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Seoul » Gangseo-gu » Yangcheonhyanggyo Confucian School (양천향교)


Yangcheonhyanggyo Confucian School (양천향교)   
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53, Yangcheon-ro 47na-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 강서구 양천로47나길 53 (가양동)
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• For more info: +82-2-2658-9988
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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)
Activity Information
Personality education program
Folk games
Traditional culture learning program
Preparing the table for memorial service/rituals
Operating Hours
[PR Hall] 09:00~17:00
Parking Facilities
Available (Due to limited parking space, taking public transportation is highly recommended)
Admission Fees
Facilities for the Handicapped
Not available
Parking Fees
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
Yangcheon Hyanggyo Station (Seoul Subway Line 9), Exit 1.
Walk ahead for 620m to reach the venue.
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Heojun Museum (허준박물관)
  • Region : Gangseo-gu Seoul
  • Theme : Museums
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