Seonjeongneung, Royal Tombs

Seonjeongneung is royal tombs of two king of Joseon Dynasty. Its name, Seonjeongneung, is combined two name of Seolleung and Jeongneung. This place is a UNESCO World Heritage.

It is easily accessible as is located close between two subway stations, line 2 (Seolleung station) and line 9 (Seonjeongneung station).  Also, it is quite closed to a famous temple, Bongeunsa in Sanmsung-dong. When you have a plan to visit Bongeunsa, then after stop by Seonjeongneung.

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At the entrance, Jeongneung sits on the right, while Seolleung sits on the left. This tomb is Jeongneung.

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Jeongjagak, located in front of the tomb, is a place to have a ritual ceremony.

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There are two stone covered paths from the red spiked gate, called the Hongsalmun. The path to the right that is slightly higher is the path of the spirit. The other path to the left that is slightly lower is the King’s Path. In accordance with Korean customs, visitors must not walk on the spirit path.

 

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This tomb is Seolleung. There are stone statues of a warrior and the 12 animals of the zodiac around.

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What a cute stone horse state! I actually think it looks like baby hippo. :p

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One of the attract point of this place is to provide a peaceful green forest to relax for workers in Gangnam, hustling downtown. They would go out for a walk along a pathway in the park during their lunch break.

 

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This place is ‘Jaesil’ to prepare for ancestral rites.

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You could enjoy your break time sitting on the floor of Jaesil.

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Don’t forget to visit History Center and to get a post card stamped! I’d love to collect it.

 

Address : 1 Seolleung-ro 100-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

Operating Hours :
Summer season (Feb-Oct): 06:00~21:00 (last admission 20:00)
Winter season   (Nov-Jan): 06:30-21:00 (last admission 20:00)

Admission Fee – KRW 1,000

Transportation
Seolleung Station – Seoul Subway Line 2  and the Bundang Line
Seonjeongneung Station – Seoul Subway Line 9

 

 

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