Yeon Gaesomun (TV series)

Yeon Gaesomun (TV series)

Yeon Gaesomun
Genre Historical drama
Starring Lee Tae-gon
Hwang In-young
Lee Jung-gil
Son Tae-young
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 100
Running time Saturday and Sunday 20:45 (KST)
Original channel SBS
Original release July 8, 2006 (2006-07-08) – June 17, 2007 (2007-06-17)
Preceded by Dear Heaven
Followed by Golden Bride
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Yeon Gaesomun (연개소문; 淵蓋蘇文) is the title of a television historical drama.

In the summer of 2006, the South Korean television station SBS began a 100-episode drama on the life of Yeon Gaesomun. Its production cost was very high, about 40 billion South Korean won.


Yeon Gae Somun is the general who killed the penultimate King of Goguryeo, Yeongnyu, in 642. It was a period of tremendous instability, both because of the pressure by Shilla, but also because the political situation in Goguryeo was very confusing. After General Yeon put Yeongnyu’s nephew Bojang as his puppet on the throne following his coup d’etat, he tried with little success to calm down Yeon’s two sons in trying to gain power, and started repressing Buddhism (the Kingdom’s official religion) in favour of Taoism.


External links

  • official SBS websiteYeon Gaesomun (Korean)