Schrein Jongmyo

Schrein Jongmyo

Jongmyo Shrine Jongmyo Shrine preserves the tablets of the deceased kings and queens of the Joseon period. The shrine (p. 45) was built on the basis of the Confucian thought that honouring one’s ancestors is the most important virtue. The shrine complex includes the main hall Jeongjeon and the side hall Yeongyeongjeon, as well as many other halls that are used exclusively for performing ancestral rituals. The traditional ancestral ritual Jongmyo Jerye is dedicated to the royal family of the Joseon period and has been performed at Jongmyo Shrine for more than 600 years.