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Gwangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 광릉(세조, 정희왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])

  • Gwangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 광릉(세조, 정희왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gwangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 광릉(세조, 정희왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gwangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 광릉(세조, 정희왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gwangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 광릉(세조, 정희왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gwangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 광릉(세조, 정희왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gwangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 광릉(세조, 정희왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gwangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 광릉(세조, 정희왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gwangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 광릉(세조, 정희왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gwangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 광릉(세조, 정희왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gwangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 광릉(세조, 정희왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Gwangneung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 광릉(세조, 정희왕후) [유네스코 세계문화유산])
Address
354, Gwangneungsumogwon-ro, Jinjeop-eup, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 남양주시 진접읍 광릉수목원로 354 (진접읍)
Type
Monuments/ Historical Sites
Inquiries
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Homepage
http://royaltombs.cha.go.kr/ (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Gwangneung is located in Namyangju in Gyeonggi-do. This is the royal tomb of King Sejo (1417-1468, reign 1455-1468) and Queen Jeonghui (1418-1483).

    The King and Queen are enshrined separately. The tomb on the left is King Sejo’s and the one on the right is Queen Jeonhui’s. A pavilion stands between the two tombs.

    King Sejo was the second son of King Sejong and Queen Soheon. When his nephew came to the throne following the death of King Munjong, he led a revolt, “Gyeyujeongnan Revolts" and in 1453 became the 7th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty.

    Queen Jeongui was the daughter of Yun Beon and became the Queen when King Sejo took the throne. She was the first figure in the history of the Joseon Dynasty who administered state affairs on behalf of a young king.

    Gwangneung is surrounded by forests where an abundance of wild plants grow. These well-managed forests have been designated as a National Arboretum by the Korean Forest Service. Gwangneung is also famous for being the habitat of the Korean redheaded woodpecker (Natural Monument No.11). With many evergreen trees such as pine trees and fir trees growing here, these forests are a good place for a scenic drive.
     

    Current Status
    UNESCO World Heritage (Designated in 2009)
    Historic Site No. 197 (Designated on May 26, 1970)

    Closed
    Mondays

    Duration
    40 mins

    Operating Hours
    November-May, September-October 09:00-18:00
    June-August 09:00-18:30
    November-January 09:00-17:30
    * Last admission is 1 hour before closing.

    Parking Facilities
    300 spaces


    Admission Fees
    [General admission]
    Individuals: Adults 1,000 won / Children & Teenagers 500 won
    Groups: Adults 800 won / Children & Teenagers 400 won

    * Last admission: 1 hour before closing.
    * Groups: 10 or more people
    * Adults (ages 19-64) / Children & Teenagers (ages 7-19)
    * Children aged 6 & under and senior citizens aged 65 & over may enter free of charge.
    ID must be presented at the ticket box.

    [Other passes]
    Hourly pass: 30,000 won
    * Viewing hours 12:00-13:00
    * Valid for 1 year

    Lunch pass: 3,000 won
    * Viewing hours12:00-14:00 (last admission is at 13:00)
    * Limited to 10 times

    Monthly pass: 10,000 won
    * Visitors may enter freely within operating hours
    * Valid for 1 month

    [Free entry]
    * All visitors on the last Wednesday of each month (Culture Day).
    * Visitors wearing hanbok.

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Wheelchair rental service, Restrooms

    Available Facilities
    Gwangneung Historical Museum, mineral spring, drinking fountain, benches, etc.

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