Saturday, May 28, 2011

Byeongsan Seowon, Andong

Byongsan Seowon, a school for Confucianism was founded in 1563 and moved to it's current location, several kilometers from the Andong Hahoe Village in the year 1572. It was an academy dedicated to the study of Confucianism  and was founded by local scholars.

The day we went was very misty and a little rainy. We took advantage of the weather to get some beautiful shots of the local scenery.

Then we found a path that lead to the Hahoe Village and thought it would be a good idea to walk, we figured we'd arrive at the end of the 4 km walk around dusk. We though it was flat, and at the time it wasn't raining. Turns out, after a bend in the road the path went up into the hills. Then it started raining. We realized we weren't going to make it back before nightfall, so we turned back.

Before getting in the car, we hung around the riverside, in the rain, having a little fun. It's a great area just to see the sights. And the best part is, there are no entrance fees to enter the Byongsan Seowon. It is accessible by local bus from the Hahoe Village or by a quick drive up the hill by car.

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