Sunday, May 20, 2012

A palace in Korea - photos

According to Wikipedia: Gyeongbok "is a royal palace located in northern Seoul, South Korea. First constructed in 1394 and reconstructed in 1867, it was the main and largest palace of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon Dynasty. The name of the palace, Gyeongbokgung, translates in English as 'Palace of Shining Happiness.'

"Nearly destroyed by the Japanese government in the early 20th century, the walled palace complex is slowly being restored to its original form prior to destruction. As of 2009, roughly 40 percent of the original number of palace buildings still stand or are reconstructed." source: 

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(Proof I was there)

Check back soon for another post of more detailed pictures from the palace.

All photos taken by me.

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