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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
157, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03135, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
+82 2-765-0195
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recommend to join the guided tour where alot of history and cultural perspective will be shared along the tour journey. It's simply amazing when you imagine what's happened here in the past few hundred years of time. Definitely worth any penny where the tix price...More

Thank Yoke Hein K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Only guided tours ate allowed here. This is sacred to them so it really needs to be respected. We waited for the English tour for about 30 minutes. The tour lasts for about an hour. It was quite informative. The whole grounds was beautiful quiet...More

Thank SummerDaysPh
Reviewed 6 days ago

It appears that you need to move around the site in guided groups without the ability to wander as you wish. The disadvantage of this is that the guide who only spoke Korean spent a lot of time at each stop. He appeared to be...More

Thank 559grahamt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth the 1000 krw admission tickets. However your will need to join the tour to get in, except on Saturdays. Do take note of the tour language listed on the website, different tours at different timings. The walking tour is about 1 hour

Thank tecksi0ngf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jongmyo Shrine is located in the center of Seoul, not far from Changdeokgung, and the subway Jongno 3-ga station. It is a very tranquil resort with very few people, because except Saturday tourists are only allowed to get in with the scheduled guided tour. There...More

Thank sissiwusi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reading about the Shrine in historical books gives you a background of how important it is in Korean history.

Thank ron d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please check the time before go as only tour is allow. Anywhere it's a free tour. We are lucky as we know chinese and english cause the tour is 1 hours each switch between chinese and english. Even though not able to enter the shrine...More

Thank waihong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Consider purchasing the royal palace pass that includes 4 palaces and the royal shrine for 10,000 (approx $8.80USD) and be sure to pick up the English brochure at the entrance. This property is on the UNESCO list of masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Did a guided tour in English which helped a lot. Very serene place to visit. This is a shrine and so has a more sombre feel and vibe to other sites. Very large area to walk. Took one hour to do tour, but glad to...More

1  Thank Lyn K
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

It can be a bit tricky to find the entrance. If you are coming from the palaces you need to walk to the South gate of the park. Free entrance on the last Wednesday each month. Beautiful shrine and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A...More

1  Thank Lars S
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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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27 March 2018|
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Response from KOH H | Reviewed this property |
There is no need for booking. However you may wish to check out more information from their website on the schedule of free guided tour based on the language you prefer. Rgds.
3 August 2017|
Response from 782melanien | Reviewed this property |
I recall it was about 90 minutes