Gyeongbok Place, museum

Gyeongbokgung (Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven) was built in 1393, three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded, and it served as the main palace. This palace is located in the heart of capital city. It was steadily expanded before being reduced to ashes during the Japanese invansion of 1592. For the next 273 years the palace were left derelict until finally being rebuilt in 1878 under the leadership of Prince Regent Heungseon Daewongun. The...(more)
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Guenjeongjeon (Throne hall), Gyongbok palace

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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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Geunjeongjeon is the Throne Hall, where the king granted audiences to his officials, presided over large official functions and met foreign envoys. Geunjeongjeon is the largest and most formal hall in Gyeongbokgung. The two-tier edifice stands on a high platform reached by stone steps. There is a spacious courtyard in front, where important events were held and corridors enclose it.

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