Seonjeongneung (Royal Tomb)

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Wide open green hills and wooded areas that offer relaxing walks.

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Seonjeongneung was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 30th. 2009. after being recognized for its historic value. King Seongjong spread his cultural policy based on the achievements of King Sejo and King Sejong, and put a lot of efforts on personnel appointments and various cultural developments.

You could have never expected to find a tomb in the midst of "Gangnam"

The royal tomb of Seonjeongneung is an uncommon sight in the middle of the city. It was created around the tombs of the 9th King Seongjong and Queen Jeonghyeon, and their son, the 11th King Jungjong of Chosun Dynasty. Not only it is historically significant, but also offers tranquility apart from the rest of the noisy city. The tombs of Jeonghyeon and Seolleung are lined in a row across from each other, whereas Jeongneung is sited alone apart from his parents, which makes it one of the few lone tombs in Chosun Dynasty. It was known that Jungjong had three queens and seven concubines, but after death he was buried alongside his poor widowed mother instead of his wives.

 There are wide open green hills and wooded areas that offer relaxing walks between the tombs. So, leave behind Gangnam’s high-fashion and modernity, come here,
and reflect on Seoul’s unique and interesting history at this historic and relaxing place.

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  • Tel: +82-2-568-1291
  • Address: 1 Seolleung-ro 100-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Direction: Exit 10 of Seolleung station , Subway Bundang line and Line 2 .  Exit 3 of Seonjeongneung station,  subway line 9
  • March~October Opening Hours: 06:00~21:00 (Ticketing 06:00~20:00) / November~January Opening Hours: 06:30~17:30 (Ticketing 06:30~16:30) /February Opening Hours: 06:00~18:00 (Ticketing 06:00 ~17:00)
  • Ticket Price: Child (7~18 years) 500 won, Adult (19~64 years)1,000 won for foreigners

※ Closed Mondays

At night, Visitors are allowed to enter only where lighting is installed.

There are a number of cafes that fit in nicely with your experience at the historic and quiet Seonjengneung.
After your stroll in the park, stop at a cafe listed here to reflect on the Seoul’s history or to prepare for your next destination.

A-1. CAFÉ DES VERTS - Seolleung Branch

CAFE DES VERTS - Seonjeongneung

This thoughtful organic cafe truly cares about the environment and their customers’ health.

  • TIME : 7:00 A.M.~11:00 P.M. (9:00 A.M.~10:00 P.M. WEEKENDS)
  • PRICE : LESS THAN 10,000 WON
  • TEL : 02-563-5760
  • ADDRESS : 702-19 YEOKSAM1-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

A-2. SEOLLEUNG MASILGIL

SEOLLEUNG MASILGIL - Seonjeongneung

A quaint little teahouse that offers Korean teas and sweets.

  • TIME : 9:30 A.M.~10:00 P.M. (CLOSED ON SUNDAYS)
  • PRICE : LESS THAN 10,000 WON
  • TEL : 02-557-2226
  • ADDRESS : 140 SAMSEONG-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

A-3. COFFEE BOKNEUN JIB

COFFEE BOKNEUN JIB - Seonjeongneung

Stop by for great roasted coffee and music.

  • TIME : 10:00 A.M.~11:00 P.M.
  • PRICE : LESS THAN 10,000 WON
  • TEL : 02-567-9997
  • ADDRESS : 124-8 SAMSEONG-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

So, Seonjeongneung’s historic atmosphere piqued your curiosity about traditional Korean cuisine. Fortunately, there are plenty of great traditional Korean restaurants in this neighborhood that will surely satisfy your curiosity and add to your great day at Seonjeongnueng. Listed here are some of your best options.

B-1. GIMDONI (Grilled meat, 肉料理)

GIMDONI - Seonjeongneung

A grilled pork restaurant specializing in Jeju-do’s famous black pig.

  • TIME : 11:00 A.M.~5:00 A.M. WEEKDAYS / 5:00 P.M.~11:00 P.M. SATURDAYS (CLOSED ON SUNDAYS)
  • PRICE : 10,000~20,000 WON
  • TEL : 02-558-5256
  • ADDRESS : 140-29 SAMSEONG-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

B-2. UMOEJEONG (Korean, 韓国料理)

UMOEJEONG - Seonjeongneung

Come here to enjoy Korean homestyle cooking for lunch, and top-quality beef at night.

