Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jongmyo Shrine - South Korea

Another unesco card from Asia, this one from South Korea. The card was sent by Claus and it shows the Ilmu, a line dance performed in Jongmyo Shrine.

"Jongmyo is a Confucian shrine dedicated to the memorial services for the deceased kings and queens of the Korean Joseon Dynasty. According to UNESCO, the shrine is the oldest royal Confucian shrine preserved and the ritual ceremonies continue a tradition established since the 14th century. Such shrines existed during the Three Kingdoms of Korea period but only the shrines for the rulers of Joseon remain. The Jongmyo Shrine was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1995." - in: wikipedia

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