Jongmyo Shrine, Seoul
Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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. Use our Seoul vacation builder to visit Jongmyo Shrine on your trip to Seoul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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외국인친구들과 같이 방문하여 영어가이드를 같이 들었는데 관련 곳곳의 정보를 재미있고 알차게 설명해주셨습니다. 친구들도 집중해서 재밌게 관람하였고 좋은 설명이었다고 했어요~Foreign friends visit as English was like a guide of information related to the most interesting description. Friends have fun viewing and focusing on good explanation was that ~show original
Personalmente non amo le visite guidate, questa volta però si è rivelata molto utile per comprendere la storia e meglio ancora i rituali che qui a partire dalla fine del XIV° secolo ancora si svolgono... read more »Personally I don't like the guided visits, but this time proved to be very useful to understand the history and the rituals that here since the end of the 14th century still take place. The temple is dedicated to the commemoration of the spirits of the Kings of the Joseon Dynasty, the oldest of those came up to us and sacred place for Confucianism. The visit lasting about an hour takes place almost entirely outside. Visits in English are made every two hours from 10 to 16. Only on Saturdays you can visit the site yourself. It is closed on Tuesdays. Agrees to buy the ticket at 10,000 WON that allows to visit four royal palaces. Accessible by Metro, alight at Jongno. Match it to nearby palaces of Changdeokgung and Changgyeonggung.show original
They have screening of a movie that details what's done in the shrine. It's a confutionist shrine, which mean he looks basically like all the other historical buildings in Seoul. Nice stroll, not much... read more »
Here I feel a sense of peace and tranquility. There is no stress, no depression, no nothing. My mind becomes calm down to the lowest of levels. This never happens elsewhere, honestly. Other than the beauty of this place, these grounds, something happens to me. I can't explain nor fathom it. See if it does the same for you. All my love to you.
I had a chance to visit this place once in 2014. It's really quiet and nice place. Beautiful world heritage site where you cannot miss.
The garden and information is the impressive part of the tour. The buildings not so much. You can only enter as part of a tour and cant walk around on your own.
A must-go place when you visit Korea during autumn period. Awesome view of colorful trees and fantastic host speaker of English, Chinese, Japanese translation to introduce the history of the shrine. Love it.
LIM hyojunThe Chosun dynasty King and former King after the ritual libation of the Confucian shrine to Bon. Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung Palace had been associated with the present system until the road for work. The viaduct was connected through, but due to the current work within walking distance.show original
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