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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
155 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-400, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
+82 2-765-0195
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank ia909
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...More

2  Thank Jarko2015
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.

Thank OzanKarahan
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Spacious grounds. But you are left to wonder what are inside those huge halls. Well, you can stand in the middle of those squares and imagine.

Thank femmemme
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a good place to learn about Korean culture. You need to join a tour to see it (except on Saturday). Go to the website to check out times for your language. It costs 1000 krw including the tour. You will learn lots if...More

Thank Melanie E
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Except for one day per week (Saturday I think) the tours are guided, around 4 per day in English. Worth the visit. Our guide was good, and explained plenty. This was very different to a temple tour. Unfortunately the 2 buildings containing the many VIPs'...More

Thank sarrang
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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 10 September 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Austin V
Reviewed 6 September 2017

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

1  Thank RossOrpington
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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3 August 2017|
Response from Melanie N | Reviewed this property |
I recall it was about 90 minutes
14 June 2016|
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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!!