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Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty

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Ranked #461 of 2,849 attractions in South Korea
Type: Historic Sites
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Brisbane, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The 3 royal tombs are in a lovely park accessible by bus and subway. They are from the 15th and 16th century and as the dynasty had taken up Confucianism which entails respect and worship of ancestors, the tombs have been well cared for. Before you start, go into the History Centre beside the entrance and watch the video on... More

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Los Angeles, California
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

There are 18 different tomb cluster locations. Most are located in and around Seoul. I've had the great pleasure of visiting about 10 of these tomb clusters. The design is similar, but there are also some subtle variations. King Taejo, the founder of the Joseon dynasty, and his 5th son King Taejong perhaps have the most exceptional early tombs of... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The royal tombs are located inside a lovely park with walking paths which not only lead to the three tombs and surrounding outbuildings but also through the middle of the park which has many trees and small birds and animals. While you couldn't go right up to the actual tombs (the area around them is fenced off) when I was... More

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

Although the statues and the outlook of the tomb were nice, we can't go in. We went to one of the tomb places in Seoul, which is a park with three tombs on the south-east bit called Seolleung. Only one of them was opened. And it was twice a day ONLY!! 10:30a.m. and 2:30 p.m. One of the other ones,... More

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