Seoul World Heritage

South Korea, Seoul Guide (B): Seoul World Heritage

I am a heritage hog. And, surprise surprise, this trip wasn't without its share of visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. South Korea has thirteen inscribed in the World Heritage List:

Do I want to visit all these sites? Heck, yeah. But quite impossible to do in just one short visit. So I try to squeeze in at least one per visit. In 2012, I visited Changdeokgung Palace Complex in Seoul. In 2014, Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple in North Gyeongsang Province. And in 2016, I managed to visit four: Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul, two of the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty in Seoul, Hwaseong Fortress in Gyeonggi Province, and Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon in South Gyeongsang Province. (Update: In 2018, I visited Seongsan Ilchulbong and Halla Mountain, which are World Heritage Sites under the Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes group; and also the Gyeongju Historic Areas and Gyeongju Yangdong Historic Village.)

Directions to Jongmyo Shrine: Take subway line 1 to Jongno-3(sam)-ga Station, exit 11. Or subway line 2 or 5 to Jongno-3(sam)-ga Station, exit 8. Jongmyo Shrine is a 10-minute walk from any of the three options. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Seoul World Heritage
Guide Location: South Korea » Seoul
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Jongmyo Shrine   Seolleung and Jeongneung Royal Tombs  
Author: Mustachio Ventures
Read it on author's website: http://mustachioventures.blogspot.com/2016/08/unesco-jongmyo-seolleung-jeongneung.html

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