Jeonju Hyanggyo, the cradle of local education in the Joseon Dynasty

Jeonju Hyanggyo is an educational institution in the Joseon Dynasty that corresponds to the current middle and high school. It was founded in the 3rd year (1354) of King Gongmin of Goryeo. He believed in the court that it was contrary to the rule of law, and was relocated to the present location with the king's approval.

Jeonju Hyanggyo was so boasted that it was called Sudohyanggyo (Դ) in Jeolla-do 53 Pavilion.廡), newspaper, foreign text, mangaru, 5 compartments of Myeongryundang, 6 compartments of Dongjae and Seojae, 3 compartments of Gyeseongsa ()), newspaper, gyeongdeokmun, 4 columns of samajae, 6 columns of yangsajae, 2 columns of bookpango, staff It consisted of a large-scale building with a total of 99 spaces, including a room, a jejigo (ͷ), and a restoration room.

Later, the manhwaru was submerged in a flood in the 23rd year of King Gojong (1886), and the bookshelf was managed by Jeolla-do observer Jo Hankuk () to transfer the booklets owned by the government to Jeonjuhyanggyo and manage it in the bookshelf. It was almost destroyed by the flood in 1920 and the Korean War in 1950.

Most of the Hyanggyo is located on a hill, and the Daeseongjeon is located behind it, whereas Jeonju Hyanggyo is located on a flat land, so the Daeseongjeon is located in front of it. The current Hyanggyo Bridge was renovated in 1987 and was designated as Historic Site No. 379 in 1992.


The Ginkgo Tree of Jeonju Hyanggyo

There are two ginkgo trees each about 400 years old in the front yard of Daeseongjeon and Myeongryundang. It means to grow up healthy with larvae like a ginkgo tree that does not burn insects and become a good person. Interestingly, the ginkgo tree on the right side of the Daeseongjeon Hall in Hyanggyo is called a hermaphrodite because "a male turned into a female and the bank opened." There has been a legend that if you pray for a ball, you will pay in the past.

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