Friday, 20 December 2013

Photo Diary : Gyeongbokgung Palace

In 1395, three years after the founding of the Joseon Dynasty by king Taejo, the new main place, Gyeongbokgung Palace was completed after the capital of the new dynasty was moved from Gaegyong to Seoul . The palace was destroyed by fire during the Japanese invasion of 1592 and was mot reconstructed until 1867, the fifth year of King Gojong. During the Japanese occupation grom 1910 to 1945, most of the palace was torn down; only few buildings including Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Geunjeongjeon Hall were left standing. An effort to fully restore Gyeongbokgung  to its former glory has been ongoing since 1990. The Japanese Government General building was removed, making the way for the full restoration of Heungnyemun Gate to its original state. In 2010, restoration of Gwanghwamun Gate, the main entrance to the palace, was completed. (Souce : Combination Ticket for Palaces)

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  1. Wow it looks so beautiful, hope that I can visit one day! ^^

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