Chonsam Cooperative Farm started its roots as 3 small villages. The largest of which was called Chon and sam is the Korean word for 3. The farm was founded in October of 1952, it has now grown to take up 500 hectares, 300 of those are dedicated to rice patty fields. 1700 people live in the area surrounding the farm, 800 of those are farmers and the remainder take on supporting operations. Tourists to the area are often given a peek inside one of the locals homes and can witness a performance by children. The area has a library, a concert hall, and even a cinema. Tribute is paid to the leaders in the form of a mosaic mural. A traditional Korean architecture pagoda overlooks the farm area from the top of a hill.