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Sosuseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (소수서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

  • Sosuseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (소수서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Sosuseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (소수서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Sosuseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (소수서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Sosuseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (소수서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Sosuseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (소수서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Sosuseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (소수서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
Address
2740, Sobaek-ro, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
경상북도 영주시 순흥면 소백로 2740
Type
Monuments/ Historical Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-54-639-7691, 7695
Homepage
www.yeongju.go.kr (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Sosuseowon Confucian Academy is situated at the foothills of Sobaeksan Mountain. Sosuseowon was the first to receive a royal charter as a private Confucian academy along with financial support and acknowledgement by the king. This academy was originally founded under the name Baegundongseowon in 1542 by a Confucian scholar Ju Se-bung, who was also the magistrate of Punggi County at the time. Baegundongseowon first started as an academic institution that enshrined a memorial tablet of An Hyang, a Confucian scholar whom Ju Se-bung had deep respect for. After Ju Se-bung left the county, Toegye Yi Hwang, a renowned Confician scholar, became his successor and made an official request to the king to be granted a royal charter. The request was well received, and the king renamed the institution to its current name, Sosuseowon.

    Current Status
    UNESCO World Heritage (Designated on July 6, 2019)
    Historic Site No. 55 (Designated on January 21, 1963)
    [Lecture Hall of Sosuseowon Confucian Academy] Treasure No. 1403 (Designated on April 6, 2004)
    [Munseonggong Shrine of Sosuseowon Confucian Academy] Treasure No. 1402 (Designated on April 6, 2004)

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Tour Course Information
    Sosuseowon Confucian Academy - Sosu Museum - Seonbicheon Village

    Film Locations
    Drama "Dong Yi (2010)"

    Activity Information
    SeowonStay experience & ancestral rites

    Operating Hours
    March-May & September-October 09:00-18:00
    June-August 09:00-19:00
    November-February 09:00-17:00
    * Admission is one hour before closing.

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Individuals - Adults 3,000 won / Teenagers 2,000 won / Children 1,000 won
    Groups - Adults 2,500 won / Teenagers 1,500 won / Children 800 won

    * Groups - 30 or more people
    * Free admission - Preschoolers (ages 6 & under)
    * Admission includes Sosuseowon Confucian Academy, Seonbichon Village, and Sosu Museum

    Available Facilities
    Old Wooden House: Ganghakdang Hall, Museonggong Shrine, Ilsinjae Hall, Jikbangjae Hall, etc.
    New Wooden House: Archive Hall, Yeongjeonggak Pavilion, Chwihandae Pavilion
    Chunghyo Learning Center, local goods vendor

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Free

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Guided tour available (advance reservation required)

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