Changneung Tomb at Seooreung Tombs

Changneung royal tomb at Seooreung Tombs Korea

Red Gate at Changneung tomb

Changneung tomb is located at the Seeoreung tomb site. Changneung tomb is made up of two tombs, the tomb of King Yejong and his second wife Queen Ansun. King Yejong was the 8th monarch King of the Joseon Dynasty. He was born in 1450 and passed away in 1469. He was the second son of King Sejo and became king after the sudden death of his brother Uigyeong (Later King Deokjong). King Yejong’ time in power was short lived as he died 14 months after ascending the throne due to poor health. During his short reign as King several incidents occurred. He also granted common farmers the right to cultivate fields which originally belonged to the military. He died in Gyeongbokgung Palace in 1469.

Queen Ansun was born around 1455 and died in 1498. She married King Yejong after his first wife died shortly after giving birth to Prince Inseong.

Changneung tomb was built in 1470 to house King Yejong and Queen Ansun was buried on the adjacent hill in 1499. Every year on April 16th the memorial rites of Changneung are held.

Opening Hours / Admission:

March to October: 6am ~ 6:30pm
November to February: 6:30am ~ 4:30pm
Tickets stop going on sale 1 hour before closing time.
Closed on Mondays.


1,000 won for adults (19 to 64)
500 won for youth (7 to 18)

How to get to Changneung tomb at Seooreung Royal Tombs:

Take line 3 to Nokbeon Station and leave exit 4. Walk straight for about 100 metres and there will be two bus stops on your left. Get on bus 9701 (Red) or Bus 702A (Blue, make sure its is A). Get off at Seooreung Entrance(서오릉입구).
You can also get bus 9701 (Red) from Gusan station line 6 exit 1.
When you get off at the bus stop take the first right and head straight. You will then see the Seooreung Tomb Entrance.

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Visit the other tombs at Seooreung.