Nokdongseowon Confucian Academy was built in 1789 in honor of General Kim Chung-seon (1571-1642), who contributed greatly to Korea's defense from the Japanese invasions during the Imjin War (1592-1598). The Academy was shut down in 1864, and reinstated in 1885. Then, in 1972, it was moved to its current location. Today, General Kim's tablet is enshrined in this hall, where a memorial service is held every March. Nearby attractions on the grounds of Nokdongseowon include Nokdongsa Temple, Sunguidang Shrine, Hyangyangmun Gate and Chungjeolgwan Hall, which houses rifles used during the Imjin War, articles left by General Kim, as well as literature on the cultural history of Korea and Japan.



218, Urok-gil, Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu[Google Map]



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Homepage: (Korean only) (Korean,
English, Japanese, Chinese)



How To Use


Parking Facilities: 






Chilseongsijang Station (Daegu Subway Line 1), Exit 2.
Take the green bus (Gachang 2) bound for Urok.
- Get off at Nokdongseowon Station (Estimated travel time: 1 hour).



Additional Info


Admission Fees: 

Free of charge


zipcode: 42940

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-53-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-53-767-5790

usetime: 10:00-18:00 (10:00-17:00 during the winter)

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