Heonilleung

Heonilleung is a cluster of Joseon Dynasty royal tombs, made up of two tombs in Seocho-gu, Seoul. This is where Taejong of Joseon and Sunjo of Joseon are entombed, along with their queens.[2]

Heonilleung
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Illeung
Location34 Heonilleunggil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea[1]
Coordinates37°27′57″N 127°04′32″E / 37.465917°N 127.075694°E / 37.465917; 127.075694Coordinates: 37°27′57″N 127°04′32″E / 37.465917°N 127.075694°E / 37.465917; 127.075694
Governing bodyCultural Heritage Administration of Korea
TypeCultural
Criteriaiii, iv, vi
Designated2009 (33rd session)
Reference no.1319
State Party South Korea
RegionAsia and Australasia
Heonilleung is located in South Korea
Heonilleung
Heolleung and Illeung
Heonilleung
Hangul
헌인릉
Hanja
Revised RomanizationHeonilleung
McCune–ReischauerHŏnillŭng

CharacteristicsEdit

Heolleung is made up of twin mounds, the king was entombed in the left one, while the queen in the right one. The two mounds are connected by railings. Illeung consists of one mound only, that houses both the king and the queen. King Sunjo was originally buried in Jangneung in Paju but his tomb was moved to the current location in 1856 due to auspicious reasons of geomancy.[2]

Tomb Deceased Year
Heolleung (헌릉) Taejong of Joseon
Queen Wongyeong (원경)
1420
Illeung (인릉) Sunjo of Joseon
Queen Sunwon (순원)
1856
 
Heolleung

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "서울 헌릉과 인릉" (in Korean). CHA. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
  2. ^ a b "Heolleung and Illeung Royal Tombs, Seoul". Cultural Heritage Administration. Retrieved 2015-11-26.