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Jongmyo Shrine

157, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03135, South Korea
+82 2-765-0195
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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157, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03135, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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+82 2-765-0195
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a friend who booked us on an English guided tour. The shrine is a very important place as it houses the spirit tablets of deceased Kings and Queens and was one of the first structures built in the Joseon dynasty. Ceremonies are still...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This huge area with many buildings for kings and queens memorial, since it's very big, you don't see much tourist, which is a big change from most attraction, more relax as you walk.

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

It's not as impressive as the bigger palaces in regards to the buildings but this shrine is well worth a visit, especially on days when you can freely roam the site. It's in the heart of the city but once inside it feels as if...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

The visit I made to this shrine for one of the English language tours was a real highlight of my brief visit to Seoul. I would highly recommend the tour - the group was not too large and the commentary provided interesting. It was fascinating...More

Thank Ella A
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Located in Jongmyo in Seoul, this is a world heritage site. need to walk a bit but worth it. usually crowded.

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Although this was my fourth visit to Sth Korea, this was my first to Jongmyo Shrine and the first for my wife. What an amazing place of calm and serene step into nature and stunning architecture. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site and rightly...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

There is a walk way only for the spirit! I love it The garden is beautiful The buildings are so boring but impressive because huge It s something different compare than the Palace nearby But why not

Thank ksarman
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

You can only get in to the Jongmyo Shrine Zone as part of a one hour guided tour. 1000krw. (Except Saturdays.). English tours were at 10, 12, 2 and 4. If you need to kill some time, the Gwangjang Market is only a couple blocks...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

A friend and I took an English language tour of the Jongmyo shrine over the winter. It was a lovely, serene place and the tour was interesting. We got some beautiful photos of the historic buildings in the stark winter setting. I'm glad we visited...More

Thank SMLove226
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

The shrine is located in downtown Seoul, near the East Gate. We started the morning off there with a quick metro ride from City Hall station... we saw the East Gate and the shrine in a couple of hours. The shrine is fairly big but...More

Thank John S
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Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s
most important historic sites and neighborhoods. Being
one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich
with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and
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yjing
March 27, 2018|
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Response from KOH H | 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.
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alpacas_are_awesome
August 3, 2017|
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Response from Melanie N | Reviewed this property |
I recall it was about 90 minutes
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