Seolleung & Jeongneung, Two Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty

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S.K. in S.K.

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So, I’ve been to the famous Baekje royal tomb and Silla royal tombs, but what about the royal tombs of later periods? Well, the Goryeo royal tombs are in North Korea, so I couldn’t go there. Most of the Joseon royal tombs, which collectively are a World Heritage Site, are in inconvenient locations, but there are two which just happen to be in Seoul city limits.

Seolleung & Jeongneung are in Seoul's Gangnam District Seolleung & Jeongneung are in Seoul’s Gangnam District

Yes, the Gangnam district is the same β€˜Gangnam’ which had been made world-famous by the super-popular song, and this article tries to connect the song to the actual neighborhood, but I digress. Obviously, the Joseon royal tombs were there long before Gangnam became the ultimate enclave of the South Korean elite.

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Like earlier royal tombs, the Joseon royal tombs consist of grassy mounds, but they have a lot more stonework built around…

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