Myung-hee Kim talks about Hyo-won Eu
Myung-hee Kim in the 1950s
Notes from a testimony she gave in the 1980s.
The fall of 1953
My aunt’s cousin was President Hyo-won Eu. My aunt told me he was a genius. In Pusan I visited Pres. Eu’s brother’s [small] factory. [Hyo-won Eu’s brother was Hyo-young Eu.] Pres. Eu was copying Father’s notes on the Principle. I also copied them.
I had met Rev Moon in Seoul previously. I’d heard rumors about him, but I was impressed by an intelligent man like President Eu enthusing about him. That was in the fall. The next year, in January 1954, on the 7th, I joined the Unification Church.
Pres. Eu had a bright white face. When I met him with Father, Pres. Eu was like a young boy, very happy.
I had seen Rev Moon in visions already. (For three years before meeting him I had visions.) I knew he was a good leader for young people, for the religious world, etc. I knew Father would even help politics. I stopped young people demonstrating and I said, “If God is angry at young people, there is no hope for the future.”
I attended a 21 day workshop. I wanted to know if Rev Moon was the coming messiah. Pres. Eu’s brother [Hyo-young Eu] also came. He didn’t get revelations. I got many revelations to help him. He joined earlier than me.
Father, Mrs Kang and I went to Taegu from Pusan. Father told me to continue at university. In early March, Father told Pres. Eu to come to Seoul to help to organize the church.
Father taught us at night. He encouraged Mr Eu to give lectures. There was a 10 o’clock curfew. There were communists around. Father’s talks went on until after 10 o’clock. Detectives came and arrested Father.
The first President was Mr Lee. He was not Christian. He would have left if he hadn’t been made a Christian. He couldn’t mix with people.
With Mr Eu, we felt he was our brother. [In July 1954] We were all taken to NanDaeMun police station. [Ewha sex scandal, link below] We were separated into different rooms. Father was like a lamb. I felt “really this is the Second Coming of Christ.” Father asked me my revelations. I was clever at that time. I said: “Tomorrow morning before 12 we will be free.” We were very united. They asked many different things, but we didn’t make a mistake. Ten minutes before 12 we were freed.
Mr Eu was so pure in heart. He used to be very sad because he could not find anyone he could respect. Father was the first person he could meet. He cried while reading the Principle before meeting Father.
We had to move twice because the landlords didn’t want us. Old house, not original shape. Mrs Yang, my aunt’s sister who was a professor at Yonsei University, joined. She had a house. I lived with her. It was near our centre. Father used to lecture in her living room. Most guests were students or professors.
During the first year, 1954, there were no new members. Buddhists and famous fortune tellers came. They came and prophesied about Father’s position. They said Father was like the “sun”. One Buddhist lady was told to prepare best clothes because she was going to meet the best man. Invited Father to a dinner party (?). It was difficult for Father to go since he had no good clothes.
Father was very kind to Pres. Eu. He gave him a special meal, he took him someplace. Father treated him like a master. Sometimes Father was strict, because he needed indemnity. Suddenly Pres. Eu felt shocked. I watched as he overcame this. Sometimes Father read his mind, and told him his problems. It was difficult for Pres. Eu to overcome, but he was very strong so he could overcome. After that he became a very good lecturer. He lectured and reorganized the Principle.
Myself, I also a very difficult time at that time – everyone had difficult times.
From September we were getting an increase in membership. Many people came. Many members stayed together and listened to the lectures.
When Mrs Sa [probably Gil Ja Sa who was later married to Pre Eu] came, mostly Pres. Eu was lecturing. She thought he was Rev Moon.
Pres. Eu was a one-way person. This was a good point, but also a weak point. He was older than Father, about 39 or so.
He was really a genius. He had suffered very much. He could read people internally. He was the best man to make a foundation for the church. In Father’s original Principle he’d written that he would accomplish the foundation with a person who was a patient – with physical environment – so God hit him.
Pres. Eu’s native home was very close to Father’s. He had also studied science [medicine], and then afterwards he had studied religion and philosophy.
