One of 99 Rooms.

Seongyojong, (English nickname: The House of 100 Rooms) is a typical residence in which an aristocrat would have lived during the Choson Dynasty. The house actually has 99 rooms. Eighteenth century Korea had something similar to medieval Europe's sumputary laws, and only royalty was allowed have 100 or more rooms in their homes. Besides, quite a few of the rooms are actually fairly tiny. They were used for servants, or maybe just so they could say the house had 99 rooms.

You can see one of the servants' rooms in the photo above. No, it wasn't open like this originally. Seongyojong has removed the front walls so you can see inside, and furnished them with period artifacts, all in the interest of giving you a better tourist experience.

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