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King Sejong’s royal tomb heritage site in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do, opened on Mondays, a day that it is normally closed, starting July 22, 2013 to welcome the influx of tourists during the summer vacation season.
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage, the site is comprised of Yeongneung, the royal tomb of King Sejong, the fourth ruler of the Joseon Dynasty and his wife Queen Soheon, a statue of King Sejong, an exhibition hall, and a building used for memorial ceremonies. Also, in the northern area of the site is Nyeongneung, which is the royal tomb of the 17th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty, King Hyojong. The site is popular for both local and international visitors since it is surrounded by beautiful pine trees and also has a picturesque walking path through the forest nearby.
This limited opening runs until August 26, 2013 and because Nyeongneung attracts relatively less visitors compared to Yeongneung, it has been excluded from this temporary opening.