He was a very trustworthy and able disciple. First intellectually and otherwise. He was very interested in the spirit world. He knew Father’s situation, his ancestors and family situation.
I was 22 at that time. He always listened carefully to me when I explained about my family and ancestors.
I was weak. I had a physical problem from when I was a baby and this made me more serious with Heavenly Father. My father was a minister, but I had problems with ministers. I was despairing about them. I said: “In the future I will never go to church, but please trust me, don’t think that I am not Christian. I am still convinced.” I visited a tea-room and heard the messiah. I cried, and I felt that this was better than going to a church. I had a lot of problems internally. During the three months after meeting Father and joining the church, I had a most difficult time – three months of indemnity. I almost died, much indemnity.
If you have suffered outside the church, it is very helpful for life inside the church.
I had experienced death already, so it was no problem to overcome church life. It was rather exciting.
People come to me and ask about problems. I’ve not had such problems, so it is strange for me to answer.
Father said that the Koreans’ greatest asset was that they have suffered. They are not educated like westerners…”
Confirmation of some of the above details from a church website:
In the meantime, Mrs. Yun-young Yang became musical director for the Pan-National University Students’ Summer Camp held at Yonsei University.
The resultant opportunities for discussion provided the momentum to open the door to witnessing in the universities. Her home at 377-60 Chunghyun-dong, Sungdong-gu, was used as the venue for giving Principle lectures to guests from October 18 1954 until the headquarters moved to 241-44 Heungin-dong, Jung-gu on January 17, 1955. At this time, many intellectuals were joining the church. [Her home was between Ewha and Yonsei universities in Seoul.]
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Myung-hee Kim taken in for questioning
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Moon’s third wife Myung-hee Kim in South Korea
A jeep for Moon and nothing for Myung-hee Kim
Moon took Hee-jin away from his mother when he was about 5
Hyo-won Eu told them the real story of Sun Myung Moon
Hyo-won Eu walked with a stick because of his health problems. Here he is outside the “House of Three Doors” after a Sunday service in late 1954 or early 1955.
Hyo-won Eu first joined in December 1953 in Pusan.
In the fall of 1953 he studied Moon’s early (1952) version of the Divine Principle and was intrigued by it.
These photos are of the version of DP that was written in Pusan in 1951-1952. It was never published as a book. It was contained in two hand-written notebooks. There are about four or five of these notebooks remaining.
How did Moon treat Hyo-won Eu?
Moon: “When our church was just starting, for three years and eight months, President Eu Hyo-won lectured eighteen hours a day at Cheongpa-dong even though his health was very poor. I’m telling you that I had a sickly man continue to lecture for forty-four months, eighteen hours a day. It set a tradition and that’s why we lectured for two days, finishing both parts [of the Divine Principle] in two days.
It must have been very hard. As the lecturer, he may have felt pain in his lungs and in other parts of his body, but when he was not lecturing Divine Principle, I would say, “Hey! You are a trumpeter of Heaven’s will; you have to lecture if asked, even for eighteen hours. The spirit world is preparing to speak now. How can you possibly be like this? Get to work!” We did things in that way for all those months. It’s a record.”
Syn-duk Choi was an Associate Professor of Sociology at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul. She received her undergraduate education in Korea at Ewha and did graduate work in social science at the University of Chicago where she received an M.A. degree in 1957. After her return she served as Advisor in the Education Division of USOM, and in 1961 accepted an assistant professorship at Tanguk University. In 1963 she joined the faculty of Ewha University. Professor Choi has written books and reports on Korean-American subjects and on the dating attitudes of Korean college students. She is now engaged in an anthropological study of Korean village life. She was once an active member of the Tong-il church [Unification Church] and was closely associated with Moon Sun-myung. In 1967 she wrote this:
“… In December, 1953 Moon happened to meet Mr. Eu Hyo-won (who is now the executive director of the church). They had a great deal in common and were so pleased with their mutual understanding that they tried to establish a church. Finally on May 1, 1954, they announced the establishment of their church under the name of the Holy Spirit Association for Unification of World Christianity located at 391 Puk Hak Dong, Seoul.
