Jongmyo Shrine (1995)
Republic of Korea

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Jongmyo is the oldest and most authentic of the Confucian royal shrines to have been preserved. Dedicated to the forefathers of the Choson dynasty (13921910), the shrine has existed in its present form since the 16th century and houses tablets bearing the teachings of members of the former royal family. 

Republic of Korea 1999. Top part of a pane illustrating the Jongmyo Shrine. Ritual ceremonies linking music, song and dance still take place there, perpetuating a tradition that goes back to the 14th century. 
  • Republic of Korea 1999. Top part of a pane illustrating the Jongmyo Shrine. 

The top part (shown) contains one of each of the two stamps issued, and is separated from the bottom portion of the pane by a row of perforations. 

The lower part of the pane contains four of each of the stamps issued.  

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Other World Cultural Heritage Properties in Republic of Korea (on this web site). For more information about the individual properties, please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Republic of Korea-section.

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