Seonjeongneung Royal Tomb

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Seonjeongneung Royal Tomb 2014-11-10T18:12:31+00:00
The tomb of King Seongjong at Seonjeongneung Royal Tomb in Seoul

The tomb of King Seongjong at Seonjeongneung Royal Tomb

Seonjeongneung is the name given to two royal tombs, Seolleung and Jeongneung. These tombs are the burial sites of King Seongjong and King Jungjong. Seonjeongneung is surrounded by modern buildings in the middle of the city in the upscale district of Gangnam.

Seolleung

Seolleung is the burial site of King Seongjong (1457–1494) and his second wife, Queen Jeonghyeon (1462-1530). Memorial rites are held every December 24th for Seongjong and every August 22nd for Jeonghyeon. Seongjong was interred in 1495 while Jeonghyeon was buried on an adjacent hill in 1530.

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Jeongneung

Jeongneung is the single burial site of King Jungjong (1488–1544). He is the son of Seongjong and Jeonghyeon. Rites for Jungjong are held on December 9th. Jungjong has been interred at this location since 1562. Prior to that, he was buried at Huireung with his second wife, Queen Munjeong.

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Jeongneung Royal Tomb surrounded by modern Seoul

Jeongneung surrounded by the buildings and streets of modern Seoul