Take a tour of Jongmyo Shrine in Seoul, South Korea – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
Seoul, in the Republic of Korea, is home to the oldest existing royal Confucian shrine.
The Jongmyo Shrine is an amazing structure of great beauty, religious importance, and historic value.
The shrine is still in use and memorial rituals for Korean royalty are performed on a regular basis.
The original shrine here was built in the late 14th century, was subsequently burned in an invasion, and later rebuilt at the start of the 17th century.
Each of the nineteen rooms of the Jongmyo shrine contains a memorial tablet of a past king and queen.
The rooms of the shrine stand side-by-side, making the building unusually long.