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Jongmyo Shrine

At the golden triangle of Seoul’s historic heart, Jongmyo Shrine is an important Confucian ancestral shrine, crowning the top of the city’s must-see attractions. It is the oldest preserved shrine of its kind, considered a national treasure of the Joseon Dynasty. Visitors today can marvel at the 16th century complex, though the original grounds date back to the late 14th century. Jongmyo Shrine is a bastion of Korean symbolism and the ritual of royalty, given that hosts important cultural festivals, like the Jongmyo jeryeak festival of ancient court music, and houses many images of deities and the royal family.

  • Jeongjeon: Pass by the main entrance of Seoul’s Jongmyo Shrine, used only by spirits, and venture under the classical red pillars of the main hall, which houses the mortuary tablets of royalty and known to be the longest building in Asia.
  • Jongmyo Shrine Relics: Discover ceremonial objects from the Joseon Era at Jongmyo Shrine’s Jonsacheong hall, and over 80 spirit tablets at Gongsindang, before making your way to the abode of deities in Chilsadang.
  • Yeongnyeongjeon: Step into the former home of Seoul’s collection of royal spirit tablets, and appreciate the traditional wooden architecture of the shrine complex.

Jongmyo Shrine is located on the northern banks of Seoul’s Han River. The surrounding district of Palpan-dong is also home to the palaces of Gyeonbokgung to the west and Changdeokgung just to the north. The closest underground stations are Jongno 3-ga, near the south entrance, and Jongno 5-ga, which is a few blocks to the east of the former station. Yulgok-ro is a street located at the northern end of the Jongmyo Shrine grounds, and you can also get off within a few blocks at Anguk Station. There are bus-stations along Yulgok-ro and on the south side, along Jong-ro.

Hotels near Jongmyo Shrine

149 hotels near Jongmyo Shrine

1 BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Kukdo Seoul

4 stars
4.0 / 5 5 reviews

164, Eulji-ro, Map

With 295 modern chic guestrooms, BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Kukdo Seoul opened in 2007 within walking distance of many Seoul attractions, and historical or political functions. After resting in... More

2 Center Mark Hotel Seoul Insadong

4 stars
4.3 / 5 24 reviews

38, Insadong 5-gil, Map

Featuring top-of-the-class accommodations just a short stroll to Gyeongbok Palace, Center Mark Hotel Seoul Insadong makes for an ideal base when touring the South Korea capital. While in this... More

3 Hotel Aventree Jongno Insadong Seoul

3 stars
3.8 / 5 6 reviews

65-1, Gyeonji-dong Map

Retreat to value-for-money accommodations in the neighbourhood of Insadong by booking a stay at Hotel Aventree Jongno Insadong. Visitors at this Jongno property can walk through Samcheongdong... More

4 Fraser Suites Insadong Seoul

5 stars
3.5 / 5 6 reviews

272, Nakwon-dong Map

Fraser Suites Insadong Seoul invites discerning business travellers and holidaymakers to top-class accommodations that fuse Korean charm and contemporary design. The luxury hotel in the South... More

5 Hostel Korea 11th Changdeokgung

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

85, donwhamun-ro, gongno-gu, seoul, korea Map

The best accommodation location you can find for travelling in SeoulIn Hostel Korea 11th Changdeokgung, right at the front of one of the most valuable historical sites, Changdeokgung Palace, you... More

6 Lotte Hotel Seoul

5 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

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7 Sejong Hotel Seoul

5 stars
4.3 / 5 8 reviews

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8 Hyundai Residence Seoul

3 stars
4.2 / 5 41 reviews

22-5, Chungmuro 5ga Map

Hyundai Residence Seoul is a self-catering property offering 100 guest rooms decorated in a natural palette with wood floors. Guests can enjoy features such as a rooftop garden, and can walk to the... More

9 Hotel Rian Insadong Seoul

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4.6 / 5

26, Supyo-ro 18gil, Map

Situated in Jongro Insadong, Hotel Rian is the perfect place to experience Seoul and its surroundings. The hotel lies 3Km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town... More

10 Metro Hotel Myeongdong Seoul

4 stars
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14 Myeongdong 9 ga-gil, Jung-gu Map

Cozy, stylish and centrally located, the newly renovated Metro hotel has everything guests want for a Seoul trip. With a convenient downtown setting located in Myeongdong, the heart of Seoul,... More