Jongmyo (Chongmyo) Shrine with a Toddler

 
Even as the weather begins to chill in Korea, our little family is still heading outdoors to see the sights here in Seoul. We recently visited the Chongmyo Shrine. 
It is a Unesco World Heritage sight. This was a great place to let Sam run around, take some fun pictures, and learn a few interesting facts about Korean history. This site is known for its calmness and relaxing atmosphere. I didn't think it was possible with a 1 and a half year old running around but I was wrong. The way the shrine is set up I could let Sam walk alone and I could easily follow and just relax. Nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Seoul. We went on a Saturday, when the shrine has open admissions. If you go on a weekday you must go with a tour group so check the times. (Links below.) Admission was only 1,000 Won.















SCS Toddler Fast Facts:
- Stroller accessible
- Stroller rentals available
- Children 6 and under are free!(Over six is 500 Won)
- 3 restrooms on the Shrine grounds

Getting There:
Subway lines 1 (exit 11), 3, or 5 (exit 8) at station Jongno-3(sam)-ga

GPS Address:
157 Jong-no, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-400


Bus:
Blue Bus- 100, 103, 143, 150, 160, 201, 260, 262, 270, 271, 273, 370, 708, 710, 720, 721

Hours:
Closed on Tuesdays
9- 18:00 (March-Sept)
9- 17:30 (Oct.- Feb.)

Ticket booth closes one hour before the closing of the shrine.

English Tours
10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00


Useful Websites:
World Heritage Site
Visit Korea
Jongmyo Shrine Korea Website
Jongmyo Shrine English Website


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