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Heritage Birth Home of Empress Myeongseong

WriterAdministratorDate06/03/2015

Birth Home of Empress Myeongseong1
Birth Home of Empress Myeongseong2
Birth Home of Empress Myeongseong3
  • Location

    Yeoju

  • Address

    71, Myeongseong-ro,Yeoju-si

  • TEL

    +82-31-880-4021

Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong

The Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong is the house in which Min Ja-yeong (Myeongseong), the wife of Emperor Gojong, was born in 1851 and lived until the age of eight. The daughter of Min Chi-rok, Min Ja-yeong was selected as the queen for King Gojong at the age of 16 due to her evident intelligence. The site also includes other interesting attractions such as the house of Gamgodang, in which Myeongseong lived before she became the queen, the Memorial Hall, which features various exhibits concerning Empress Myeongseong’s turbulent life, and the olden day village.