• 영문사이트
  • 국문사이트
  • 페이스북
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    This was originally built as the secondary palace of Gyeongbokgung (palace) in 1405; its structure remains closest to the original among the palaces of the Joseon Dynasty. Halls are built along the mountain slope and gardens are designed to preserve their natural states as much as possible, leading to a perfect harmony between nature and artificiality. For this reason, the palace was listed as a UNESCO world cultural Heritage site in 1997.

     

      Deoksugung (Palace) was first built as a royal residence, but it became a palace when the king stayed there after the Japanese Invasion in 1592. Western style buildings were built here during the Japanese colonial period, making it the only palace with modern buildings. Seokjojeon, one of these modern buildings, now accommodates the National Museum of Contemporary Art.
     
    Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung was the main royal palace and heart of the Joseon Dynasty for 500 years. The remaining halls include geunjeongjeon, where official ceremonies were held, and the private quarters of the king and queen. The National Palace Museum of Korea-which showcases royal culture-and the national Folk Museum of Korea-where the life cycles of Koreans in the olden days can be observed-are within its precincts.   This is a temple representing Korean Buddhism. It offers a temple life program for foreigners. On Buddha's Birthday, the Lotus Lantern Festival is held in the Jongno and insa-dong areas with Jogyesa (Temple) as the starting point of the parade.
       
    This is a Confucian shrine where memorial tablets for kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty are kept and memorial services are offered. It is the world's largest remaining single wooden structure built in the 14th century and was listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1995. Jongmyojerye,, the memorial service offered every May since 1464, is one of the oldest ancestral rites maintained today, and was designated as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral Tradition and Intangible Heritage of Humanity' by UNESCO in 2001.