Wednesday, 25 March 2015

South Korea: Jongmyo Shrine

On 9th March I got five postcards: three from South Korea and two from Finland.

One of the cards from South Korea shows the Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo Shrine. The Jongmyo Shrine was first built in the 14th century and after it was destroyed by fire it was rebuilt in 1608. It is the oldest royal Confucian shrine still standing and is dedicated to the memory of the Joseon kings and queens. Since 1995 is the Jongmyo Shrine on the UNESCO World Heritage List and since 2008 is the Royal ancestral ritual in the Jongmyo shrine with its music an Intangible Heritage of the UNESCO.


Stamps:
Wedding ceremonial (whole set) (issued 01-09-1984)
Fish (from set of four) (issued 08-06-1991)
Night Heron (issued 17-01-2000)


Thank You very much Claus!

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