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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])
  • Address 354, Gwangneungsumogwon-ro, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
    경기도 남양주시 진접읍 광릉수목원로 354 (진접읍)
  • Type Monuments/ Historical Sites
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  • Homepage royaltombs.cha.go.kr
  • Information
    Introduction
    Gwangneung, located in Namyangju in Gyeonggi-do 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 with a pavilion standing between the two tombs. Requested by King Sejo on his will, the simple design of the tomb and the surrounding compare to the past tombs saved cost and manpower required to finish the work, which became the model for future royal tomb design. Gwangneung is surrounded by forests where an abundance of wild plants grow. It is famous for being the habitat of the Korean redheaded woodpecker (Natural Monument No. 11).

    Current Status
    Historic Site No. 197 (Designated on May 26, 1970)

    Closed
    Mondays

    Duration
    40 min

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

    Parking Facilities
    Available

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

    * Groups: 10 or more people
    * Adults (ages 19-64) / Children & Teenagers (ages 7-18)
    * Free admission: Preschoolers (ages 6 & under) and senior citizens (ages 65 & over)
    * 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.

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

    Restrooms
    Available

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Unavailable

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