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The ancestral shrine of the Choson kings, is one of Korea's most precious cultural monuments. In 1995, UNESCO recognized the value of the shrine by including it on its World Heritage List.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
157, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03135, South Korea
+82 2-765-0195
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All reviews guided tour english language tour resting place world heritage site peaceful place combination ticket cultural heritage korean history historical sites admission fee royal palace worth a visit free tour ancestors ritual deceased ceremonies
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Entrance to the Jongmyo (Chongmyo) Shrine usually requires a guided walking tour which takes roughly an hour. Timing was on our side as we arrived fifteen minutes before the start of the English walking tour at 2pm. I loved how low-key sassy our guide was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank milcah889
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can only enter the shrine as part of a tour. Even though we arrived 5 minutes after the English tour had started, they hurried us in so that we could catch up with the group. The place was beautiful and so peaceful. Our wonderful...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank e1omara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Confucian shrine of the entire Joseon Dynasty. The guided tour was well organised and informative. As a UNESCO World Heritage site shouldn’t be missed during the visit in Seoul.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

has a 1000 korean won entry fee very cheap lots of places to walk many kids learning history near a train station

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sid888333
Reviewed February 1, 2019

A nice quiet place that is one of Korea's World Heritage site. Join the guided tour for free. It is worth your one hour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travelasiamoron
Reviewed January 29, 2019

We were there on a Thursday, and needed to be in a group with a guide. Walking freely throughout the park is only possible on week-ends. The 60 minutes visit was very interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank sipivu
Reviewed January 21, 2019

informative guided tour of this historical site which is rich in history and culture. location was serene and impressive. must visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vdsl90
Reviewed December 14, 2018

This is a very nice palace and gardens, and the guided-tours only policy makes it less crowded than other similar historical sites. It can only be seen from the outside, as the main buildings is a mausoleum, but inexpensive and definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MarkamBey
Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

Walking through Seoul looking for somewhere to eat, we realised we were close to the Jongmyo Shrine; so we decided to go inside and take a look around as tickets are not expensive. Through the gates, there is a medium sized complex with several different...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Similtiades
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Jongmyo shrine is a UNESCO world Heritage site. It is dedicated to the deceased kings and queens of the Joseon dynasty. The spirit tablets of the kings and queens are kept here and ritual ceremonies with music and dance still take place. It is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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March 27, 2018|
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Response from kohht | Reviewed this property |
There is no need for booking. However you may wish to check out more information from their website on the schedule of free guided tour based on the language you prefer. Rgds.
August 3, 2017|
Response from 782melanien | Reviewed this property |
I recall it was about 90 minutes