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Dosanseowon Confucian School

680, Toegye-ri, Dosan-myeon, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do 760-932, South Korea
+82 54-840-6599
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A place worth visiting

A historic place which was built in 16th century to teach and propagate Confucian teachings. A... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Damayantha M
via mobile
Nice historic place

It is a bit far off from main Andong town. But its worth a visit. Liked the way the place was... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Dibrugarh, India
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680, Toegye-ri, Dosan-myeon, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do 760-932, South Korea

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

A historic place which was built in 16th century to teach and propagate Confucian teachings. A museum is also here. situated in a beautiful calm location 20kms away from Andong city. Best to visit in spring or autumn. Transportation> Take bus no:67 from Andong city...More

Thank Damayantha M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is a bit far off from main Andong town. But its worth a visit. Liked the way the place was built. Great view from this place.

Thank SudarshanK
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting place to visit because you'll understand the influence of Confucianism in South Korea. You probably spend the most one hour at Dosanseowon. But you have to take a 50-min limited bus travel from city centre. Check the bus time table with the tourist information...More

Thank Wai Hoe C
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here with two friends met whilst travelling. A little gem of a place, accessed via a gentle path high above the river, we all three of us loved it. There was no one around when we were there, either visitors or staff. Helpful, informative...More

Thank ASWB64
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This location was a real find - very uplifting. You must visit. Easy to get to by local bus (you can use your T-Money card). Excellent views and perfect pongsu. Good museum for Toegye.

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I love the scenery! This confucian school has what it takes to become a beautiful place to visit. Located between the mountain and the river, the scenery is breathtaking. Walk around 10minutes from entrance to the location, and just enjoy the view. The history behind...More

Thank mbulss
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The distance can be a good challenge if you don't have a few days in the area, taking bus is also a bit confusion, but you will meet the people at bus stop going to the same place. To have an authentic experience, this is...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Nice afternoon trip from Andong, the setting is beautiful between Mountains and river, easy walk and a bit of history. Also very easy to reach by bus from downton.

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Dosan seowon (seowon means college/academy for secondary education) is considered the intellectual home of Korean confucianism. The seowon consists of multiple buildings including lecture halls, dormitories and libraries (2 for paper books, 1 for wooden printing boards) and other subsidiary buildings. It is quite beautiful...More

1  Thank Hayon N
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Though far from downtown Andong, Dosanseowon is indeed a place worth seeing. Even for a family with children.

Thank Johannes C
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9 April 2017|
Response from majdica |
By bus 46 it takes about 50 minutes. Departures on the other side of the street,of the train station and tourist information center. Deaprture times: 6:20, 7:50, 9:00, 10:10, 11:00, 12:10,13:20, 14:20, 15:20, 16:10, 17:20... More