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Colorful Gingko Trees at Jeonju Hyanggyo (Confucian School)

I headed to Jeonju Hyanggyo (Confucian School) to see the famous giant gingko trees. The temperature is going down and the days are getting shorter, but Jeonju Hanok Village is still beautiful in the autumn rain.

Hyanggyo is government-run provincial Confucian schools that were established during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) and Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Jeonju Hyanggyo was originally built in 1354, during the Goryeo Dynasty.

Jeonju Hyanggyo is renowned for the old and giant gingko trees. The biggest ones near the main building are the most famous. With the leaves turning bright yellow, they are more beautiful than ever in autumn.

I arrived quite early, around 9 in the morning. But there were already a number of photographers taking photos and videos of Jeonju Hyanggyo and its gingko trees.

Even when alone, walking over the carpet of yellow gingko leaves was quite pleasant. Also, I tend to discover new buildings and corners every time I visit, probably because the site is quite big.

I exited through a small gate open towards the walled alley. The gingko trees rose above the wall. The leaves weren’t completely yellow yet.

The yellow with bit of green was also nice, but the leaves will turn full yellow in about one to two weeks. There’s still time to appreciate the autumn gingko trees in Jeonju Hanok Village!


Jeonju Hyanggyo
Address: Hyanggyogil 139, Wansangu, Jeonju

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  • Jared Sandler

    Magnificent gingko trees with yellow leaves at Jeonju Hyanggyo! And since Jeonju has so many historic attractions, I bet it’s common to see large gingko trees in other areas of the city, too (especially around Hanok Village).

  • Natashaz Grangerz

    I have visited this place but during the peak time so it’s too crowded to get beautiful view like this. Next time I hope I will have a chance to experience the calm and the famous giant gingko trees at Jeonju Hyanggyo.

  • Imesh Jayasingha

    GINGKO trees are so beautiful. I have never seen such a beautiful trees before. If I will go to Jeonju, I will never forget to to go th JEONJU Hyanggyo for to see the Gingko trees

  • mahesh jain

    JEONJU HYANGGYO (CONFUCIAN SCHOOL) is a lovely place. the tress and school building gives positive vibes. the leave shred by these GINGKO trees gives an impression that a natural carpet is spread over whole of the area.
    it is really lovely place ..really want to visit there and some peace of mind.

  • Bapi Mukherjee

    It was known to me that Gingko Biloba is a medicinal plant used for the treatment of Dementia,Depression,Alzh-
    eimer,Fatigue etc. Gingko is also known as Maidenhair tree.But unfortunately the exceptional beauty of Gingko tree with full of bright yellow leaves during Autumn was completely unknown to me.The Photos of old and giant Gingko trees with full of gold-yellow leaves at Confucian School ground,Jeonju Hyanggyo and Hanok Village are really amazing and beautiful! If I visit Jeonju during Autumn I will must go to see those beautiful golden trees.Wow! Those trees are really amazing!!!

  • Saman Ayesh

    Very beautiful post about colorful COLORFUL Gingko trees. I like this post so much

  • Nishan Wijeratna

    Very attractive. We must protect them