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  • Address: South Korea
Seoul’s Jongmyo Shrine, one of the most important cultural sites in the country, originally served as the ancestral shrine for Joseon Dynasty kings. Built between 1335 and 1408 by Lee Seong Gye, the first king of the Joseon Dynasty, Jongmyo was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1995 based on its well-preserved and authentic Confucian architecture.

The shrine is divided into 19 rooms, each dedicated to a different Joseon king and has existed as is since the 1500s. On the first Sunday of May, Jongmyo hosts a memorial service called Jongmyo Jaery, a rite lasting around six hours and thought to be the oldest ceremony in the world. Attending the ceremony allows you to witness songs and dances dating back more than 500 years. No matter when you come, touring the world’s oldest Confucian sanctuary offers insight not only into Korean history, but into Confucianism as well.

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Morning Cultural Tour: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Seoul, Seoul, null
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Morning Cultural Tour: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Seoul

4.5 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

Spend your morning at two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Seoul with a local guide. This 3.5-hour coach tour reveals the highlights of Changdeokgung Palace, a ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 3.5 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.00
Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul, Seoul, Half-day Tours
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Full Day Tour of World Cultural Heritage from Seoul

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Have you ever visited any world cultural heritage before? Luckily there are lots of world cultural heritage places in Korea. After joining this tour you will ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $119.00
Seoul Morning Heritage Tour Including Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul, Cultural Tours
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Seoul Morning Heritage Tour Including Changdeokgung Palace

Enjoy this morning half-day tour that will introduce you to the historical heritage of Seoul. Visit the famous Bukchon Cultural Center, Changdeokgung Palace ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Small-Group Tour of Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul, Half-day Tours
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Small-Group Tour of Bukchon Hanok Village

If you experience to see traditional residence in downtown, we recomend you to choose this tour. Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and ...  Read more

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00

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