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Jangsuhyanggyo Confucian School

Jangsuhyanggyo Confucian School

A lovely town full of affections of its people where Jangansan Mountain and Namdeoksan Mountain are situated.

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Jangsuhyanggyo Confucian School, built in Seonchang-ri in 1407, was moved to the current location in 1441.
It maintains its original form to date as the oldest Confucian school in Korea. The structure of this building presents a unique value with its multi-cellular horns. When Japanese soldiers invaded Namwonseong Fortress and attempted to burn down Jangsuhyanggyo Confucian School, the guard of this building Jeong Gyeong-son protested by saying, “no one may invade into this sacred place. You must kill me first to do so.” The Japanese soldiers were impressed and left a note writing that this sanctuary must not be invaded, thus enabling Jangsuhyanggyo Confucian School to be preserved. Ancestral rites take place on March 15 by the lunar calendar every year to pay tribute to his noble spirit.
  • Address: 31-14, Hyanggyo-gil, Jangsu-eup, Jangsu-gun
  • Contact: 063-350-2540
Cultural Tour Guide Service
  • Available for a group of thirty and more
  • Reservations required at least one week prior to the visit
  • Hours: 10: 00-18:00 (10:00-17:00 during winter)