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East Nine Royal Tombs, Guri (Historic Site No. 193)

After the demise of King Taejo, the founder and the 1st monarch of the Joseon Dynasty in 1408, the King Taejong, the 3rd monarch of the Dynasty, built royal tomb for the King Taejo at this location. Throughout the Joseon Dynasty, other kings and queens were buried here also. As a result, there are total nine royal tombs in this site.

· Geonwolleung : The tomb of King(Honorary Emperor) Taejo(太祖, 1335~1408, r. 1392~1398), the first ruler of Joseon Dynasty.

· Hyeolleung : The tomb of King Munjong(文宗, 1414~1452, r. 1450~1452), the 5th ruler of Joseon Dynasty, and his consort Queen Hyeondeok(顯德王后, 1418~1441).

· Mongneung : The tomb of King Seonjo(宣祖, 1552~1608, r. 1567~1608), the 14th ruler of Joseon Dynasty, and his first consort Queen Uiin(懿仁王后, 1555~1600), and his second consort Queen Inmok(仁穆王后, 1584~1632).

· Hwireung : The tomb of Queen Jangnyeol(莊烈王后, 1624~1688, r. 1623~1649), the royal second consort of King Injo(仁祖), the 16th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty.

· Sungneung : The tomb of King Hyeonjong(顯宗, 1641~1674, r. 1659~1674), the 18th ruler of Joseon Dynasty, and his consort Queen Myeongseong(明聖王后, 1642~1683).

· Hyeoreung : The tomb of Queen Danui(端懿王后, 1686~1718), the royal first consort of King Gyeongjong(景宗, r. 1720~1724), the 20th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty.

· Wolleung : The tomb of King Yeongjo(英祖, 1694~1776, r. 1724~1776), the 21th ruler of Joseon Dynasty, and his second consort Queen Jeongsun(貞純王后, 1745~1805).

· Sureung : The tomb of the parents of King Heonjong(憲宗), the 24th ruler of the Joseon Dynasty, who were posthumously granted the royal titles of King(Honorary Emperor) Munjo(文祖, 1809~1830) and his consort Queen(Honorary Empress) Sinjeong(神貞皇后, 1808~1890).

· Gyeongneung : The tomb of King(Honorary emperor) Heonjong(憲宗, 1824~1849, r. 1834~1849) the 24th ruler of Joseon Dynasty, and his first consort Queen(Honorary Empress) Hyohyeon(孝顯皇后, 1828~1843), and his second consort Queen(Honorary Empress) Hyojeong(孝定皇后, 1831~1904).

East Nine Royal Tombs
East Nine Royal Tombs