Set in a tranquil, well-tended plot, this pair of royal burial mounds dates to the very end of the Joseon dynasty. Yeonghwiwon, the larger of the two, is the tomb of a royal concubine who died in 1911, while in Sunginwon lies the infant son (1921–22) of the last Joseon imperial crown prince.

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5. Naksan Park

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7. Hyehwamun

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8. Seoul City Wall Museum

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