Hello! This is Wonderful Korea 🙂
Last October, I visited Gyeongbokgung Palace (Palace built and used in Joseon Dynasty) with my family.
Since I visited Gyeongbokgung after a interval of 4 years, I was so excited and happy 🙂
In addition, Sky was so clear on that day, so the picture I took was really beautiful.
Then, would you start visit Gyeongbokgung by seeing pictures I took?
Gwanghwamun, the front gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace
- Haetae, the animal in the world of imagination
- Gyeongbokgung was the main palace of Joseon dynasty (1392~1910), and it was the biggest, too. Like many other royal palaces in Korea, it’s beautiful and nature-friendly. (Source of the map: Google Map)
- Geunjeongjeon was used to hold national ceremony, such as king’s coronation ceremony and morning assembly of vassal. In addition, when foreign delegations visited Korea, they got a reception in Geunjeongjeon.
- Gyeonghoeru, in which was designated as a national treasure of Korea, was used to throw a party for foreign delegations. Those who want to enter there had to book tickets, and only limited number of people could enter there. But my father’s coworker gave us tickets, so we could enter there 🙂
- We entered there to listen to cultural heritage commentator and take some pictures on 2nd floor!
- There are 48 column on the 1st floor of Gyeonghoeru.
- Ceiling of Gyeonghoeru
- Picture taken on 1st floor of Gyeonghoeru
- Picture taken on 2nd floor of Gyeonghoeru
- Rooms on 2nd floor of Gyeonghoeru, in which was place for party
- Hyangwonjeong pavilion was really beautiful!
I saw a squirrel in front of Hyangwonjeong. It was really cute 🙂
- Geoncheong-gung is the place where Edison electricity company installed generator, which was first time to light the electric lights in Korea. Also, Empress Myong-song, also known as Queen Min, who was the wife of King Kojong of the Joseon Dynasty, passed away here at the hands of Japanese assassin in 1895.
- I haven’t seen Jipokjae when I visited Gyeongbokgung few years ago. I guess it had been restored recently!
- The portrait of King Gojong
- Books in Jip-ok-jae, where it is being used as a library.
About 100 years ago, coffee was called ‘Gabae Tea’ in Korea. At the cafe of Jipokjae, my parents had coffee, and me & my brother had Ginger Tea.
- Jagyeongjeon, bedroom for an empress of late king
- Jagyeongjeon Chimney with Ten Longevity Symbols
- Sojubang, kitchen of the palace
We tried some tea and Dasik (다식,Tea confectionery)
Sambaekjip (Korean Restaurant)
- We went to Sambaekjip and had Jimdak (Steamed chicken)&Bean Sprout Soup with rice, which was much more delicious than I expected. After having lunch, we came back home!
- It was great for me to visit Gyeongbokgung palace, feel flavor of Korean palace (Harmony with nature), and have a great time with my family^^
- Also, it was new experience to enter Gyeonghoeru, where it wasn’t completely opened to the public.
Have a nice day!!