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“Great for historical buffs - green in the city.”

Jeongneung Royal Tomb
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US$90,00*
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Full-Day Gangnam City Highlights Tour with Lunch
Ranked #194 of 860 things to do in Seoul
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

It was a 15 minute walk away from the Seolleong Subway Station, and I read in a blog to check this preserved place out before "getting hammered in Gangnam". The place surrounding it is very modern, but I am impressed that the Korean government followed through to preserve this as a park, very well taken care of.

Large outdoor space with a lot of trees and green hills, and although you cannot climb onto the top of the mound to see everything, this is still a great site for historical buffs. The pamphlet at the entrance helps to explain whose tombs these were and what the gates, shrines, and pathways mean. There were groups of school students when I went and spending time there was lovely as a change to Seoul's towering modern buildings around it.

There is also a 500 year old gingko tree beside the guardhouse. Great sight and not too overcrowded like other touristy places. Do check it out to relax.

Thank Marshiela G
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

Great history and huge green area in the city. You can enjoy more than a hr walking in very green area while visiting the 3 Tombs.

Thank ReviewerEye
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

Great little stone statues to see. Gives you an authentic view of dynasty-era Korea. Beautiful in cherry blossom season. Only 1000 won entry.

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

Our family wanted to visit these as it sounded interesting to see the burial grounds of kings and queens from long ago. The Jeongneung Royal Tomb actually is split in half with several people buried here.
One half is Jeongneung and is the tomb of King Jungjong. The other half is Seolleung and is the tomb of King Seongjong and his second queen Jeonghyeon. They were a father and son, with Seongjong living from 1457 to 1494 and Jungjong living from 1488 to 1544.

The place is almost like a park with lots of green. There are trails, a shrine, and the mound tombs. One of the tombs had little statues of all the animals in the zodiac. There were signs asking you not to get too close to the tombs so you couldn't walk on them but you could be pretty near them.

The place is open from 6am to 8pm daily and only cost about $1 for adults and $0.50 for kids. It was near a subway exit and is a nice green area in the city with history as well.

One interesting thing, the bathrooms had no outer doors and you could look in and see people using it which I wasn't expecting. There were also a couple water fountains on the trails to use if you get hot.

Thank jelico8
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

This is where King Seongjong & his Queen Jeonghyeon in the Joseon Dynasty era were buried. This queen had a deep interest in Buddhism & founded the nearby Bonggeunsa Temple in 794. The other king buried here is King Jungjong, the second son of King Seongjong. It's a beautiful, serene place with lots of trees, plants & some flowers. A good place to take a stroll & commune with nature & also to learn about Korean history during the Joseon era. This place is listed in the UNESCO Heritage Sites.

1  Thank Amethyst59
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