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Sareung [UNESCO World Heritage] (남양주 사릉 [유네스코 세계문화유산])   
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Notices
Sareung is not open to public; it can only be visited for the purposes of scientific research, fieldwork, reports, education, and worship. In these cases reservations should be made in advance.
Address
180-1, Sareung-ro, Jingeon-eup, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기도 남양주시 진건읍 사릉로 180-1 (진건읍)
Type
Monuments
Inquiries
• 1330 tt call center: +82-31-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-31-573-8124
Homepage
jikimi.cha.go.kr (Korean, English)
Introduction

Sareung (사릉)
is the royal tomb of Queen Jeongsun (1440-1521), a consort to King Danjong. She was perhaps the most tragic royal woman of the Joseon Dynasty.

In 1453, she was selected to be Queen out of many candidates and actually became the Queen a year later. However, when King Danjong was forced to abdicate from the throne by Prince Suyang, who later became King Sejo, and was exiled to Yeongwol in Gangwon-do province, Queen Jeongsun was deprived of her title as well.

After King Danjong died, she built a thatched-roof house outside Seoul’s Dongdaemun Gate (East Main Gate) and lived there for the rest of her life continuing to mourn her husband.
The tomb’s name, Sareung came from the fact that she had missed her dead husband so much.

Unlike other royal tombs, Sareung looks very simple. Its size is relatively small, and it does not have the “Byeongpungseok” stone border. There is only a “Muninseok” statue of a civil officer and “Seokma”, a statue carved in the shape of a horse.
 
Current Status
UNESCO World Heritage / Historic Site No. 209
Parking Facilities
Not available
Directions
* Take subway line 1 to Cheongyangni Staion. Go out of exit 2 and cross the road. In front of Hyundaicore (현대코아), take bus 165-3 and get off at Sareung (사릉) or Geumgok Post Office (금곡우체국).
* Take subway line 2 to Gangbyeon Station. Go out of exit 4 and cross the road. Take bus 9-1 and get off at Sareung (사릉) or Geumgok Post Office (금곡우체국).

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