[Yeoju] Royal Tomb of King Sejong
|Address||269-50 Yeongneung-ro, Neungseo-myeon, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do.|
|Business Hours||February ~ May & September ~ October: 06:00 ~ 18:00 June ~ August: 06:00 ~ 18:30 November ~ January: 06:30 ~ 17:30|
|Closed Day||Every Monday|
195th historic site, Yeongneung & Nyeongneung Royal Tombs is located in Wangdae-ri, Neungseo-myeon, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do. Yeongneung Royal Tomb is for the Joseon Dynasty's 4th King, Sejong and Queen Soheon, and Nyeongneung Royal Tomb is for 17th King Hyojong and Queen Inseon. Yeongneung was originally located in Naegok-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, but it was moved in 1469. The current location is considered as the most prepitious site, where the sun and moon shine brightly, and phoenix flies. There are statues of his second wife and himself, and a memorial hall of the King Sejong in order to praise his achievement. Furthermore, every year on Hangul Proclamation Day, various events are held. The King Hyojong and Queen Inseon's Royal Tomb, Nyeongneung Royal Tomb was originally located in vicinity of Geonwolleung in Guri-si, but it was moved to the current location in 1673. The Queen's tomb is on the right side, and the King Hyojong's tomb is on the left side. The Queen's tomb does not have Gokjang, unlike the King Hyojong's. Although it is a double-tomb, it is not located exactly on the same horizon; it can be said that they were not buried evenly from the beginning. General placement and style obey the Joseon Dynasty's Gukjooryeui.