Jongmyo Picture Diary

Jongmyo Shrine is the oldest preserved Confucian shrine, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architecture is splendid, as are the grounds surrounding it. At the entrance, you’ll find a stone pathway, which is designated for spirits only and forbidden to walk upon. The surrounding area takes the form of a park and resting area, where many come to play the board game “baduk,” picnic, and rest in the shade.

The entrance to Jongmyo Shrine. It costs 1000 won for a ticket.

The Spirit Path. No mortals allowed!

The bathing area and throne for the king

Tables to prepare food offerings

Spirit chambers where the spirit tablets of the royal family are housed

A game of baduk

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