A fast paced, modernist, emerging new world city,
However the palace complex is being renewed over a 40 year initiative, to its old regal splendour.
This symbol of majesty for the Korean nation originally housed around 300 buildings. Of these only around 10 remained following its destruction by the Japanese.
One of the buildings that remained (and were restored in the eighteen hundreds) was the Keunjeong – jeon. Built on a double level platform, this is
The Chagyong-jon was where the Dowager Queen Cho lived and is the only surviving structure which houses a bedroom.
The Kyeonghoe-ru is a large pavilion built as an open air banquet hall where the King entertained his visitors. Built on a man made lotus pond, this 48 pillared pavilion is still used today for special functions.
This historic monument of ancient Korean culture is a must visit for any traveller to