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Painted Ceiling and hanging tablet of Jondeokjeong, 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

Pavilions of various shapes were built here. Jondeokjeong, a hexagonal pavilion with a two-stroy roof(this one), and Gawllamjeong with a fan-shapede roof were built on the pond's edge. On the hill to the west stands Pyeomusa, with a gabled roof. You can see a tablet with writing of King Jeongjo dating to 1789.

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