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Review of Jongmyo Shrine

Jongmyo Shrine
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US$55.00*
and up
Seoul Morning Heritage Tour Including...
Ranked #50 of 815 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

It is definitely something neat and historical to see in Seoul, but the downside is that you have to take a guided tour of it. I would have preferred to walk through at my own pace and see it. The tour was a bit too long for my liking.

Thank nickis89
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Best to take a guided tour to totally understand what it meant for their ancestors. Love it's serene surrounding and its purpose.

Thank KathelijneH
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

A highly interesting hour long guided tour around this wonderful heritage site. Thorougly recommended but make sure you check entry times and restrictions - for example tickets for guided tours in Korean are only allowed to be sold to Korean citizens even if you only want to view the buildings.

Thank ia909
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

One of the six places to visit if you buy the Palace Pass for W10,0000, like the other five, this is a complete rebuild of what stood here centuries ago. It's all rather samey, with the same decor everywhere and none of the buildings are open to visit. You just wander the nice gardens and the courtyards. There is a small museum right of the entry gate which is well worth seeing, but you have to take your shoes off.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Interesting place to know more about Korean culture. Good to have guided tour inside. Very well protected. Landscaping is also wonderful. Relaxing place. But after visiting here starts to wonder what is written in those tablets.

1  Thank OzanKarahan
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