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“Serene and Interesting”
Review of Jongmyo Shrine

Jongmyo Shrine
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Seoul Morning Heritage Tour Including Changdeokgung Palace
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Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul
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Korean Culture Walking Tour with Gyeongbokgung Palace
Ranked #38 of 755 things to do in Seoul
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Serene and Interesting”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

I really think this should rank higher in the list of attractions. I normally dont like guided tours but this one was really superb. It was a very interesting, educational and picturesque place.

Visited November 2013
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Grenoble, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Nice to visit on your way to Changdeokung Palace”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

I visited on a Saturday and was misled by the reviews which said this was a guided tour only. True except on Saturdays!
Without explanations from a guide, you get the point about the use of this shrine but it is not so interesting. Yet as other visitors wrote, this place is sober and elegant.
Closed on tuesday, english guided tour only at 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00 except on saturday. You can just visit by yourself without a guide and anytime on saturday.

Visited April 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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“Actually it's great that it's guided tour only ”
Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

We went to the door and noticed that this place offer guided tour only on normal days. And they don't allow walk in individually. The guided tour is actually quite good on explaining things around the different houses and tombs.

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Keller, Texas
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“Only guided tour, but very good”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Only 1000 won to get in but you can only visit with the guided tour. Arrived about 10:07 and they still let us in and told us to catch up to the tour. The tour guide was extremely informative and explained the history of the shrine. Learned a lot more than we ever would have if we could have done this self guided.

In Dec 2013 when we went the front was all under construction but the Shrine is still open behind it, so don't be deterred by the construction in the front.

Visited December 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Very informative tour, beautiful sights, be aware of English tour schedule”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Great place to learn about Korean culture and belief about the dead. Simple yet elegant grounds. It snowed on the day we visited so it was especially beautiful. Very informative tour. The official website is not extremely helpful in terms of tour schedule. We went according the the website but found out that they posted new/different schedule at the entrance. Still worth a visit!

Visited December 2013
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