The Seolleung royal tomb park offers tranquil and pleasant promenades amid the hustle and bustle of southern Seoul’s Gangnam district, while providing a touch of history. Seolleung houses the burial mounds of King Seongjong (1469–94), his wife Queen Jeonghyeon and King Jungjong (1506–44) of the Joseon Dynasty. Stone statues of civilian and military officials and their horses stand at attention in front of the graves. In June 2009, all of the Joseon royal tombs were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Admission is KRW 1,000.
EAT>Located between the Evergreen Building and Anam Tower Officetel, Hwangtae Maeul (meaning “dried pollack village,” T. 02-560-3466) offers a range of pollack-based meals of the best quality in Seoul. Most dishes are priced at KRW 5,000.
BUY>Seolleung isn’t a shopping district but COEX certainly is and within walking distance.
SEE>The stone paths leading to the sacrificial building have an elevated path for the dead king and a lower level for living people.
GO>Seonjeongneung Station 선정릉역 (Bundang Line), Exit 3