Daebinmyo Tomb at Seooreung Tombs

Daebinmyo Tomb

Daebinmyo Tomb is located at Seooreung tombs. Daebinmyo is a myo type tomb. Myo tombs are given to very low ranking people or civilians. Daebinmyo tomb holds the body of Lady Jang also known as Huibin. She was died in 1701 from poison. She was a royal concubine of the 19th monarch of the Joseon Dynasty, King Sukjong. For a long time King Sukjong had no heir but Lady Jang bore him a son, Prince Yun who later became the Crown Prince Yun. King Sukjong took a strong liking to Lady Jang and elevated her to Queen when problems arose in the place. It was later discovered that Lady Jang had built a shrine in her residence in an attempt to do harm to Queen Inhyeon. Many people petetioned for the King to have mercy on the Crown Princes Mother, Lady Jang however the King felt her conduct  was too wicked to be pardoned. King Sukjong regretted making Lady Jang a queen and took back his first wife Queen Inhyeon. He gave poison for Lady Jang to take. He then prohibited elevating the Bin (Royal Concubine) to the Bi (Queen) by law.

The tomb was originally located in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do but was moved to it’s current location in June, 1969.

The tomb of Lady Jang is very basic but you are able to get up close and see the details of the statues surrounding the tombs.

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 Daebinmyo 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.