Saturday, January 26, 2013

Interesting Things About Korea: Gyeongbokgung Palace

Every kid has dreamed of being a Queen, King, Prince or Princess in this modern society, with fancy tea parties and magnificent billowing dresses. However in reality, the palaces that stand today are rather dull places, with an air of heritage rather than that elegance and grandeur that we seek.

The two words History and Heritage sums up Gyeongbokgung Palace. It is situated in Northern Seoul, South Korea, and was historically destroyed by the Japanese Empire in the early 20th century. It has since been rebuilt. It features:

  • the Geunjeongjeon (throne hall)
  • Main Gates 
  • Gangnyeonjeon (King;s quarters) 
  • Donggung (Palace of the Crown Prince) 
  • Pavilions 
Scene from The Moon That Embraces The Sun
The scenery's beautiful and is a popular tourist spot. A lot of historical Korean dramas were filmed here such as the Moon That Embraces the Sun and Dae Jang Guem, just to name a few.

 (photos by me)


  1. Wow it's beautiful! It's now on my "places to go" list!
    Found you on Blogaholic and am now a follower! :)

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    Purely Enchanted

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