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Jongmyo Shrine

155 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-400, South Korea
+82 2-765-0195
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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155 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-400, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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+82 2-765-0195
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"guided tour"
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"sacred place"
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"english language tour"
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"unesco site"
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"chinese tour"
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"jongno ga"
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"royal families"
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"combination ticket"
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"on tuesdays"
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"main palaces"
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"cultural heritage"
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"interesting place"
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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
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

The grounds & buildings are austere to go along with the whole concept of honoring the spirits of ancestors. A very peaceful place.

Thank laculturevulture
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is beautiful shrine. It is dedicated to Korean Kings and queens of Joseon Dynasty. There is fee of 3000 KW. and for foreigner it is compulsory to have guide except Saturday. It is worth to have guide so that you get to know actual...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

...beware. You can't just turn up. You need to buy a ticket for a timed, guided tour. The guide was very informative but I'm afraid after 2 weeks in Seoul I was a bit culture-blind and didn't really appreciate it.

Thank pauldoody
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Beware of the hours -- look it up, but from my memory it's open on Saturdays, otherwise you have to take a tour!

Thank Maggie K
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Only can visit with accompany of tour guide from the shrine. They are very funny, I really enjoy listening to them telling stories & explain to us about the ceremony & how late kings & queens are buried. Although it doesn't have much colours compare...More

Thank bubbleLoveToTravel
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Excellent English language tour but beware only operates 3 times per day. Knowledgable tour guide , and interesting way to spend an hour.

Thank Sharon_Sh_12
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went here on a guided tour. Grounds are peaceful, but not much to see. This is supposed to be a peaceful place, lacking color. If there's anything else on your list, I would skip this.

Thank ncjc2013
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

if you want go to here better on saturday because you can go around by yourself and no need to follow tour guide.

Thank melissa h
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

This place is located in the city like most of the attraction in Seoul. I was surprised to find out that is not the typical Shrine like in other Asian country. This is actually where the believed they needed to keep the souls of those...More

Thank anacotton27
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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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yjing
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.
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alpacas_are_awesome
3 August 2017|
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Response from Melanie N | Reviewed this property |
I recall it was about 90 minutes
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