|Event Date||2020-10-24 ~ 2020-10-25|
|Time||08:00 (Oct 24) - 18:00 (Oct 25)|
|Venue||Goseong, Gangwon Province|
|Registration period||Until Oct20th|
|Announcement of selected participants||2020-10-20|
|Number of participants||20 foreign nationals residing in Korea|
"Joseon Dynasty Confucian School Experience" program, which had been scheduled for August and canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, will be finally carried out on October 24th-25th!
[Two days, One night / Gangwon Province]
Joseon Dynasty Confucian School Experience
▲ Last year's tour video ▲
It was the most competitive event of the last year. This Goseong in Gangwondo province invited us again to immerse in the school routine of Joseon Seonbi (선비). On October 24th, 20 foreign nationals from different countries around the world started their trip to learn more about authentic and rich Korean culture and history. And you know what? They didn’t only learn about Korea closer
but made new friends and had a wonderful time in Gangwon-do!
They began their trip to Hangyo Confucianism School, where the real monk provided them with this school's history.
He taught them how to be a real Joseon Seonbi and told them the most important eight (8) rules of Confucianism. Such as “Respect your parents, or you will regret it later,” and so on.
* Seonbi (선비) is a classical scholar known to be a person who has intelligence and a noble character.
Our Funday friends became acquainted with the bases of Confucianism, did some handicrafts by themselves, and despite the cold evening weather, enjoyed a traditional music concert inside the walls of the school.
The highlight of the trip was a night sleepover in a REAL traditional hanok village. Can you imagine it? Wangok (왕곡마을) is a village settled in the late Koryo era by people who opposed the founding of the Joseon dynasty. The village is still inhabited, and it was a unique chance to spend the night like a real local, enjoying the night starry sky and fresh village morning!
The final point of the trip was the Goseong Unification Observatory, where you can observe the sea and the starting point of Gumgang mountain in North Korea.
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Ekaterina 2020-10-29 19:48:49More than 20 young and passionate people from different parts of the world enjoyed the trip including me! My first activity with Funday Korea networks was brilliant! We’ve visited the northeastern part of Korea, Goseong province. I got experience being a student of Joseon Dynasty Confucian School, stayed in Wanggok Traditional Ha…
Pauline Lin Li 2020-10-27 16:12:31Thank you Funday for this trip full of new memories, new encounters and new knowledge. Starting from the Joseon Dynastry Confucian school to the DMZ, without forgetting a traditional Korean music concertfollowed by a night at the Wangok Hanok village, this trip was very enriching !I recommend it for anyone who would like to learn more abo…
Arman 2020-10-26 13:41:11It was great experience to be chosen to participate in this event. The experience of wearing the famous costume of the scholars, learning the basic manners andsome ideologies of Confucianism, and touring the rooms in the premises of the Confucian School is like entering to the time machine. I became a time traveller. It was a very unique …