Category Archives: World Heritage

Huwon: The Secret Garden of Changdeokgung

More than half of the grounds of Changdeokgung Palace are in the Huwon, the ‘Secret Garden’, which is the supreme example of a traditional Korean garden. It was established for the exclusive use of the Joseon kings, and only people … Continue reading

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Changdeokgung, the Last Palace I Visited in South Korea, Part 4: Nakseonjae

Nakseonjae is a complex of relatively simple buildings in the corner of Changdeokgung Palace, which is a World Heritage Site. As you can see, it has much plainer colors than most of the other palace buildings. This set of buildings … Continue reading

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Changdeokgung, the Last Palace I Visited in South Korea, Part 3: Indoor Spaces

This post is dedicated to all of the photos I took of indoor spaces in Changdeokgung palace, which is a World Heritage Site. The two photos above show the main throne hall of Changdeokgung. You can see the many double … Continue reading

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Changdeokgung, the Last Palace I Visited in South Korea, Part 2: Trees

Above is the set of … I think they are locust trees … which are between the entrance gate of Changdeokgung and the stone bridge, which is incidently the oldest stone bridge in Seoul. If I remember correctly, these trees … Continue reading

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Changdeokgung, the Last Palace I Visited in South Korea, Part 1

Even though I started my trip to Seoul by seeing Jongmyo, Gyeongbokgung, Changgyeonggung and Deoksugung in two days, I decided to save Changdeokgung, which is said to be the most beautiful, and is a World Heritage Site, for last. And … Continue reading

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Photos of a Mystery Place in Seoul

There is one place where I took more photos than any other single place in Seoul. Before I officially introduce and describe this place, I am going to publish this gallery of photos, to let the visually oriented imagine what … Continue reading

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Seolleung & Jeongneung, Two Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty

So, I’ve been to the famous Baekje royal tomb and Silla royal tombs, but what about the royal tombs of later periods? Well, the Goryeo royal tombs are in North Korea, so I couldn’t go there. Most of the Joseon … Continue reading

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