Seen at Gyeongbokgung Palace

The Gyeongbokgung Palace was originally built in 1395, it was the royal palace and center of government during the Joseon Dynasty. It was destroyed by the Imjin War and was abandoned for two centuries. Later it was restored to its original design that incorporated the traditions of the Joseon era.

Gwanghamun gate. I have been here a couple of times but it felt like seeing this place with fresh eyes. I forgot how magnificent this place was.

Unlike the eaves that I have seen in temples, this one by the gate was more elaborate. Look at all the detail and color.

Changing of the guards ceremony by the gate.

It so happens that I love watching visitors in Hanbok. They all look so pretty which gives the palace visit a bit of color. I was also told that you get in free if you come in costume. Maybe I should try that next time.

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