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Munmyo Confucian Shrine - 문묘 (文廟)

Munmyo was the Royal Confucian Academy and National Confucian Shrine in Joseon Korea (1392-1910). About 200 students were admitted each year to study for the upper level civil service examinations, the key to lucrative government jobs. Ritual observances to Confucius and other enshrined sages are performed here even today, as shown below.

Address: 서울 종로구 명륜동3가 53.

(Designated Treasure #141).


The approximate location of Munmyo is 37.585501' N, 126.996079' E (WGS 84 map datum).


Architectural photos copyright 1998-2000 Abraham C. Ahn and Timothy M. Ciccone

Festival photos c. 2002 Jinhyun Lee, graduate student of Sung Kyun Kwan University, Korea

Hong, Dae-hyeong. Hangukui Geonchuk Munhwajae 1: Seoul Pyeon
  Gi Mun Dang Publishers, 2001. Seoul

Kang, Suk-won et al. Architectural Guide to Seoul
  Bal-eon Publishing Company, 1995. Seoul

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ngah posted on Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:46 pm:

Magnificent. Restraint and subtlety that expresses the virtues if humility and order.