The Sohyon Private School

Date: 11/06/2019 | Source: Rodong Sinmun (En) | Read original version at source

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The historical Sohyon Private School is situated in Pyoksong County, or in one of its picturesque nine valleys with a stone pond lying along the West Sea of Korea. It was founded during the rule of the last feudal dynasty of Korea to train the gentle and wise.

In those years the private school was a local private institution of education.

Originally, it was used by Ri I, a scholar of the feudal state, to give lessons to his disciples and write books. Later on, it was rebuilt for educational purposes. It was divided in an ancestral shrine and a lecture-hall in the mass. It consisted of the Chonggye Hall, the Yogum Pavilion and others.

The private school is important in testifying to the looks and architecture of the then institution.

Part of the private school was destroyed during the Fatherland Liberation War. Afterwards, it was restored to its original state under the Party’s policy of protecting the national heritage.

Kim Su Jong

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