(4 May 2015) Nestled at the foothills of Mount Inwangsan, Cheongun Literature Library is an emerging tourist draw in Seoul.
In a rare architectural style for a public building in Korea, the library’s facade exudes a traditional feel, in harmony with the surrounding mountain landscape.
The library is, in fact, a mix of the old and modern. The first floor looks like a typical library with rows of bookshelves and a coffee shop. The separate building on the upper floor, which is reached by stairs outside, is a hanok, functioning as a reading room.
Hanok is a term to describe Korean traditional houses.
The Korea Herald has the full illustrated story.