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Address: 680, Toegye-ri, Dosan-myeon, Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do 760-932, South Korea
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+82 54-840-6599

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Nice historic place

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.

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Dibrugarh, India

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Dibrugarh, India
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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
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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 counter.

Thank Wai Hoe C
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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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 literature and signs make it very easy. And the views are beautiful. Get the bus... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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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
Daejeon, South Korea
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 each buildings are also worth to know. There are both english and chinese explanation for... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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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 the best experience.

Thank Barbara L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 to look at ; you can even sit at the lecture hall and relax/meditate. The... More 

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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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Reviewed 25 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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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Off the beaten track, the Dosan Seowon is a Confucian school consisting of several restored structures (lecture halls, dormitories and ponds). A modern museum houses historical books and information about the scholar Yi Hwang. The complex can be found down a windy road and a short scenic stroll from the parking lot. The area is quiet and beautiful area.

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