Before entering the seowon, visitors are encouraged to leave preoccupied stresses from the hustle and busle of city's life. The entrance way of seowon, usually marked by hamabi stele that used to remind a visitor to dismount one's horse during the Joseon Dynasty, stretches towards pavilion of the academy. In this way visitors can prepare themselves to calm their mind before entering into the seowon compound. Once stepped into the academy, visitors should stay quiet as it is a place where spiritual tablets of the venerated are enshrined.