Gwangneung is located in Namyangju in Gyeonggi-do. This is the royal tomb of King Sejo (1417-1468, reign 1455-1468) and Queen Jeonghui (1418-1483).
The King and Queen are enshrined separately. The tomb on the left is King Sejo’s and the one on the right is Queen Jeonhui’s. A pavilion stands between the two tombs.
King Sejo was the second son of King Sejong and Queen Soheon. When his nephew came to the throne following the death of King Munjong, he led a revolt, “Gyeyujeongnan Revolts" and in 1453 became the 7th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty.
Queen Jeongui was the daughter of Yun Beon and became the Queen when King Sejo took the throne. She was the first figure in the history of the Joseon Dynasty who administered state affairs on behalf of a young king.
Gwangneung is surrounded by forests where an abundance of wild plants grow. These well-managed forests have been designated as a National Arboretum by the Korean Forest Service. Gwangneung is also famous for being the habitat of the Korean redheaded woodpecker (Natural Monument No.11). With many evergreen trees such as pine trees and fir trees growing here, these forests are a good place for a scenic drive.
354, Gwangneungsumogwon-ro, Jinjeop-eup, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do[Google Map]
http://royaltombs.cha.go.kr/ (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
How To Use
Get off at Cheongnyangni Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 4.
Upon exiting, take bus No. 707 and get off at Gwangneungnae Terminal Bus Stop.
Transfer to bus No. 21 and get off at Gwangneung Bus Stop.
Individuals: Adults 1,000 won / Children & Teenagers 500 won
Groups: Adults 800 won / Children & Teenagers 400 won
* Last admission: 1 hour before closing.
* Groups: 10 or more people
* Adults (ages 19-64) / Children & Teenagers (ages 7-19)
* Children aged 6 & under and senior citizens aged 65 & over may enter free of charge.
ID must be presented at the ticket box.
Hourly pass: 30,000 won
* Viewing hours 12:00-13:00
* Valid for 1 year
Lunch pass: 3,000 won
* Viewing hours12:00-14:00 (last admission is at 13:00)
* Limited to 10 times
Monthly pass: 10,000 won
* Visitors may enter freely within operating hours
* Valid for 1 month
* All visitors on the last Wednesday of each month (Culture Day).
* Visitors wearing hanbok.
Facilities for the Handicapped:
Wheelchair rental service, Restrooms
Gwangneung Historical Museum, mineral spring, drinking fountain, benches, etc.
infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
usetime: November-May, September-October 09:00-18:00
* Last admission is 1 hour before closing.