Thank you for the 漢字, that is what I was going to ask about. :-) now the meaning is clear!
What does the 교 mean here?
Outskirts, suburbs, open spaces, remote places, revere at a distance, . . .
근교(近郊)=교외, but also 원교(遠郊) for outlying suburb
동교(東郊), 서교(西郊), 남교(南郊), 북교(北郊)=E/W/S/N suburbs respectively
춘교(春郊)=suburbs/fields in springtime