Tomb of King Wanggon

The Tomb of King Wanggon, more correctly known as the Hyollung Royal Tomb, is a mausoleum located Haesong-ri, Kaepung County near Kaesong, North Korea. The tomb belongs to the founder of the Goryeo Dynasty, Wanggeon, who adopted the name Taejo upon ascending the throne and was the first king to unify the entire Korean peninsula after subjugation the southern states of Silla and Baekje. Construction on the tomb began after the king's death in 943. Nonetheless, by the end of the occupation period there was little left of the original tomb, which had deteriorated due to abandonment and looting by Japanese forces. The tomb was heavily reconstructed in 1994, and all of the original buildings and statues were cleared away in order to accomplish its "restoration". The site is nominated for World Heritage status.

  • Koguryo Tombs - Yonggang
  • Koguryo Tombs - Yonggang
  • 高丽太祖王陵前的武官石雕像
  • Koguryo Tombs - Yonggang
  • 高丽太祖王陵碑

Country:
North Korea
Rating:
6
Latitude:
37,9851853
Longitude:
126,5055325
Wikipedia:
Link