Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Changdeokgung Palace is also known as Donggwol, the Eastern Palace, because of its location to the east of Gyeongbokgung Palace. For 270 years, the palace was home to the Joseon government and was also the favored residence of many Joseon Dynasty kings. This makes Changdeokgung Palace the longest-serving royal residential palace. Compared to other palaces, Changdeokgung Palace is well-preserved and still has many of its original features. A particular virtue of Changdeokgung Palace is the way its buildings blend into the surrounding landscape. The palace’s rear garden, Huwon, is considered an excellent example of Korean garden design and is the only rear garden of any Korean palace. In 1997, Changdeokgung Palace was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

If you are a fan of Korean Sageuk Dramas, you may have seen Changdeokgung Palace in one of them. We stayed in Anguk area so the palace was just a walking distance. The nearest Station is Anguk Station which is less than 5 minutes walking to the Palace.

The entrance

These two caught my attention before entering the Palace. Do they remind us of first love?

I wonder what they are talking about…they look serious

Only one of them is listening to the teacher

a little field trip…reminds me of my kindergarten days

 

and we’re inside…

Lovers

Hanbok and sneakers?!

Look at the intricate designs…

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