The organization of the Tong-il church is so systematic that one thinks of communists. They pose as “heavenly communists.” Their headquarters is located in Seoul. Mr. Eu Hyo-won is the executive head of the Holy Spirit Association. Under his leadership is: (1) The administrative section, which deals with general affairs, cultural affairs, rural districts, and business affairs; (2) the student section, which includes departments for middle school students, high school students, young children, and Sunday school students; and the national network. There are provincial heads, “Kun” or district heads, “Myon” or sub-district heads, “Li” or village heads, and individual evangelists. Thus the Tong-il faith has been spread throughout the country to every small village.
Seoul is on the provincial level, and its organization is as follows: it consists of three districts. The first district is the Youth Division, the second district is the Men’s Division, and the third district is the Women’s Division. The Youth Division in turn is subdivided into two areas, a girls, division and a boys, division. Then each sub-division is divided into three groups. For the boys,Seoul National University students take the lead, and for the girls Ewha University students take the lead. The second and the third districts are divided into three areas respectively, and each of these areas is subdivided into three groups. One group consists of about twelve persons. One area consists of 36 persons and one district consists of 108.
Special emphasis is put on youth in the Tong-il Church. They don’t expect much from those above forty. Old people over forty, they think, should regard themselves as the sacrifices offered on the altar to bring the kingdom of heaven on earth through Mr. Moon.
There is a communication system formed between the members so that they can act immediately in matters which concern them all, such as passing on information, acting on Moon’s direction or responding to some urgent notice by the church. Each group in its respective district has its own weekly meeting, and has many activities besides studying their principles.
Training Meetings for Orientation
They have several peculiar practices of their own: In order to provide many evangelists for the church, they frequently hold training meetings. A national meeting is usually held for forty days. During this period they have the participants master their principles and do many drills. They lodge them together for that period, as in the military service, so that they can learn to endure all the difficulties they will have to face, mentally as well as physically, while doing their evangelistic work.”
The above extract is from her article, KOREA’S TONG-IL MOVEMENT in Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society No. 43 (1967)
Hyo-won Eu’s cousin, Shin-hee Eu, explains about his death
“One day my cousin Eu Hyo-won was giving a sincere lecture about the teachings to his audience, giving it with sweat and passion, meanwhile Sun Myung Moon was flirting with the women. So Eu Hyo-won was more popular and respected by the female members. My cousin, Eu Hyo-won, thought he could have lived longer if he had not been operated on. Since Eu Hyo-won had studied medicine at university in his home town, he knew his condition well [a bone disease] and that he might die if he had the surgery. He hated the idea and refused the operation.
However, Sun Myung Moon was afraid because people were saying “if he is the real messiah, he should be able to cure any disease”. It is a fact that there were such voices. So Hyo-won was reluctantly forced to have the operation, and he died. Since Eu Hyo-won was loved by many people, Moon’s worry about being deprived of a seat at the top was gone. Moon certainly felt relieved.”
President Eu Departed
“President Hyo Won Eu, who had been hospitalized in the Hospital attached to Seoul National University since October 28th, 1969, and removed to Mr. Young Joon Eu’s on July 20, 1970, left this world at 2:20, p.m. on July 24th, 1970, at 57, His bereaved family are Mrs. Eu, and his three sons: Chin-Seung, Chin-Gun and Chin-Hyung.
The late President Eu had been faithfully devoted to the fulfillment of God’s will, and serving True Parents. He delivered lectures of Divine Principles for three and half years, carrying a disabled leg, and wrote the books interpreted Divine Principles, in 1957, and Discourse of Divine Principles in 1968. He got married with Miss Gil Ja Sa in 1960.”
Further details of Hyo-won Eu’s last days in hospital are confirmed by Pastor Kim Deuk-jin:
“Pastor Kim Deuk-jin, after reading the objection by the UC in Japan, spoke firmly as follows, “What do the newcomers to the church know? In 1970, Mr. Eu Hyo-won, who was one of the major leaders died in a hospital in Seoul. I happened to meet him by chance in the hallway of that hospital one week before he passed away, and spoke with him in his hospital room. It was a hot day. We talked about Sun Myung Moon and shed tears together.”
