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Heritage Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty


Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty1
Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty2
Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty3
Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty4
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As the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty were designated as the UNESCO World Heritage on June 27, 2009, a fresh light is being thrown on them. It is because that it is a rare case in the world to find one single dynasty having lasted for such a long period of 519 years. It is also uncommon to see tombs of successive kings and queens preserved intact. UNESCO also has acknowledged and been so deeply impressed by their historical and aesthetical value as to designate the entire 40 Royal Tombs as UNESCO World Heritages. As many as 31 of the 40 tombs lie in Gyeonggi-do. The Tombs are the epitomized remains of the Korean viewpoints such as Confucianism, Buddhism, feng-shui, etc., and their value as a cultural asset is high. Each of the Tombs is as good place as it can help visitors enjoy easy and quiet stroll away from crowd city. - Yungneung & Geolleung Tombs in Hwaseong of Gyeonggi-do are close to another World - Heritage of Suwon Hwasung Fortress and Suwon World Cup Stadium. - Donggureung Tomb (East Nine Royal Tombs)  in Guri would be enjoyable to look around together with the shooting - of Taewangsasingi (The Four Guardian Gods of the King), the famous TV series, and Guri - Tower of Guri Resource Recovery Facility.