King Jeongjo Tomb Parade Reenactment

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For the first time in 220 years, the royal procession of King Jeongjo the Great visiting the tomb of his father (Crown Prince Sado) will be re-enacted. The 22ndruler of the Joseon Dynasty, King Jeongjo moved his father’s tomb to Hwaseong, Suwon and thus visited the tomb 13 times to pay tribute to his father, making these rituals the biggest royal procession in the dynasty. The documentation of the 1795 ceremony, which now lies in the National Museum of Korea as a 20 meter scroll, portrays in extreme detail (under the order of King Jeongjo) the 779 horses and 1779 people involved. Starting at Chengdeok Palace, the 800 meter parade joined by 1,239 people and 168 horses, will include various rituals, events and photo opportunities. The ending destination will be the Siheung Temporary Palace. Make sure to check out their website for additional events!

By: Chuljunsung


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