Here’s a UNESCO World Heritage site that you can visit for just 1,000 won ($1). It’s called Seolleung-Jeongneung and is the final resting place of two kings and one queen from the Joseon dynasty.
The verdant green hill tombs and little red shrines are a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of the Gangnam financial district that surrounds the area. There are also some cool stone statues in the shape of zodiac animals that guard the tombs.
Don’t miss the giant gingko tree that has stood watch over the tombs ever since King Jungjong was buried here in the 16th century. Magnificent in summer, watch out for fallen gingko nuts that quickly turn smelly in autumn.
How to get there:
5-minute walk from Seolleung Station (Line 2) Exit 8. You can’t miss the fluttering flags on the wall.
After the history lesson, proceed to the nearby Mapo Mandu outlet for mouthwatering Korean dumplings and seafood noodles.
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