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Insumun gate of Taewonjeon, Gyeongbokgung Palace
Seoul

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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Taewonjeon Shrine held the portrait of King Taejo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty. Later, it was used for other purposes, such as housing mortuary tablets and performing rites for the deceased.

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