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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Jongmyo Shrine, South Korea

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Jongmyo Shrine is a Confucian royal shrine in South Korea that has been acclaimed as a cultural heritage site. It is the oldest royal Confucian shrine that continues to observe ritual ceremonies established since the 14th century. Such shrines used to exist during the Three Kingdom of Korea period. Today only the shrines of the rulers of Joseon remain.


Jongmyo Shrine, South Korea
Jongmyo Shrine, South Korea
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Jongmyo Shrine was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 19th session of the World Heritage Committee in Berlin, Germany, 4 - 9 December, 1995.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N37 32 60 E126 58 59.988
Inscription Year: 1995
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: IV


Jongmyo Shrine at an annual Korean cultural ceremony
Jongmyo Shrine at an annual Korean cultural ceremony
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authorshipDavid McNally
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