  • TIME : 11:00 A.M.~10:30 P.M. WEEKDAYS / 3:00 P.M.~10:30 P.M. SATURDAYS (CLOSED ON SUNDAYS)
  • PRICE : 30,000~50,000 WON
  • TEL : 02-569-9901
  • ADDRESS : 113-1 SAMSEONG-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

B-3. GAJANG MASITNEUN JOKBAL (Korean, 韓国料理)

GAJANG MASITNEUN JOKBAL - Seonjeongneung

Jokbal (pigs’ feet cooked with soy sauce and spices) might sound intimidating, but this traditional Korean dish is often a favorite of the brave foreigners who have tried it. Come to this Jokbal restaurant, that has been serving delicious cuts of Jokbal for 3 generations, and surprise yourself.

  • TIME : OPEN FOR 24 HOURS
  • PRICE : 10,000~20,000 WON
  • TEL : 02-566-3001
  • ADDRESS : 896-2 DAECHI-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

B-4. SOKCHO KODARI NAENGMYEON (Korean, 韓国料理)

SOKCHO KODARI NAENGMYEON - Seonjeongneung

Come here to enjoy Korea’s famous noodle dish, naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noo-dle). The unique naengmyeon served here is cooked with kodari (half-dried pollock).

  • TIME : 11:00 A.M.~9:00 P.M. WEEKDAYS / LUNCH 11:00 A.M.~3:30 P.M. DINNER 5:00 P.M.~9:00 P.M. FOR WEEKENDS
  • PRICE : LESS THAN 10,000 WON
  • TEL : 02-557-2914
  • ADDRESS : 143-7 SAMSEONG-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

B-5. BAKGOBOLRE

BAKGOBOLRE - Seonjeongneung

A Korean pub that is always packed with Seoul’s affluent. You might even get a chance to see some Korean celebrities!

  • TIME : 5:00 P.M.~6:00 A.M.
  • PRICE : 20,000~50,000 WON
  • TEL : 02-512-7003
  • ADDRESS : 242-16 NONHYEON-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

So, after your meditative day around the historic Seunjeongneung, you’re looking for something a little more energeticc? Well, then, hurry to Gangnam Station, where the streets are alive with young seoulites scurrying in and out of the endless shops. As soon as you arrive, you’ll get a sense of what ’Gangnam style’ really is!

C-1. COEX MALL

COEX MALL - Seunjeongneung

Always exciting and fun, this multi-purpose shopping mall is great for shopping, eating, and entertainment.

  • TIME : 10:30 A.M.~10:00 P.M.
  • TEL : 02-6000-0114
  • ADDRESS : 159 SAMSEONG1-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL(SAMSEONG STN. EXIT 4,5)

C-2.  LOTTE DUTY FREE SHOP

LOTTE DUTY FREE SHOP - Seunjeongneung

Come here for tax-free high quality goods.

  • TIME : 10:00 A.M.~9:00 P.M.
  • TEL : 02-3484-9600, 9777
  • ADDRESS : B1~2F, 2~3F INTERCONTINENTAL SEOUL COEX, 159 SAMSEONG-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL

C-3. HYUNDAI DEPT. STORE - COEX Branch

HYUNDAI DEPT STORE - Seunjeongneung

Department store located in Teheran-ro, the center of Gangnam.

  • TIME : 10:30 A.M.~8:00 P.M.
  • TEL : 02-552-2233
  • ADDRESS : 159-7 SAMSEONG-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOOUL

Seonjeongneung is one of the most important historical assets in Seoul. Imagine Seoul back 600 years ago, while walking around the historic and cultural neighborhoods around Seonjeongneung.

D-1. BONGEUNSA (TEMPLE)

BONGEUNSA TEMPLE - Seonjeongneung

A peaceful Buddhist temple in the middle of the busy city.

  • TEL : 02-511-6070
  • ADDRESS : 73 SAMSEONG-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOOUL

D-2. POSCO ART MUSEUM

POSCO ART MUSEUM - Seonjeongneung

An art museum pursuing the communication between humanity and society through art.

  • TIME : 10:00 A.M.~7:00 P.M. (Ticketing 18:30) WEEKDAYS / 12:00 A.M.~5:00 P.M. (Ticketing 16:30)SATURDAYS (CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS)
  • TEL : 02-3457-1665
  • ADDRESS : 892 DAECHI 4-DONG, GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL
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