“After Mr. Eu Hyo-won’s passing, his younger brother [Eu Hyo-young], and his younger sister [Eu Shin-hee] left the Unification Church because Eu Hyo-won had told them the real story of Sun Myung Moon. I am not lying, or trying to deceive anyone in my testimony.”
“Finally I broke with the Unification Church and left in 1971. I had been the second secretary to Sun Myung Moon. I worked very hard; my existence was like that of a shadow. Leaving the group was a secondary issue for me.
Pak Chong-hwa, who was the very first secretary, was betrayed by Sun Myung Moon in this way [explained earlier]. I was the second secretary who left because my life was so difficult, and Song Do-wook was the third, and he also left. Eu Hyo-won, who gave distinguished service to the church with his wisdom, has died.
It is thought-provoking to look at these facts and consider if this was the plan of God, or the plan of Sun Myung Moon.”
Myung-hee Kim said Hyo-won Eu: “reorganized the Principle.” He asked Moon many questions about things in the 1952 Divine Principle that did not seem clear. Moon was not always able to give satisfactory answers.
Hyo-won Eu’s funeral on July 28, 1970. About 800 members attended, including Mr. and Mrs. Kuboki, Japanese President, Young Oon Kim, and district and area leaders.
It appears that Moon did not attend the funeral.
Hyo-won Eu, who wrote the DP, jailed for document forgery
36 Couples – many left the Unification Church
See the testimonies of Hyo-min Eu and Deuk-jin Kim on video:
Myung-hee Kim talks about Hyo-won Eu
Hyo-won Eu, who wrote the DP, jailed for document forgery
Hyo-won Eu (right) with Moon in about 1955
Hyo-won Eu was the main writer of the 1957 Divine Principle. In July 1955 he was jailed for making forgeries of official documents. It was reported in the Kyunghyang Shinmun, dated July 15 1955.
Six people arrested and detained then sent to court in Unification Church incident
文鮮明 Moon Sun Myung jailed on two charges
劉孝元 Eu Hyo won 公文書偽造 Counterfeiting of official documents
and four other UC members arrested on various charges
The arrests in July followed a thorough two month investigation which had begun on May 13, 1955 when two officers from the Police Criminal Investigation Bureau first went to the church.
Hyo-won Eu explained some more in his own diary:
Hyo-won Eu’s Diary: “July 4, 1955. Investigator Oh and Chief Investigator Kim came over to ask Teacher to come to the [Police] station in order to tape an interview. Young Oon [Kim] and I followed them. We went into different rooms.”
Hyo-won Eu: “July 11. At 4:30 I prepared for life in jail, and went to the investigation station. … I was arrested at the East Gate station.”
Hyo-won Eu: “July 13. I was sent by a detective to the Chong No station. … Yung Suk Pak [a student from Ewha] was looking at me very sympathetically. When we were almost ready to leave, one of my nephews called out, “Uncle, what happened to you?” He was crying. When the car left, he hit the window. Their faces looked at us with so much longing, so I told them there was nothing to worry about.
We became so tired, waiting in the Pigeon’s Ground. Teacher [Moon]’s right wrist and my left wrist were bound tightly together. We were led to the examining room. … He [Moon] looked at me and added, “Hyo Won, you are having a hard time, aren’t you?” I told him, “Because of our mistakes, we got you into trouble as well.” With 30 other prisoners, we were sent to the West Gate prison. Some time after midnight, we arrived at Building 6, Ward 9, Cell 380.”
Hyo-won Eu: “July 29. I signed the Principle which I wrote and expressed my feelings to the secretary. … Again, as on the first day, five of us were bound together with Teacher and were sent before Judge Kang.
Son Yung Sohn touched me. I asked him to greet Teacher. Teacher told him, “Pray a lot.” When we got into the car, they didn’t let us sit next to the window. I couldn’t understand how their minds could be so hard.
