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Yangcheonhyanggyo Confucian School (양천향교)

  • Yangcheonhyanggyo Confucian School (양천향교)
  • Yangcheonhyanggyo Confucian School (양천향교)
  • Yangcheonhyanggyo Confucian School (양천향교)
  • Yangcheonhyanggyo Confucian School (양천향교)

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Address
53, Yangcheon-ro 47na-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 강서구 양천로47나길 53 (가양동)
Type
Monuments/ Historical Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2658-9988
  • Information
    Introduction
    Hyanggyo refers to the educational institutions of the Joseon Dynasty. Much like the national junior and high schools of today, a hyanggyo is where the children of local officials were educated and where ritual services were held in memory of Confucius. The Yangcheon Hyanggyo Confucian School is the only such school in Seoul. Built in the 12th year of King Taejong of Joseon (1411), the school was entirely renovated in 1981. There are eight buildings in the premise, including the Daeseongjeon, Myeongryundang, Jeonsacheong, Dongjae, Seojae, Naesammun, and Waesammun. Today, a national ritual service for Confucius is held here twice a year: one in the spring and one in the fall. Also, various programs are offered to teach Chinese characters, calligraphy, or Oriental painting to regular citizens, as well as elementary, junior, and high school students. This way, the institution is educating the youth and preserving tradition at the same time.

    Size of facilities: Daeseongjeon 54㎡, Myeongryundang 77.91㎡, Jeonsacheong 11.52㎡, Naesammun 11.97㎡, Oesammun 18.63㎡, Dongjae 29.52㎡, Seojae 29.52㎡
    Construction period: 12th year of King Taejong’s reign during the Joseon Dynasty (1411)

    Current Status
    [Yangcheonhyanggyo Confucian School] Monument of Seoul Metropolitan City No. 8 (Designated on June 8, 1990)

    Closed
    Mondays

    Activity Information
    Personality education program
    Folk games
    Traditional culture learning program
    Preparing the table for memorial service/rituals
    Etc.

    Operating Hours
    [PR Hall] 09:00~17:00

    Parking Facilities
    Available (Due to limited parking space, taking public transportation is highly recommended)

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Not available

    Parking Fees
    Free

    Korean Info. Service
    Available - Prior reservation required for group tours at +82-2-2658-9988

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Available - Prior reservation required for group tours at +82-2-2658-9988

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