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Jongmyo Shrine, Seoul

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Visit the World Heritage Site of Jongmyo Shrine, an ancient Confucian shrine that holds traditional memorial services for royals of the Joseon dynasty. Erected in 1394, it was ruined in the Japanese invasions before being rebuilt in 1608. The well-preserved shrine still conducts elaborate rituals and performances that were established in the 14th century, involving the summoning of ancestral spirits. Take a tour of the spacious, austere building, available in English at scheduled times, to learn more about the shrine’s history and its role in South Korean culture. Plan to see Jongmyo Shrine and other attractions that appeal to you using our Seoul driving holiday planner.
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  • Really this is one of the few places I enjoyed in Seoul. Seoul is by far one of the cities that I don't like and it is greatly because of the coldness and lack of warmth of its people. but still we...  more »
  • Guided tours in English, German, Chinese and Japanese are available at particular time slots. Guide services are included in the entry ticket. You can enter the shrine only at these time slots as...  more »
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  • Very calm and peaceful. I'm korean but this time was the first time to go to Jongmyo. You can enter only allowed time except every Saturday. They close on Tuesday. You can walk with a Korean culture guide. If you enter the door, you will forget you are in Seoul because of its calmness.
  • Peaceful UNESCO heritage site, with the historical place where the spirits of the past kings of Korea get down to be greeted by the royal family twice a year. a must visit place.
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