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Wedding of Emperor Gojong and Empress Myongseong


Wedding of Emperor Gojong and Empress Myongseong, Seoul. Courtesy of KNTO

18 Apr 2009 (annual)
Hours: 1pm-3pm
Cost: Free
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See the glorious costumes of Emperor Gojong and Empress Myongseong - the last empress of the Joseon Dynasty - at this splendid two-hour re-enactment of the couple's 1866 wedding. A royal procession precedes the ceremony at Unhyungung Palace every April.
The original wedding took place on 21 March 1866 when the couple were 14 years old. The recreation aims to be as aunthentic as possible.
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