The two photos above show the main throne hall of Changdeokgung.
You can see the many double phoenixes, which symbolize the Joseon royal family, carved into the ceiling.
There is one building in the palace, Huijeongdang, which retains its traditionally Korean exterior, but was renovated towards the end of Joseon rule on the inside to accommodate various ‘Western’ amenities and styles.
Like Deoksugung, this particular building is noted for its mixed of Korean and European aesthetics.
Of course, some of the interior spaces were focused on practical purpose, such as the kitchen in the photo below:
And even more ‘practical’ space is the heating chamber below…
In the next post, I will present the Nakseonjae complex, a little set of buildings in the corner of the palace built in Qing-dynasty-China style.