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Jongmyo Shrine

155 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-400, South Korea
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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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“unesco site” (6 reviews)
“chinese tour” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
155 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-400, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on a very hot an humid July day. If you go here any other day than a Saturday you have to take a guided tour. They run every 20 minutes but are in 4 different languages so if you timing is off...More

Thank HK_Phoey
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love guide service, that shows Korean would reserve the historical place for new generations. Guide will take you around the place, for English guide time every 10AM, 12PM, 2PM and 4PM. For admission, I took the combination ticket (10,000W for 4 palaces and 1...More

Thank SIRI A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After the palaces this can appear plain in comparison however it is an important site being the final resting place for the emperors. There is not much to see although the buildings and grounds are well kept. Worth a visit if you have time. Thanks...More

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Confusian shrine housing the spirits of deceased kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty that is located within a peaceful garden. We took a 1 hour English tour (tours are required most days) and it was quite good and provided some interesting...More

Thank KarenBx103
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This was the first historic, World Heritage Site I visited in Seoul. It sits in parkland giving it a tranquil feel in the midst of the busy city. We visited fairly early in the morning which may have contributed to this. Tickets were available which...More

Thank ChristineFranklin
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The shrine is a truly serene place, which helps explain why the curators only want visitors there on guided tours (which are exceedingly good value at KRW1,000 and available without booking ahead). Otherwise you'd have hundreds of people tearing around the place, shouting, trampling across...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

we had the guided tour in English and found it very interesting. It is an Unesco world heritage site but perhaps not easily accessible to everyone. I did not regret the visit to understand the korea soul.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A peaceful setting and a good way to learn some history of the Korean Joesen dynasty. We found our English tour guide to be especially helpful.

Thank Melanie N
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Lovely area and easy to get to, however, we were there on an event day...so the place was packed with people and much of the shrine was restricted. What we were able to see was peaceful and nice.

Thank tressed
Reviewed 19 May 2017

A great cultural attraction to visit that is located close to many other places. Entrance is extremely cheap at only 1000 won and there are free tours at regular times, just check the board on display.

Thank TheTalamia
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul,
Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s
most important historic sites and neighbourhoods.
Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area
is rich with history and culture in its palaces,
shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of
Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt.
Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
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14 June 2016|
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Response from CausalTraveller | Reviewed this property |
I was there in Jan16 and the English tours are available at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Not many visitors to the place so don't think there is a need to reserve a slot. Enjoy!!