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This quiet retreat in the middle of the city houses several tombs of royals. One of the important people buried here is King Seongjong, the ninth king of the Joseon Dynasty, and his wife, Queen Jeonghyeon. His royal mausoleum is called Seolleung. Jeongneung is the burial site for King Jungjong, the second son of Seongjong. The tombs are the green mounds typical of royals of the era. Although they were defaced during the Japanese invasion in 1592, they were later restored. Now they serve as a small oasis as the small forested area shields the tombs from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city.