I came to Jongmyo Shrine for the day off. I only heard its name since i live in Seoul but i’ve never been. I visited Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace, but I never came to Jongmyo Shrine. I used a long day off and found this place before the fall passed.
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I’m gonna get a ticket first. The Jongmyo Shrine is open to visitors for free tour only on Saturdays. Other than that, you must buy a ticket and go with a commentator. The time is set so check it out!
This is Samdo, main road, but we follow the narrator on the right. By the way, i came at the right time.
There’s a saying that you can see more when you know it. Listen to each of the narrator’s stories and try to see more. Of course, taking pictures in between.
And one important fact! Here in Samdo, the middle road is called Sinro, The road only God takes.
So it’s said that it is the only for the dead. This is where the kings of Joseon Dynasty were enshrined, After the death of a king of one age, the path to the middle is the ‘Sinro’. So let’s be careful not to walk along the path.
The autumn sun is shining through the leaves, The leaves on the floor reflect and double the beauty.
How can the same maple tree be so different in color? Of course it’s a different species, It looks exactly the same, but it is different in color. Each has its own beauty in its own way.
They say this is the costume they wear to perform ancestral rites. They say they wear the same clothes at weddings. Then, What’s the difference?
A round white cloth hanging around one’ neck. If it’s hanging around your neck, people wear it for ancestral rites, if it’s not there, it’s a wedding costume.
It is on the right that you can see the Jeongjeon Hall(Main Hall) that is more than 100 meters. You can’t go in there. You have to take a peek on the stone steps next to you.
I don’t think I’m going to be able to go up in free tour day, Can we go up there at the Jongmyo Jerye ceremony day?
I thought it was going to be held once a year in May, but it will be held in November too. I don’t know if it’s the same size or November is short. But it is a Good news for us visitors. I’ll wait for this May’s event.
The Jeongjeon Hall(Main Hall) is in the middle 19 spaces(Sin-sil) and two narrow rooms on both side(Hyeop-sil). It stretches out to 109 meters in total.
Today is the lucky day to clean up the room. I could see inside the room for a moment. Although it’s too far to distinguish, Thank you for being able to see the inside of the room a little bit more open than it is closed.
The tile fence with leaves is more natural and lively than the plain wall. Small ginkgo sprouts covered the floor.
Go out the front gate of Jeongjeon hall and enter the south gate of Yeongnyeongjeon Hall. The building is smaller than a Jeongjeon hall, but it is still magnificent and familiar.
This is the last tour after Youngnyeongjeon. But when you come in together, you have to go out together. I hurried around, took pictures, watched, and walked slowly to the exit.
About an hour’s tour? The price of admission is satisfactory and the quality is good.
I’m going to turn around, and I’m going to take a walk that I’ve never been to before. I look around with curiosity about what’s in every corner. I want to look around more, but time to go out is coming.
Fall and winter are said to be the most beautiful periods of Jongmyo Shrine. Time to enjoy beautiful autumn tinted with maple, beautiful and rich autumn. The Jongmyo Shrine, covered with white snow, is beautiful, but it has a quiet and solemn atmosphere that makes you think.