Hawaii Mom Blog: Visit Seoul: Unhyeongung




May 19, 2023

Visit Seoul: Unhyeongung

On our first full day in Seoul, we kept getting lost on the bus, and we actually ended up passing Unhyeongung twice!  After the second time, I figured we may as well check it out.

Unhyeongung is a Hall of Korean Royal Family Culture.  

According to the website, it "used to be a Jamjeo (a temporary place for the soon-to-be monarch to stay before taking the throne) of Gojong, 26th King of Joseon Dynasty, and was the house of Heungseon Daewongun. Unhyeongung retains its historical importance as a base for Heungseon Daewongun's political activities during the modern Korean era."

The property consists of various buildings some of which were used for celebrations, others as a guest house, residence for managers, or security.  There was even a building in which only women were allowed.

I enjoyed getting a closer look at the intricate carvings and detail work throughout the buildings, as each structure was so expertly crafted.
The Sujiksan has a few rooms in which you can see objects from daily life.  

Unhyeongung appeared to be a "gathering place" of sorts, as we saw numerous kids hanging out at tables versus exploring the grounds.

There was no fee to enter.  Restrooms are on site, which turned out to be a welcomed find, since we kept getting lost.

464 Samil-daero, Jongno-gu
Seoul, South Korea

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