- 44, Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju
The Gyeonggijeon Shrine is to enshrine the portrait of King Taejo Yi Seong-gye and perform ancestral rites.
The Gyeonggijeon Shrine was designated as Historic Site No. 339 on Jan. 9, 1991.
King Taejong built the shrines to enshrine the portrait of King Taejo Yi Seong-gye in Jeonju, along with shrines in Gyeongju and Pyeongyang in 1410 (the 11th year of King Taejong’s reign) and called them ‘Eoyongjeon Shrines’.
Gyeonggijeon Shrine is in Jeonju, which is considered the Joseon Dynasty's cradle and was named by King Sejong.
The Gyeonggijeon Shrine is divided into Jeongjeon Shrine and Jogyeongmyo.
Jeongjeon (Treasure 1578) enshrines the portrait of King Taejo Yi Seong-gye (National Treasure No. 317).
It has 3 Kans (length between pillars) on the front and side. Jeongjeon has a gabled roof using multiple brackets. It is built with a stone foundation, façade stones, and cover stones.
The stylobate in one Kan (distance between pillars or beams) was projected in front. The tower was built to make the worship space. It looks like a T-shaped house and is for sacrifices before a royal tomb. The brick road is connected to three facades of the stylobate of the tower.
Jogyeongmyo is north of Jeongjeon. Jogyeongmyo was built to enshrine the tablets of Sagonggong Yi Han and his wife during the Silla period, the progenitor of the Yis of Jeonju and the 22nd ancestor of King Taejo in 1771 (the 47th year of King Yeongjo’s reign).
Main information for viewing
|Price of admission||
• Individual: KRW 3,000 for adults / KRW 2,000 for teenagers and soldiers / KRW 1,000 for children
• Group: KRW 2,500 for adults / KRW 1,500 for teenagers and soldiers / KRW 500 for children
• Individual: 1,000 won for adults / 800 won for teenagers and soldiers / 500 won for children
• Group: 800 won for adults / 600 won for teenagers and soldiers / 300 won for children
※ Free viewing to commemorate "Culture Day" on the last Wednesday of every month
• March to May: 09:00 to 18:00 every day
• June to August: 09:00 to 19:00 every day
• September to October: 09:00 to 18:00 every day
• November to February: 09:00 to 17:00 every day