Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Places:Korean Palace

South Korea were popular with its spectacular scenery. This four seasons country have many incredible sites that you should put in your bucket list!From mountain, beaches and island as well their heritage, cultural and people. In my past entry I talk a lot about their places and I'm focus more on its nature and modern site, but for this entry lets' treasure their heritage.^^

For those who plan to visit Korea, there is one place that you MUST visit! Actually its not one place, because they have few site and its different from one to another. ㅋㅋㅋ As we know, Korea were ruled by few dynasty long time ago. Different dynasty have its own charms and uniqueness

What places I'm talking about??? ㅋㅋㅋ still clueless?? It's their palace! I've been to Korea twice so far and only on my second visit I went to their palace. ㅋㅋㅋ However due to limited time, I just visit two of Korean Palace. The most and foremost palace known as Gyeongbokgung Palace. The second palace I've been to is Changgyeonggung Palace

These palace were near to each other and we just walk from Gyeongbukgung Palace to Changgyeongung Palace. Gyeongbokgung were the new main palace after one of the King from Joseon Dynasty move it capital from Gaegyeong to Seoul (known as Hanyang). This palace were destroyed by fire during Japanese invasion of 1592 and it was not reconstructed until 1867 by King Gojong. For more details about this palace you can refer it here. At this palace, my friend and I get a chance to see the changing guard event. It was awesome!!

Changgyeonggung is another palace where it was first build by King Sejong, the 4th ruler of Joseon Dynasty. This palace were build for King Taejong and often served as residential quarters for queens and concubines. During Japanese colonial rules, this palace was turn into park that includes a zoo and botanical garden.For more information about this palace you may refer here.







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p/s: There are so many stunning places to visit around South Korea, however if you didn't grab a chance to visit their palace then your South Korea trip is incomplete! ㅋㅋㅋ You can see changing guard video here.

Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyeongbokgung
              http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264350

Photo Credit: My friend
          


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