So finally 22 days passed since our arrest, and we were brought to trial. The first trial was at 10:00 at the local courtroom in Seoul, courtroom 4. The judge was Hak No Yoon. He was actually the chief judge. In the afternoon session, Judge Se Yong Kang gave the following sentence: “‘Teacher, 2 years; Hyo Won, 2 years; the other members, 1 year each.””
Hyo-won Eu’s diary:
The full Kyunghyang Shinmun article:
Now I have to come to know, I’ve truly come to know, Father, how your heart is filled with tears…
Whenever you sing this song, think of Hyo-min Eu who wrote it in 1956.
Hyo-min Eu in 1993
He was blessed as one of the 72 couples in June 1962. When many of the 36 couples left the UC, Hyo-min Eu was promoted to the 36 couples to fill a gap. He described the ritual sex, which he himself experienced, that took place in the ceremony. The ceremony for the 72 couples went on for over 11 hours.
The 72 Couples Blessing
“This Holy Wedding was held on June 4, 1962. Couples entered the hall in sets of three, and separate ceremonies were held for each set. As the couples entered, a congratulatory poem and song were offered, wedding vows were recited and rings were exchanged. Reverend and Mrs. Moon’s blessing prayer followed, and finally, commemorative photographs were taken. A one hour intermission was held after eight sets of couples had participated in the ceremony. The entire marriage ceremony was completed at 5:30 p.m., more than eleven hours after it had begun!”
Hyo-min Eu testimony notes from after he left:
Everyday, in the early days in the UC, Moon would ask the members, especially the sisters, if they had dreams about him. Moon would then interpret the dreams. The members were very impressed. Hyo-min Eu felt that Moon was really using this technique to get inside the heads of the members.
Moon, in public meetings, asked the sisters if they had sexual dreams about him.
In July 1955 Moon was arrested, and also Hyo-min Eu, because of the Ewha sex scandal. They all spent time in jail. (see link below)
In 1971 Hyo-min Eu left the Unification Church.
His cousins were Hyo-won Eu and Hyo-young Eu (brothers), and his younger sister was Shin-hee Eu. They all left the UC.
Hyo-min Eu was a photographer, and took many photos in the early days, including the one of Moon kicking his first wife, Sun-kil Choi. After he left the UC he became a successful businessman. Later he helped Chong-hwa Pak to write the ‘Tragedy of the Six Marys’ book. He was interviewed on Japanese TV about it (link below). According to a friend, he always tried to answer questions truthfully. If he did not know something, he said so.
Moon kicking his first wife after she found him doing pikareum.
10. My Offering
Words and music: Hyo-min Eu 1956
Now I have to come to know, I’ve truly come to know,
Father, how your heart is filled with tears,
For your altar stands and waits for an offering never made.
He cries through all the ages for still no offering comes,
Our Father cries in loneliness for He cannot share His heart.
Now I have come to know, I’ve truly come to know,
Father, now I know your blessed grace;
For you raised me from the darkness and gave to me new life.
I live and stand before you, but now you cry again.
My Father has to say to me,
"Go and die now in my place."
Now pledging I will go, determined I will go,
Father, now I’m changing to Your way,
For no other will I follow, but go my Father’s way
Upon Your waiting altar I kneel without a word.
My life shall be the sacrifice;
I will faithfully obey.
36 Couples – many left the Unification Church
This magazine article was published in 'Friday' magazine in Japan on Sept 3, 1993.
'Friday' magazine in Japanese:
See Hyo-min Eu’s video testimony:
Moon sex scandal at Ewha in the headlines.
Hyo-min Eu was arrested
Moon arrested for kidnapping a female student for three days.
Hyo-min Eu was also arrested. Korean 1955 newspaper article.
Korean cult in trouble – asks followers for 6billion won
Salvation Sect raises funds for fugitive Yoo (after Sewol ferry disaster)
Korea Times 2014-07-15
By Lee Hyo-sik
The religious cult led by the nation’s most wanted fugitive, Yoo Byung-eun, is reportedly asking its followers to donate 6 billion won ($5.9 million) in cash to protect its headquarters from the authorities. But many analysts say the real intent behind the Salvation Sect’s fundraising is to finance Yoo’s continued flight from the prosecution.
