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“Contrast in the centre of Seoul ”

Jeongneung Royal Tomb
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Full-Day Gangnam City Highlights Tour with Lunch
Ranked #197 of 822 things to do in Seoul
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The royal tombs are in Gangnam and give a peaceful place to walk away from the busyness of the rest of the area. The site has several paths to walk around and is laid out so walk between the two tombs. There are lots of information boards explaining why items are there. The site is hilly.

Thank Angela N
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

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Its is located in lush forest, and benches on the promenade provide an ideal place to relax.
Seonjeongneung is comprised of Seolleung Royal Tomb and Jeongneung Royal Tomb Seonjeongneung houses the burial mounds of King Seongjong (1469-1494), his wife Queen Jeonghyeon, and King Jungjong (1506-1544) of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). There are numerous small hills with clusters of trees that create a lovely atmosphere.

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Great place to visit if you in the area as you will get refreshed from all the scenic surroundings.
It is famous with locals for daily strolls and evening jogging.
Wear Comfortable shoes as you have a bit of walking to do.

1  Thank sultan c
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Quiet and interesting walk around the royal tombs. There were no tours when we visited - I think this would make it much more interesting. We just walked around with an information brochure. If you don't get to Gyeongju or other areas of South Korea with these burial mounds, this is a good opportunity to see one.

Thank nurtleturtle
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

This park is rpeaceful in the middle of the busy city. It opens at 6am and locals may be seen exercising and strolling through the grounds. The park is easily reached by Subway Line 2 Seolleung Station, and a 10 minute walk from exit # 8. Admission Fee is adult W1,000, and student/teen W500.

The name of all tombs are Seonjeongneung i.e. Seolleung and Jeongneung. The Seolleung Tombs are to the left of the park (includes the tombs of King Seongjong and his Queen Jeongnyeon) and the Jeongneung tomb (King Seonggjong's son - Jungjong) is to the right of the park. Most of the attractions are to the left of the ticket office, so it may be best to start with the Jeongneung Tomb then return on the direction of the ticket office to continue the walk.

All sites may be viewed within an hour, but it may be better to visit after 9am when the museum is open if you are particularly interested in this. We had a quiet stroll and viewed the three tombs and surrounding buildings. There are many birds in the trees along the paths.

We were disappointed that we could not get closer to the tombs, as all pictures had to be taken behind a small red picket fence. I think that we had raised expectations based on our trip in North Korea, where we had viewed the tombs of King Kongmin (who died in 1374) and Queen Noguk (Mongolian), where we were able to touch the tombs and take close photos.

Overall, it was a relaxing and enjoyable experience, and the perfect way to start our sightseeing in Seoul.

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Not only is this a place of Korean history (two royal tombs are here) but it's a beautiful park with many benches, sounds of birds, and walking/hiking trails. It's ₩1,000 for people between 19-64 and free for children and seniors. It's a nice escape away from just outside the gates of the park where everyone is busy and wrapped up in their daily working lives. It's especially great when you have a lunch break. The best time to come is in spring or autumn.

Thank LASeoulGuy
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