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Visit the Seouls most famous Shamanist Shrine - Inwangsan Guksadang

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Shamanist Shrine - Inwangsan Guksadang is a historical place to visit, the shrine was originally first intended to be used for sacrifices and to perform various exorcisms. It is Seoul’s most famous Shamanist shrines. It was destroyed in 1925 by the Japanese but was rebuilt again by the Koreans. The shrine is above another temple, Seonamjeong, marked by a bell pavilion and gates painted with a pair of traditional door guardians. The shrine is a small and simple structure with no ostentatious décor or designs that one would have witnessed in their previous visits to one of Seoul’s temples. You will also get to see the gut ceremony that involves laying out food for the dead. An interesting visit, especially if you would like to learn more of the way and culture of Shamanist life.

See also : Visit the historical and majestic Gyeongbokgung Palace

Timings: Open all days.

Price: Free

Address: Seodeamun, Seoul, South Korea

How to reach: The nearest subway station is Dongnimmun on Line 3 of Seoul Subway system from there take Exit no. 2.

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