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Performance at the Yeonkyeongdang, Changdeokgung Palace
Seoul

Changdeokgung palace was built as a secondary palace in 1405, later became the main palace. Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung were totally destroyed by fire during the Japanese invasion of 1592. After the war, only Changdeokgung was restored in 1610 and served as the main palace for the next 258 years.

The Changdeokgung Palace was inscribed on the Unesco World Cultural Heritage list in 1997. For more information, refer to http://eng.cdg.go.kr/main/main.htm

Yeongyeongdang house has the living space of 120 rooms, which is the largest scale permitted to the Yangban, a hereditary aristocratic class based on scholarship and official position rather that wealth. The style of construction, the layout and the surroundings including pond, brook and tiers of flower bed are representative of Yangban residence of the times. King Sunjo had this house constructed in 1828 as a place to experience the lifestyle of the Yanban class.

The performance in the picture is elegant court dance of Joseon dynacty, named Taepyeongmoo.

Copyright: Min Heo
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Chargée: 19/10/2009
Mis à jour: 30/09/2014
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