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Heolleung / Illeung (a.k.a. Heonilleung) [UNESCO World Heritage] (서울 헌릉과 인릉 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

  • Heolleung / Illeung (a.k.a. Heonilleung) [UNESCO World Heritage] (서울 헌릉과 인릉 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Heolleung / Illeung (a.k.a. Heonilleung) [UNESCO World Heritage] (서울 헌릉과 인릉 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
Address
34, Heonilleung-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 서초구 헌인릉길 34 (내곡동)
Type
Monuments/ Historical Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-445-0347
Homepage
jikimi.cha.go.kr (Korean, English)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Mt. Daemosan behind Heonilleung Royal Tomb was originally called Halmisan (meaning grandmother in Korean) because it resembles the shape of an old lady. Daemosan Mountain embraces Heonilleung Royal Tomb, guarding the royal tomb.

    Heonilleung Royal Tomb houses the mounds for two kings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910): King Taejong (1401-1418) and King Sunjo (1800-1834). Heonilleung Royal Tomb possesses numerous stone statues and vestiges, and is a good place to experience the culture of the Joseon Dynasty. Upon entering the grounds, the striking red gate with the taegeuk (yin-yang) symbol appears to draw the line between this world and the one beyond. Passing the red gate leads to a sacrificial building where ancestral memorial services were performed. Behind the sacrificial building is the royal tomb. On the eaves of the sacrificial building are animal sculptures called japsang, which are believed to exorcise evil spirits. There is a pavilion next to the sacrificial building where the tombstone is situated. The royal tomb is surrounded by statues carved in the shape of animals such as tigers and sheep. There is also a statue of a solemn military officer bearing a sword with his horse behind him. The stone sculptures are guardians of the dead king.

    Current Status
    Illeung - Historic Site No. 194 / UNESCO World Heritage

    Closed
    Closed on Mondays

    Operating Hours
    09:00-17:00 (March- May) (September - November) / 9:00-17:30 (June - August)
    09:00-16:30 (December - February) * Last admission: 1 hour before closing

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    [Korean citizen]
    Adults (ages 25-64): Individual 1,000 won / Group (10 people or more): 800 won

    [International visitors]
    Adults (ages 19-64): Individual 1,000 won / Group (10 people or more): 800 won
    Children (ages 7-19): Individual 500 won / Group (10 people or more): 400 won

    * Following people can enter free of charge, only accountable with appropriate ID presented.
    - Students under age 24
    - The handicapped
    - Infants (age 6 & under) and seniors (age 65 & over)
    - Teachers and/or guides on an educational purpose


    [Hourly / Lunch / Day Pass]
    Hourly Pass: Valid for 1 year
    Early Bird Entry: 06:00-09:00 / (Nov-Feb 06:30-09:00)
    Lunch Entry: 11:30-13:30 - Fee: 30,000 won

    Lunch Pass: Valid for 3 months (usage of 10 times)
    - Entry: 11:30-13:00
    - Fee: 30,000 won

    Day Pass: Valid for 1 month
    - Entry: Anytime during operating hours
    - Fee: 10,000 won

    Restrooms
    Available

    Korean Info. Service
    [Heolleung Guided Tour by Heolleung Management Office]
    - Free of charge
    - Every day 10:30, 13:30, 15:00 (about 1 hr 30 min)
    - Meeting Point: Hongsalmun (홍살문) of Illeung

    [Guided Tour by The Rediscovery of Korea(RK)]
    - Led by volunteering team from the RK
    - Every Saturday 10:00, 14:00 (about 1 hour)
    - Runs from March- June, September- November
    - Meeting Point: In front of main gate of Heonilleung

    * Please make a booking in advance for tour of 10 people or more.
    * Inquiries: +82-2-723-4206

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Available

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