Yeon Gae So Mun is the general who terminated the penultimate King of Goguryeo, Yeong Nyu, 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 Yeong Nyu’s nephew Bo Jang as his puppet on the throne following his coup d’etat, he tried with little success to calm down Yeon’s twosons in trying to gain power and started repressing Buddhism (the Kingdom’s official religion) in favour of Taoism.
Yeon Gae Somun
Aired on: Jul 8, 2006
Total Episodes: 100
Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.
Country: South Korea
Native Title: 연개소문
Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older
Alternative Titles: Yeon Gae So Mun, Yeon Gaesomun, The Great Hero