On Saturday, June 26th, I went to the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the oldest palace of the Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1910) in Seoul, South Korea. The palace was built in 1394 by its founder, King Taejo.
During the Japanese Invasion (1592 – 1598) the Palace was burned down, but not by the Japanese, but by disgruntled palace servants who wanted to destroy records of their employment there.
A group dresses up in traditional clothes to re-enact the open ceremonies that used to take place there.
Posted on June 28, 2010, in South Korea and tagged drummer, flags, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Joseon Dynasty, open ceremonies, re-enact, Seoul, traditional clothes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.