Donggwanwangmyo Shrine

Donggwanwangmyo Shrine is the first place I’ve visited alone. Surprisingly, it’s actually fun to explore a place by yourself.

This is my first tourist spot of the year. Yay! It’s my first time to ride the bus alone. I felt really nervous and excited. I used google maps to find what bus to use. That’s one of the things I love about traveling in Korea. They have designated bus stops and bus numbers! You can also download an app which shows what time a bus arrives.

Here’s some facts about Donggwanwangmyo Shrine:

1. It is known as Korea’s Treasure No. 142.

2. It is a tomb for Chinese General Gwan Yu.

3. It is also known as Seoul Donggwanwangmyo which means the east of Seoul.

4. The shape of the roof is based on the Chinese letter gong.

5. This east shrine is the biggest and the most brilliant among the four shrines located in the north, south and west.

Donggwanwangmyo Shrine
Honestly, this Donggwanwangmyo Shrine is just my side trip. I really went here to visit the Hwanghakdong Flea Market. I’ll talk about it on my next blog post. 🙂

How to go there:

Take subway Line 1 or Line 6 to Dongmyo Station (exit 3)
Turn right at the first street onto Jong-ro 58-gil.
Continue 130 meters and turn left.
The entrance to the shrine will be on the left.

Admission is free!

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