Uireung Royal Tomb [UNESCO World Heritage] (서울 의릉 [유네스코 세계문화 유산])


146-20, Hwarang-ro 32-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 성북구 화랑로32길 146-20 (석관동)


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Uireung (의릉) is the royal tomb of King Gyeongjong (1688-1724, reign 1720-1724), the 20th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty, and his second wife, Queen Seonui (1705-1730).

King Gyeongjong was the first son of King Sukjong and Janghuibin, who was one of King Sukjong’s concubines. King Gyeongjong, who was born weak and anemic, died only four years after becoming king, without any great political achievements. As a results, queen Seonui became the crown princess in 1718 and queen in 1720 when King Gyeongjong ascended to the throne. She is known to have had a kind heart and prudent personality.

Uireung’s tombs differ from the other royal double tombs in that they are not placed side-by-side. Instead, according to geomantic theory, one tomb has been placed directly behind the other one. The arrangement also shows that when making tombs, Korean ancestors did their best to protect the natural environment.



Current Status

UNESCO World Heritage / Historic Site No. 204


Every Monday


1 hour

Operating Hours

February-March, September-October 09:00-18:00
June-August 09:00-18:30
November-January 09:00-17:30
* Last admission is one hour before closing.

Parking Facilities

80 parking spaces (Free)

Admission Fees

Adults (ages 19-64): Individual 1,000 won / Group (10 people or more): 800 won

Children (ages 7-19): Individual 500 won / Group (10 people or more): 400 won

* The following people can enter free of charge (appropriate ID required).

- Students under age 24

- People with a disability

- Infants (age 6 & under) and seniors (age 65 & over)

- Teachers and/or guides on educational trips

[Hourly / Lunch / Day Pass]

Hourly Pass : Valid for 1 year

Lunch: 11:30-13:30

- Fee: 30,000 won

Lunch Pass: Valid for 3 months (10 times)

- Entry : 11:30-13:30 (Admission Time: 11:30-13:30)

- Fee: 3,000 won

Day Pass: Valid for 1 month

- Entry : Anytime during the operating hours.

- Fee: 10,000 won

Facilities for the Handicapped

Wheelchair rental service, designated toilet and parking lot