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Jongmyo Shrine

155 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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  • Jongmyo Shrine
    Wee Ming
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    4 May 16, 2014

    Follow the tour guide to understand Korea history, how they pay respects to their countries and family.

    Recommended for:History BuffsStudentsGreen Travelers
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    Rachel Patterson
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Jongmyo Shrine is in Insadong. It's not huge and when I went was absolutely packed with school children.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Alex Barlow
    4 Mar 06, 2012
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3.5 out of 5
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42 people visited Jongmyo Shrine

Description

Jongmyo is the oldest and most authentic of the Confucian royal shrines to have been preserved, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.. Dedicated to the forefathers of the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), the shrine has existed in its present form since the 16th century and houses tablets bearing the teachings of members of the former royal family. Ritual ceremonies linking music, song ... read more
and dance still take place there, perpetuating a tradition that goes back to the 14th century.

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