Located in Jongno-gu, Seoul, Jongmyo Shrine is one of the most refined and solemn architectures in the city. The memorial tablets of kings, queen consorts, and those who were given the titles of kings and queen consorts after death, are enshrined in the Jongmyo Shrine. It has been keeping its original form since the 16th century and was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage for its architectural value. The royal ancestral ritual of Jongmyo shrine, a traditional ritual with a combination of ceremony, music, and dance, has been performed for over 500 years since its standardization in 1462.
Location: 157, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Exit 11 (line 1) or Exit 8 (line 3 and 5) of Jongno 3-ga Station)