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Jongmyo Shrine, Seoul

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Visit the World Heritage Site of Jongmyo Shrine, an ancient Confucian shrine that holds traditional memorial services for royals of the Joseon dynasty. Erected in 1394, it was ruined in the Japanese invasions before being rebuilt in 1608. The well-preserved shrine still conducts elaborate rituals and performances that were established in the 14th century, involving the summoning of ancestral spirits. Take a tour of the spacious, austere building, available in English at scheduled times, to learn more about the shrine’s history and its role in South Korean culture. Plan to see Jongmyo Shrine and other attractions that appeal to you using our Seoul driving holiday planner.
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  • Free tours are offered for Japan language happens to be not time, joined the English tour. I am including the nearly 20 people? I think much had. Outdoors, so it rains a little story is uneven, but very easy-to-understand English, so I understand any Japanese, I. Beautiful building, will be seen forever.
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  • I found that this is Park more tranquil Seoul, few tourists although its buildings are not as impressive as other places of its kind in seoul... worth it for a quick visit
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  • I know it's not a big place, but It is super interesting everything they told us, and what we've seen was amazing. Just do not forget the times of tours before visiting, you cannot there without the t...  more »
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  • Interesting to visit and extremely cheap but overall not really too much to explore. You have to go on a tour with a guide who was very informative but there really isn't too much to see other than the buildings. Highlight for us was seeing some raccoon dogs!!
  • Nice place to visit. Only guided tours, so double check when it will be available in your language (English, Japanese, Korean, Cinese). It is a shrine where old kings and emperors "spirits" are buried in wood boxes. About one hour visit, nicely paired with the visit to the emperor palace that is close by.
  • The best place where i have ever visited in seoul! Fantastic specially in fall because of clear sky, flying clouds, rich trees and ancient buildings.
  • A beautiful old traditional korean temple. It depicts the Korean traditions. Has detailed description about the religious rituals carried out in Confucianism.
  • If you go on Sunday, you can only go in with one of the guided tours. I was glad though as the tour guide was through and easy to follow. Good walk among the trees.
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