Town Tour

Formerly, Samseong-dong was the area of Bongeunsa, Mudongdo, and Dakgeom in Eonju-myeon, Gwangju-gun, Gyeonggi-do until the end of Joseon Period. On March 1, 1914, which was the time under the Japanese imperial rule, the three natural villages of Bongeunsa, Mudongdo, and Dakgeom were incorporated according to No. 111 of Joseon Governor General’s Order. Since it was named as ‘Samseong-ri’ at the demarcation of Gyeonggi area, the place has been called as Samseong. Also, Bongeunsa is a temple of Jogye Order established by the National Preceptor Yeonhoe during the reign of King Wonseong of Silla Dynasty. Initially, its name was Gyeonseong Temple but after rebuilding of the temple according to the order of Queen Jeonghyeon of Joseon Period, its name was changed to Bongeunsa. Including the signboard written by the great writer Chusa, Seonbul Hall, and printing woodblocks, there are many relics in the temple.



Address : 1 Seolleung-ro 100-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel No. : +82-2-568-1291
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Neung is a tomb of old kings, and it is called Seonjeong-neung as a combination of Seon-neung and Jeong-neung. The Neung of two kings is designated as the 199th historical site to act as a green park area where people can enjoy walks and relaxation.
* Opening Hours
- March~October : 06:00~21:00 (Ticketing 06:00~20:00)
- November~January : 06:30~17:30 (Ticketing 06:30~16:30)
- February : 06:00~18:00 (Ticketing 06:00 ~17:00)
* Ticket Price : Child (7~18 years) 500 won, Adult (19~64 years)1,000 won for foreigners
※ Closed Mondays
Seong-jong and Seon-neung
Seonjg-jong is the ninth king of Joseon who is the nephew of Korean language inventor, Sejong ‘s second son Sejo. Almost all civilization and institution was established during the early days of Joseon. He codified the existing law system and made proclamation of Gyeongguk Daejeon which is the code of laws on native order. Seong-neung is the place where Seong-jong, the ninth king of Joseon and his wife queen Jeonghyun Yoon is enshrined.
Jung-jong and Jeong-neung
Jeong-neung is the place where the second son of Seong-jong , Jung-jeong the 11th king is enshrined. The following is the background of Jeong-neung. When Jung-jong died, he tomb was in the place of his wife who have died earlier. However, the second wife, queen munjeong wanted to her husband’s tomb near her and the tomb was transferred. This was for her to lie beside her husband when she died, but a separate tomb was placed due to the geographical conditions.
Exit 10 of Seolleung station , Subway Bundang line and Line 2
Exit 3 of Seonjeongneung station,  subway line 9
the person in charge
samseong 1-dong Gu Aeja / 02-3423-7803
Apgujeong-dong Lee Jeong-wan / 02-3423-7603
Cheongdam-dong Kim Jongbeom / 02-3423-7704
Sinsa-dong Jeong Haeran / 02-3423-7303
Nonhyeon-dong Im jungbin / 02-3423-7403
Yeoksam 1-dong Kwak jisuk / 02-3423-8604
Daechi 1-dong Kim hyunhee / 02-3423-8303
Suseo 1-dong Choi eunhae / 02-3423-8553