14
  • Designated on June 26, 1972
  • Location : 135-26, Oncheon-dong, Dongnae-gu, Busan

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