KOREA Day 3: Gyeongbokgung Palace


More than being one of the Fashion Capitals in the World there is one more Major reason why I fell in love in Korea and made me say yes in going to this gorgeous country and that is... its Rich Culture and Beautiful Traditions and History. 


Cold Sunny Saturday, just the perfect weather for our Day 3 in Seoul. Out of all of the places listed in our Itinerary in this whole trip, I must admit our Day 3 to go places are the ones I'm most excited of and first on the list; Gyeongbokgung Palace.
 
Gyeongbokgung Palace or Gyeongbok Palace is probably the most famous Royal Palace in Korea built with culture and traditions since 1395 and witness to epic history since the Joseon Dynasty, this amazingly preserved evidence of life in the past in Korea is definitely a must visit.


Here are more historic details of about this Palace according to Wikipedia.org
"The main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Built in 1395, it is located in northern SeoulSouth Korea. The largest of the Five Grand Palaces built by the Joseon dynasty, Gyeongbokgung served as the home of Kings of the Joseon dynasty, the Kings' households, as well as the government of Joseon.
Gyeongbokgung continued to serve as the main palace of the Joseon dynasty until the premises were destroyed by fire during theImjin War and abandoned for two centuries. However, all of the palace's 7,700 rooms were later restored under the leadership ofPrince Regent Heungseon during the reign of King Gojong. Some 500 buildings were restored on a site of over 40 hectares. The architectural principles of ancient Korea were incorporated into the tradition and appearance of the Joseon royal court.
In the early 20th century, much of the palace was systematically destroyed by Imperial Japan. Since then, the walled palace complex is gradually being restored to its original form. Today, the palace is arguably regarded as being the most beautiful and grandest of all five palaces. It also houses the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum within the premises of the complex."





Geunjeongjeon




Gyeonghoeru (Pavilion)








Hyangwonjeong (Pavilion)



Geoncheonggung (Palace)



Jangandang (Hall) inside Geoncheonggung (Palace) and Chusubuyongru (Pavilion)



Geoncheonggung (Palace)



Geunjeongjeon (Imperial Throne Hall)






Gwanghwamun (Gate)

2 comments:

  1. cool shots, looks like you had a fun trip! :)

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    1. Thanks Ira, Yeees we did had sooo much fun there :)

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