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Seonjeongneung

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Address: 1, Seolleung-ro 100-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06153, South Korea
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Good exposure to history

Collectively, the Royal Tombs are listed as UNESCO sites. This is located in the heart of Seoul and provides a good example of single style tombs. At about $1- worth the... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2015
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Brisbane, Queensland
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362 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect when I made the journey via subway from Euljiro 1ga to this World Heritage listed site but was incredibly glad I made the trip. There are three royal tombs here and each one allows you to appreciate a different aspect of these massive structures. The sheer size of the earthen burial mounds and the... More 

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South Korea
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Collectively, the Royal Tombs are listed as UNESCO sites. This is located in the heart of Seoul and provides a good example of single style tombs. At about $1- worth the experience.

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Thank QiRanger
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2015

Think of this as a nature preserve in the middle of the city rather than a tourist attraction. If you are looking for a peaceful stroll along well maintained and wooded paths with lots of different types of birds, then this is your park. However if you are looking to see the burial tombs and learn some Korea history, this... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2015

Heard about this park near my hotel in yeoksam. Thought it might be a nice place to go for a run. Not that kind of "park". I don't run through burial grounds. But an intriguing place to walk. Enjoyed the spirit stairs and spirit walkway that were off limits to visitors. Seems there were many birds on the property and... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2015

Seonjeongneung Park is located in one of the busiest area of Seoul, and still, while visiting it you may get the feeling you are in a quiet forest, a green oasis. This is a refreshing stop between COEX and Seollung area. The park itself displays tombs and relics of Joseon dynasty, with a few traditional Korean buildings. If limited in... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2014

A green area located in the middle of chaotic business district of Gangnam, containing the tombs of the 9th and 11th kings and one of the queens of the Joseon Dynasty. It serves as a peaceful and quick getaway location for the people working or living in the surrounding area which is full of plazas. Inside the green area, all... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2014

Went out on a Geocache journey and found 3 near this area!! If it wasn't for that , I would not have found this great historic place! As of September 2014, the fee was 1,000won and well worth it! make sure you have enough time to visit all three tombs and to learn about them! Ensure you have the right... More 

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Reviewed August 26, 2014

Have a good time there but hotel is a bit expensive. Seoul is considered a leading and rising global city, resulting from an economic boom called the Miracle on the Han River which transformed it from the ashes of the Korean War to the world's 4th largest metropolitan economy with a GDP of US$774 billion[14] in 2012 after Tokyo, New... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Good for walks and somewhat of an escape from concrete structures (even though they're in the background) given that lush greenery conquers the space. After paying the admission fee of KRW1,000, do get a map that'll explain the sites to see before wandering off. Do note that some of the stairs are not meant for walking as they are for... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2014

There are a few things I liked about this attraction. It was only 1000 won and it was walking distance to the Intercontinental Coex where I was staying. What I liked best though was at the center of the site all you could see were trees, plants and birds. Unfortunately the tombs are on the edges of the site so... More 

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Samseongdong / COEX
A large business hub, Samseongdong is anchored by Korea’s World Trade Center, where many important business exhibitions and meetings are held. The enormous COEX mall sprawls underground, providing a myriad of things to do and see, including a large aquarium and movie theater. For a bit of peace and zen, head over to the ornate Bongeunsa Temple which is one of Korea’s most important places of worship. Or take a stroll nearby through the tranquil royal burial grounds of Seonjeongneung, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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