Yeonghwiwon & Sunginwon
Welcome to Dongdaemun-gu
Yeonghwiwon, the gravesite of Queen Sunheon Gwibi Eom (1854 ~ 1911), who was the second wife of King Gojong of Joseon, is located at 205 Cheongnyangni Dong, Dongdaemun Gu. The graves of Queen Eom and her grandson, Lee Jin, called ‘Sunginwon’ are located over a vast area of land (16,642 pyong), The site was selected Historical Relic 361 in October, 1991, as it housed various stone monuments and artifacts, including Mun-inseok, Mangjuseok, Jangmyeongdeung, and Jeongjagak. Queen Eom, who became queen after Queen Myeongseong Min was murdered by Japanese soldiers, gave birth to the prince who later went on to become King Yeongchin. Queen Eom took a great interest in new education and contributed significantly to the advancement of modern education in Korea through such efforts asestablishing Jinmyeong Girls’ School and so forth. The mortuary tablet of Queen Eom is sealed inside Chilgung (located in Gungjeong Dong, Jongno Gu) that houses the mortuary tablets of seven concubines of Joseon kings who gave births to the princes that later went on to become kings.