The five royal palaces in Seoul are a must for any traveler who wants to immerse themselves in the ancient culture of South Korea.
These five buildings are one of the greatest architectural legacies of the Joseon Dynasty, one of the most important in the history of Korea.
The royal palaces tend to have a similar structure formed by a throne room and board at the center. After the throne room, residential quarters are located, and to the east is the residence of the prince. All palaces, which are made of wood, they also have a garden.
When Seoul was designated as the capital of Korea, it was built Gyeongbokgung Palace or Palace of the happy blessing . You can currently visit is a reconstruction of 1867, since the original was a fire.
One of the main attractions of Gyeongbokgung Palace is the royal guard change that takes place every hour from 10:00 to 15:00 hours.
The Changdeokgung Palace or the prosperous virtue was built in 1405. It was the main palace of Seoul during a time of war by the Korean throne.
His real gem is the back garden, named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.
This building dates from the late fifteenth century. The Changgyeonggung Palace and joy flourishing had a zoo, a botanical garden and museum.
The palace was restored in 1984, eliminating the structures added during the Japanese occupation.
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In 1623 it was built as a royal residence the Gyeonghuigung Palace or the serene harmony.
It is located very close to the Seoul Museum of History.
The Deoksugung Palace or the virtuous longevity is the only one that integrates elements of Korean tradition with other Westerners.
As is the case with the Gyeongbokgung Palace can also see a changing of the guard ceremony, although only three times a day.
As you can see, the legacy of the Joseon Dynasty was huge in the Korean capital. Enjoy the five royal palaces in Seoul.