The Sanctuary of Jongmyo is a building dedicated to the celebration of the kings and queens of Chosun dynasty. The Sanctuary is located in Seoul, South Korea, and is a sacred place for the confucianism, the oldest among those devoted to the sovereign is preserved until today, whose ceremonies continue a tradition that began in the fourteenth century. These kind of buildings were common in the Korean Peninsula during the three kingdoms of Korea, but only the Chosun dynasty came to our days. The Sanctuary of Jongmyo was included in the list of world heritage of UNESCO. When it was built in 1394 by order of king Taejo it was believed that this was one of the longest buildings from all over Asia, if not the longest. The main room, the Jeongjeon, had seven bedrooms, each of which was reserved for a king and his queen. The Complex was expanded by order of king Sejong, who built the Yeongnyeongjeon (room of eternal well-being). In the following years, the habit of expanding the complex continued, especially in the direction of the west to the east, especially to the need for to accommodate a larger number of commemorative tables during the reign of the overlords following; if it came to a total of nineteen rooms.
Of the access doors of the sanctuary, the south was reserved for spirits, that the eastern and western the king to celebrantes of the rituals of the gifts. For the throne which was on the Gyeongbokgung palace, one of the five grand palaces of Chosun dynasty, the sanctuary of Jongmyo was visible to the left of the king, while the sanctuary of Sajik (another important sanctuary of confucianism) was visible to the right of the king, a practice derived from the Chinese tradition. In front of the main room is the woldae, a yard long one hundred and fifty meters off a hundred meters.