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Heritage Yungneung and Geolleung Royal Tombs [UNESCO World Heritages]

WriterAdministratorDate11/11/2014

Yungneung and Geolleung Royal Tombs [UNESCO World Heritages]1
Yungneung and Geolleung Royal Tombs [UNESCO World Heritages]2
Yungneung and Geolleung Royal Tombs [UNESCO World Heritages]3
  • Location

    Hwaseong

  • Address

    21-1, Hyohaeng-ro 481beon-gil, Hwaseong-si

  • TEL

    +82-31-222-0142

Yungneung and Geolleung Royal Tombs, on the hill of Hwasan Mountain, means Yungneung and Geolleung. Yungneung (on the left) is the grave of Jangjo (Prince Sado) killed in a rice chest under false accusations, and his wife Hyegyeonggung Hong. Geolleung is a grave with two chambers for King Jeongjo, the 22nd king of Joseon, and his wife Queen Hyoui. Both graves were designated as Historic Site No. 206 on May 26, 1970. King Jeongjo was very devoted to his father Prince Sado and was buried next to his father Prince Sado. Yungneung and Geolleung stand close together with one entrance. Walk past the ticket office and a forked road appears. The right road is the way to Yungneung, the grave of Prince Sado, and the left road is the way to Geolleung, the grave of King Jeongjo. This site is good for teaching about the filial devotion of King Jeongjo and also for taking a walk in the forest filled with phytonchid. There is also a hiking trail behind Yungneung and Geolleung. It takes about 1 and a half to 2 hours to take walk around the mountain behind YungGeolleung.