Thursday, October 7, 2010

There are five royal palaces in Seoul. They all have the same kinds of buildings painted in the same style, because in Choseon times (the last dynasty of Korea from 1392-1897) there was a uniform styles for palaces and temples.

I went to the biggest one, Kyeongbok palace, last year and this year I went to Changdeok palace. I liked this one better, because the layout was more diverse at this one. The consturction of Cheongdeok palace was started in 1405. It's been completely rebuilt once, and has undergone several partial reconstructions. It has a very beautiful palace gardens, but we came too late for the guided tours, the only means through which you could enter them.

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I find the contrast between the modern and traditional interesting.

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Tourists!

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1 comment:

  1. It's raining! :D Enjoying yourself?

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