|Gwangneung [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 광릉 [유네스코 세계문화유산])|
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Gwangneung (광릉) is located in Namyangju in Gyeonggi-do province. 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” (계유정난) and in 1453 became the 7th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty.
Queen Jeongui is a 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.
|UNESCO World Heritage / Historic Site No. 197|
|Closed on Mondays|
|09:00 - 18:30 (March - October), 09:00 - 17:30 (November - February)
※ Last admission is 1 hour before closing
* Parking fees
Large 4,000 won for a day / Small 2,000 won for a day /
Two-wheeled vehicle 500 won for a day
|※ Adults (ages 25-64): Individual 1,000 won / Group (over 10): 800 won
※ Following people can enter free of charge, only accountable with appropriate ID presented.
- Students under age 24
- The handicapped
- Seniors (ages 65 & over)
- Teachers and/or guides on an educational purpose
- Hanbok wearer (Only during New Year’s Day and Chuseok holidays)
- The holders of important intangible cultural properties
※ Long-term admission ticket
- Expires after a year.
- Admission hours: 12:00 – 13:00
- Fee: 30,000 won
※ Lunch hour admission ticket (limited to 10 times)
- Expires after 3 months.
- Admission hours: 12:00 – 14:00 (first admission 11:30 / last admission 13:30)
- Fee: 30,000 won
※ A-month-long unlimited pass
- Expires after 1 month.
- Admission hours: can visit freely during operation hours without further restrictions.
- Fee: 10,000 won
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Wheel chair rental service, Restrooms|
|Gwangneung Historical Museum, mineral spring, drinking fountain, benches, etc.|
|Take subway line 1 to Cheongyangni Staion. Go out of exit 4 and take bus 707. Get off at Gwangneungnae (광릉내종점), the end of the bus line, and transfer to bus 21 and get off at Gwangneung (광릉).|