Gyeongbokgung Palace

  Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first royal palace built by the Joseon Dynasty, three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang) and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. The largest of the Five Grand…

Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

The Secret Garden, Huwon The secret garden was built by King Taejong and was a place for the royal family to come and enjoy some peace and quiet. They kept the entire garden as natural as possible, letting it grow freely and pruning it with human hands as little as possible.  It’s a popular place…

Namsan Park – Seoul (남산공원 (서울))

Introduction : Mt. Namsan is a symbolic mountain located at the center of Seoul. Although not as high as other surrounding mountains, Mt. Namsan is a very popular nonetheless as a resting site. At the top, there are various facilities such as Palgakjeong (octagonal hall), Seoul Tower, Maritime Aquarium, fountains, and Namsan Library. You may…

Dongdaemun Gate (Heunginjimun Gate) (동대문 – 흥인지문)

Heunginjimun Gate was built to protect Hanseongbu, which historically housed important government facilities. Heunginjimun Gate was the gate on the east side of the outer wall of Seoul Fortress among eight gates. It is referred to as Dongdaemun Gate as well. The gate was constructed during King Taejo’s 5th year in 1396, remodeled during the…

The portrait of the warrior.

남산봉수대 전통문화 공연 – Namsan Bongsudae Traditional Cultural Performances in Seoul South Korea