Sungkyunkwan University 성균관대학교


Sungkyunkwan University (성균관대학교) is located at Daehangno (대학로) district of Seoul. You’ll need to alight at Hyehwa Station (혜화역) Exit 4 and walk a distance to reach Seoul’s campus. What’s special about Sungkyunkwan University is that it has a history of more than 600 years and it is believed to be the first university in East Asia. What’s more, there is even a book based on the university called ” Days of Sungkyunkwan Students (성균관 유생들의 나날)” which was later made into a drama called “Sungkyunkwan Scandal 성균관스캔들” starring Park Min Young, Micky Yoochun, Yoo Ah In, Seo Hyo Rim and Song Joong Ki.

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Photo Source: Drama Wiki

 

As you alight Hyehwa Station, you’ll see many shops and restaurants located at the Daehangno area which literally means University Road. The place is not as vibrant as Hongdae but it also offers street stalls and pretty good restaurants and cafes.

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Daehangno

Due to the long history of Sungkyunkwan University, the Seoul campus itself has many Joseon era buildings and the street of the campus is line up with trees. It’ll be more beautiful during autumn as trees will turn into fall colours.

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Sungkyunkwan University during Autumn

 

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Myeongryundang 명륜당

Koreans alike love Sungkyunkwan University. There was even a wedding held in the campus when I was there!

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Wedding in Sungkyunkwan

Sungkyunkwan University is also one of the top universities in Korea (along with Seoul University and Yonsei University). Famous celebrites who is studying at Sungkyunkwan University includes Moon Geun Young and Song Joong Ki (who happens to be the cast of Sungkyunkwan Scandal)

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Moon Geun Young 문근영

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Song Joong Ki 송중기

Celeb Photo Credits: Naver

So if you’re a fan of Korean culture, Moong Geun Young or  Sungkyunkwan Scandal, I believe you’ll love this place for sure!

See also:
Sinchon – Ewha University District
Song Joong Ki’s visitation to Singapore
Song Joong Ki’s style
Moon Geun Young – Former Innisfree Spokesperson

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