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Gyeongbokgung, South Korea

by WCC on May 6, 2012

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Gyeongbokgung is a palace in Seoul . The name means “radiant happiness”. He is the first and largest palace under five palaces , in the Korea of the Joseon Dynasty were built.The Gyeongbokgung was built in 1395, completed three years after the founding of the Joseon Dynasty. With the completion of the capital of the dynasty of Gaegyeong to Hanyang installed and served until its destruction during the Imjin War in 1592 as the residence of the king. Only in 1868 it was built in the fifth year of King Gojong reign again.

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During the Japanese rule (1910 to 1945) were demolished building and the building plan changed significantly. Among the buildings that have not been demolished, there were the Gyeonghoeru pavilion and Geunjeongjeon. At that time Japanese national language and the palace was used by the Japanese pronunciation of the name for Chinese characters Keifukuky┼ź .

It was not until 1990, they began to reconstruct the palace in its original form. This required the residence of the Governor General, the Government House from the time when Korea was a province of Japan, will be demolished. Only then could the Heungryemun be faithfully reconstructed. The royal apartments and the residence of the Crown Prince were also restored to the original. The plans provide for the first phase, to have by the year 2010, approximately 40% of the original structure made again.

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Gyeongbokgung Seoul

Gyeongbokgung palace 550x412 Gyeongbokgung, South Korea

Gyeongbokgung palace

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