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Gyeongbokgung palace("Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven.") is the largest palace of Chosun dynasty(1395-1905). This palace is destroyed during the Japaneses Hideyoshi invasions of 1592, and reconstructed in 1867. However Gyeongbokgung Palace was largely torn down during the Japanese occupation in early 20C, and then the restoration has been ongoing since 1990.

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Gyeonghoeru Pavilion(National Treasure No. 224) is built on the pond west of Gangnyeongjeon, the king's living quarters, was where the king threw feasts for foreign envoys or his court officials. The name means that the king is capable of handling national affairs only when he has the right people around him, it was used on joyous occasions.

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