Friday, 20 December 2013

Photo Diary : Changdeokgung Palace and Secret Garden

Changdeokgung was constructed in 1405, the fifth year of King Taejong. It was the secondary palace of Gyeongbukgung, the main palace. All of the palace buildings were destroyed by the fire during the Japanese invasion in 1592. Changdeokgung was restored in 1610 and served as the main palace for about 270 years until Gyeongbukgung was finally reconstructed in 1867. Changdeokgung is relatively well-preserved and is representative of Korean palace architecture. The Secret Garden of Cheongdeokgung is one of the most attractive place in Korea. The Changdeokgung Palace complex was inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 1997 for its outstanding architecture and a design that is in harmony with the landscape. (Source : Combination Ticket for Palaces

Changdeokgung Palace

Secret Garden

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