We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jongmyo Shrine

155 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-400, South Korea
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Seoul Morning Heritage Tour Including Changdeokgung Palace
More Info
and up
Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul
More Info
and up
Korean Culture Walking Tour with Gyeongbokgung Palace
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
155 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-400, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Write a Review
Reviews (556)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This shrine is having a wide area. There aren't many visitors. It's good to relax walking and watching trees and old heritages. It'll be more fun by learning how this place used and what each spots are. There are Gwangjang Market, Changdeokgung Place and Changgyeonggung...More

Thank JH L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful serene place in Seoul buried in history and home of lots of ancient traditions. I had the pleasure of having a great guide who explained many details that otherwise would have gone unnoticed. This is a great tour of only an...More

Thank taqqie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Information about the deceased was interesting and the landscape was beautiful. Good place to visit on your trip.

Thank Austin V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this shrine on a Monday. Note it is closed on Tuesdays. Visits are by guided tour only except on Saturdays and the last Wednesday of every month. If you choose a guided tour note that it takes about an hour and there are...More

Thank RossOrpington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A spiritual experience to visit one of Korea's most sacred sites. The English tour starts at 10am, so be there on time. Very informative. Not much to see, but the site itself and the shrines are full of history. Tour took 70 mins, and it...More

Thank moonsoblue
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Located at Jongno3(sam)-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 3, 5) and Exit 11. An interesting place to visit. Many locals gather there to play chess which could be an interesting sight to see. Free admission with guided tour at different timings. Good for a historic...More

Thank vyv2
Reviewed 9 August 2017

You must take a tour to visit this place and their were only 2 english tours per day at the time we visited. Our guide spoke perfect english and was very informative about the resting place for the Emperors. The Gardens here were beautiful and...More

Thank fiona2745
Reviewed 17 July 2017

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 13 July 2017

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 25 June 2017 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
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
Nearby Restaurants
Mr. Choi's Leaf Wraps and Rice House
.19 km away
Jongyo Hangover Cure Soup
.19 km away
Man Boseong
.20 km away
Jongmyo Loach Soup
.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
Changdeokgung Palace
3,535 reviews
.60 km away
Changgyeonggung Palace
505 reviews
.51 km away
Tapgol Park
93 reviews
.64 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
3 August 2017|
Response from Melanie N | Reviewed this property |
I recall it was about 90 minutes
14 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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!!