According to a relative of a Salvation Sect follower who recently appeared on a TV program, the cult is encouraging its members to donate money to defend Geumsuwon, the religious sect’s stronghold in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, from the government. The compound was raided twice by investigators seeking to arrest Yoo and those aiding his escape from the prosecution.
The individual said that the Salvation Sect has recently launched a nationwide fund-raising campaign to collect at least 6 billion won, the third of its kind since April 16 when the ferry Sewol sank off the southwestern coast.
The cult first collected 500 million won from its members purportedly to investigate the cause of the Sewol ferry sinking. It then raised 3 billion won, saying it needs large sums of money to effectively defend the owner of the sunken ship in court.
According to a voice file acquired by a local media outlet, Cho Seung-ik, the general affairs manager of the Salvation Sect, reportedly told hundreds of followers last week that they should actively take part in the fundraising in order to protect Geumsuwon from the government. Cho allegedly said that the cult is in crisis and that its members must donate at least 6 billion won by July 20.
However, analysts suspect that the collection of the money is to provide cash to Yoo and his eldest son Dae-gyun who have been on the run for more than two months.
In addition, the Salvation Sect is reportedly attempting to brainwash its followers by saying that Yoo has been falsely accused of crimes. The former Semo Group chairman is suspected of embezzlement, tax evasion and other irregularities that could have been contributory to the ferry disaster.
Yoo and his eldest son Dae-gyun have remained elusive for two months, despite a massive manhunt by the prosecution. The two Yoos have reportedly been offered a safe house and means of transportation by sect followers across the country. Yoo even reportedly sought political asylum at a number of foreign embassies.
Sects, money and tragedy have history in Korea
S. Korea Police Raid Church in Ferry Owner Search
The Cults of South Korea
The recent ferry tragedy has added another chapter to the country’s disconcerting history with cults.
New Yorker Hotel makes workers clean up asbestos without protection.
"Manhattan has a lengthy and varied history of industry and construction, putting it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk to develop mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. If you were exposed to asbestos in Manhattan and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.”
Yongpyong Resort, covering 4,300 acres, is owned by the Moons
Yongpyong Resort, located on the ridge of Mt. Balwangsan on the east side of Korea, is open all year round. It covers 4,300 acres, which is 6.7 square miles.
It is the first domestic ski resort opening in 1975. With an average of 250cm of snow each year you can enjoy skiing from November until April. Compared to other ski resorts, the ski season is considerably longer. It is 215km from Seoul, and with the construction of a 4-lane highway, the travel time has been shortened to 2 hours. When ski season finishes, you can enjoy golf from April to November as well.
This is where the 1998 World Cup Ski Competition and the 1999 Gangwon Winter Asian Games were held. The Rainbow Red*Silver*Gold slopes have been authorized by the International Ski Federation (ISF). Also there are slopes for beginners such as the Yellow Run and the Pink Run, and the new Red Run and Green Run for intermediates. There are 18 slopes and 15 lifts in total, with a 3.7km long gondola which can accommodate 8 people at once. There are other convenient indoor facilities such as the swimming pool and sauna, and within the complex there is a sledding hill, indoor golf course with a capacity of 6 holes, survival game park and the indoor mountain bike path. There are also the forest bath walk, archery, crocket, tennis courts and the campsites.
For accommodation there are hotels, condos, youth hostels which add up to 1,087 rooms available in total.
130, Yongsan-ri, Doam-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
강원 평창군 도암면 용산리 130
Satellite image of part of the complex.
The red marker is for the Greenpia condominiums.
