Gyeongju Hyanggyo

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Gyeongju Hyanggyo
Korea-Gyeongju Hyanggyo-02.jpg
Korean name
Hangul 경주향교
Hanja 慶州
Revised Romanization Gyeongju Hyanggyo
McCune–Reischauer Kyongju Hyanggyo

The Gyeongju Hyanggyo is a hyanggyo or government-run provincial school during the Goryeo and Joseon periods, which is located the neighborhood of Gyo-dong, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang province, South Korea.[1] The foundation date is unknown, but was established to enshrine the memorial tablet of a wise Confucian scholar and to commemorate him as well as to provide mid-leveled education to the local during the Goryeo period. The site was originally the place where the Gukhak, or national academy of the Silla kingdom was situated. The Gukhak was built in 682, the second year of King Sinmun's reign and is equivalent to current national universities.[1][2] It is designated to the 191st Tangible Cultural Property of North Gyeongsang province.[3]

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