Peak Island Water Park
Kook Jin Moon opened the Peak Island Water Park in 2008
Yongpyong Resort has activities for all seasons
Dragon Plaza, Dragon Peak, Fitness Center, Valley Center, YongPyong Dome
Dragon Valley Hotel, Tower Condominium, Villa Condominium, YongPyong Condominium, YongPyong Hostel, Birch Hill Condominium, Greenpia Condominium
1) Indoor Leisure - Swimming Pool, Health Club, Bowling Alley, Sports and Health Massage, Sauna
2) Outdoor Leisure - YongPyong Cable Car, ATVs, Alpine Slider, Survival Games, Bicycles
45-hole golf course:
1. The YongPyong Golf Club : 18 hole-traditional golf course
6,800 yards Par 72
2. The Birch Hill Golf Club: 18 based on the theme of
“meeting with water” 7,000 yards Par 72
3. The YongPyong 9-hole picturesque course surrounded by water
3,167 yards Par 36
Yongpyong ski runs (lower left & center) and golf courses from satellite
Going to the top of Mount Balyang
Mount Balyang – top station for the cable car
Ski Season mid-November ~ early April
Maximum Daily Capacity 25,000 guests
Total number of Slopes 31 (including 2 half-pipes)
Total number of lifts 14 (including 1 cable car)
Cross Country Trail 15km
Rental Shops 3,000 sets of Skis and Snowboards
Golf Season Early April ~ Late November
Private Golf Club YongPyong Golf Club : 18 Holes
Birch Hill Golf Club : 18 Hole
Public Golf Course YongPyong 9 Golf Course : 9 Holes
Lodging Facilities 1,078 rooms
Restaurants, Ball Rooms, Meeting Rooms, Leisure Sports facilities, etc.
Yongpyong resort plans to go public (This article also explains details of the ownership of Yongpyong.)
Another Moon owned golf course – part of Ocean Resort, Yeosu
The Ocean Country Club
from the website
The development of the golf course was delayed because of local protests. (Plan above)
It is now open for business.
The Ocean Country Club House
Video (4 minutes)
Tour of Resort, Water Park and Country Club Golf Course
The Ocean Resort in Yeosu is owned by the Moons
This resort is next to Yeosu on the south coast of Korea.
San 99, Soho-dong, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
전남 여수시 소호동 산 99
Video (4 minutes)
Tour of Resort, Water Park and Country Club Golf Course
The Ocean Resort is part of the Moon property empire in Korea. Their empire is worth $billions.
It was opened by Moon in February 2012.
The Ocean Hotel by Tongil Foundation-affiliated Ilsang Oceanic Development Co., held its grand opening on Feb. 28, 2012 with True Parents attending. The governor of South Cholla Province, Chairman of the 2012 Yeosu Expo Organizing Committee and Mayor of Yeosu also attended. True Parents were very satisfied with the completed hotel.
The Ocean Resort is a vacation condominium complex also owned by Ilsang that opened in 2008. Both are part of True Parents’ plans to develop Yeosu as a major world center for leisure activities related to the ocean.
Tongil Foundation has accumulated much experience in hotel and condominium operations through its properties in Yongpyong and Muchangpo (Beaché Palace).
The Moon’s suite. Their photo is on the wall.
The view from the 12th floor of the hotel.
The Ocean Hotel’s ballroom can fit well over 1,000 people.
The Ocean Resort Condo is an accommodation in ‘The Ocean Resort Water Park’ in Jeollanam-do Yeosu. The water park is set against the beautiful backdrop of Dadohae National Park along the south coast, providing a pleasant mix of wilderness and manmade landscaping.
The condos have 5 different types of room. Each room has bedrooms, a living room, one or two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a balcony looking out towards the ocean. Facilities include a restaurant, a coffee shop, a convenience store, and banquet halls with state-of-the-art A/V and lighting systems.
Guests at the condos can easily enjoy the water park in the resort, as well as explore nearby tourist attractions. The beautiful seaside city of Yeosu has numerous tourist attractions such as Suncheon Ecological Park and Dadohae Maritime National Park.
When construction started in 2006 the plan was for a much taller hotel tower with 43 floors, and a water park of twice the size – as shown above. The final hotel tower has 17 floors. Something went wrong.
Architectural Company - Jeonin A&E
Construction Company - Ilseong Marina
Executive Company - Unification Co.Ltd